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Columbus woman receives Hewlett-Packard scholarship, internship

Trang Nguyen Trang Nguyen

A native Columbus woman hasbecome one of 11 women around the country to receive a scholarship award andinternship in an area of study currently searching for new candidates to face agrowing number of threats.  

Trang Nguyen graduated fromColumbus High School, and is currently a graduate student at Columbus StateUniversity. Her scholarship is to study internet security, a job market with a40 percent vacancy rate, according to a study by the Ponemon Institute.

With so few internet securityprofessionals, and in light of recent breaches tointernet security at major retailers such as Target and Neiman Marcus, theindustry is in need of more skilled applicants, both male and female – butespecially female.

To helpclose this gap, Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced the quarter of a million dollargrant to the Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS). Scholarship recipients will also have the opportunity to intern at HP.

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