The GREPSEC II Workshop
May 16-17, 2015

The Ste. Claire Hotel
San Jose, Californa

An NSF and CRA-W/CDC supported workshop for women and underrepresented groups interested in computer security research.

Some Other Resources for Students

Women Studying Information Security

Since 2011, Applied Computer Security Associates, sponsor of the ACSAC and NSPW conferences, has offered scholarships for women in security-related undergraduate and masters' degree programs through the Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS,

Thanks to a $250,000 4-year contribution by Hewlett-Packard company in early 2014, ACSA expanded our program to award 11 scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year. The Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W), an arm of the Computing Research Alliance, led selection of scholarship winners. Information about the 11 SWSIS Scholars (scholarship winners) is available at

ACSA, CRA-W, and HP are pleased to announce that applications for 2015-16 scholarships are open Dec 15 2014 - Feb 15 2015.

To apply, an applicant must provide:

  • An essay describing her interest and background in the information security field.
  • A current transcript.
  • A resume or CV.
  • At least two letters of reference (typically from faculty members).
  • Her university name and class status.

The scholarship is renewable for a second year subject to availability of funds, given proof of satisfactory academic progress. Preference is for US citizens or permanent residents; funds are available for use at any US campus of a US university.

More information at or

CRA-W Resources for Women Students
Undergraduate Resources
Graduate Resources

Black Hat travel awards, August 5-6, Las Vegas, NV

Executive Womens Forum will be awarding 50 complimentary Academic Passes to female university students who demonstrate a passion for Information Security as well as a proven history of related experience and coursework.Each Academic Pass allows full access to all Briefings on Wednesday, August 5 & Thursday, August 6, 2015.
Black Hat & EWF Future Female Leaders Scholarship Program

Black Hat is pleased to announce the return of the Black Hat Student Scholarship Program. As a way to introduce the next generation of security professionals to the Black Hat community, we will be awarding complimentary Black Hat USA 2015 Academic Passes to a limited number of student applicants. Each Academic Pass allows full access to all Briefings on Wednesday, August 5 & Thursday, August 6, 2015.
Application information