RSA Conference announced in partnership with Acumin Consulting, the launch of its new Registration Grant Programme for security practitioners who have lost their jobs amid the economic downturn.
This newly-launched Programme will award complimentary RSA Conference Europe 2009 delegate passes to five previous attendees of the Conference, as well as five delegate passes to information security professionals who are interested in continuing their education.
Criteria to be selected for the RSA Conference Europe Registration Grant Programme includes:
- Must be an information security professional (practitioner, security architect or similar role);
- Must complete a 1,000 character explanation on “Why I want to attend RSA Conference Europe 2009”
- Must submit a 750-character biography to verify their role as security practitioners
- Must be willing to participate in on-site promotional activities.
To apply for the RSA Conference Europe Registration Grant Programme, information security professionals can submit their applications online, between Tuesday 1st September and Friday 11th September. Ten qualified entrants will be selected by RSA Conference Europe and Acumin Consulting, and notified by Tuesday 15th September if they have received a free Delegate pass to RSA Conference Europe 2009. Acumin Consulting will also provide an on-site career counseling service to the ten successful submissions at the Conference.
“Many security professionals have lost their jobs as a result of the current economic environment,” said Linda Lynch, RSA Conference Europe Manager. “This new programme provides another way for RSA Conference to help industry practitioners enhance their skills and improve their career prospects.”