Wednesday, May 25, 2016

2016 Snort Scholarship Winners!

Columbia, MD – May 25, 2016 – Snort® today announced that it has selected Max Harley and Scott Hight  as the recipients of the 2016 Snort Scholarship. The scholarships, each worth $5,000, are awarded to university students around the world that use Snort to further their education and gain hands-on experience in network security.

To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in a university that uses Snort to protect its network or uses Snort as part of the curriculum in the classroom. The scholarships assist the winning students in completing their degrees and covering educational costs. Snort selected Max and Scott from a pool of Snort Scholarship applicants.

Max Harley is pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science at the College of Charleston and will be continuing his studies at Clemson University this upcoming fall.  

Scott Hight is pursing a Masters of Science in Cyber Security at Liberty University.

To assist the winning students in completing their degrees, Sourcefire has awarded each a $5,000 scholarship for educational costs at the students’ respective universities. 

Sourcefire, now a part of Cisco, developed the Snort Scholarship in 2004 as a way to give back to the open source and security communities. Since the inception of the Snort Scholarship program seven years ago, Sourcefire has recognized university students from around the world, including the United States, Australia, Turkey, Mexico, the Netherlands and Rwanda. 

Snort is the world’s most widely deployed intrusion detection and prevention technology with more than 400,000 registered users and over 5 million downloads to date.

Congratulations to our winners!