Friday, June 1, 2018

2018 Snort Scholarship Winners

Snort® has selected David Jercinovic and Jared Nussbaum as the recipients of the 2018 Snort Scholarship. The scholarships, each worth $10,000, are awarded to university students that seek to further their education and gain hands-on experience in network security or related fields.

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 David and Jared from a pool of Snort Scholarship applicants.

David graduated from Governors State University in May with his Bachelors of Science in Information Technology, Summa Cum Laude. He will be attending DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media pursuing his Masters in Network Engineering and Security.

Jared is a Junior at University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he is majoring in Computer Science. He is beginning his second summer as an intern for Raytheon IDS as part of their IT Team. 

To assist the winning students in completing their degrees, Snort has awarded each a $10,000 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 fourteen 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!