Allentown, PA: Netizen Corporation, an award-winning and ISO 27001:2013 certified provider of cyber security and related solutions for defense, government and commercial markets, has announced that they are starting a college scholarship program for selected U.S. military veterans, their families and spouses in cooperation with Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC). Candidates for the scholarship will be pursuing degrees in technical fields, such as cyber security, and have a track record of professional, personal and academic success. Along with the scholarships, Netizen will also expand their own paid technical internship programs for military veterans.
“With over 60% of our employees being military veterans, and being 100% veteran owned, we constantly seek to bring the skills and attributes gained from military service – such as adaptability, attention-to-detail, problem solving, and dedication-to-duty – to the industries in which we operate. As our customers can attest, these attributes truly set Netizen apart and other companies could similarly benefit from promoting veteran employment and educational initiatives,” said Max Harris, Netizen’s Chief of Business Development and a U.S. Army veteran.
Michael Hawkins, Netizen’s CEO and a U.S. Army veteran, added that “with this scholarship program, recipients can earn a two-year degree as well as relevant industry certifications and real-world experience without accruing unnecessary debt. They can then immediately qualify for high-wage jobs in fields that are in desperate need of talented professionals or they can continue working towards another degree.”
Netizen is not a “general information technology (IT) services company” but rather a highly specialized cyber security and compliance solutions provider that works in partnership with IT departments, information system owners/developers, and IT Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to ensure appropriate levels of security and compliance controls are implemented and maintained. As the cyber security industry in general is in need of skilled and certified staff, Netizen has been committed to developing new pipelines of talent by providing opportunities for veterans to transition into the field.
About Netizen Corporation: Named the Lehigh Valley’s “Emerging Business of the Year” and “Veteran Owned Business of the Year” and a recipient of multiple Department of Defense (DoD) awards for superior performance, Netizen is an Allentown, PA based Veteran-Owned company (SDVOSB) specializing in cyber security and compliance solutions for defense, commercial and government markets. Their new commercial-focused subsidiary, CyberSecure Solutions, is also trusted to engineer, implement, audit and maintain cyber security solutions for businesses worldwide. Learn more at NetizenCorp.com and goCyberSecure.com.