Congratulations to Award and Scholarship Winners Ahead of ICMCP National Conference

09/11/18 01:41 PM EDT

Congratulations to Award and Scholarship Winners Ahead of ICMCP National Conference

CyberSecurity Minority Awards and Scholarship Winners to Highlight Third Annual National Conference September 18-19, 2018 in Atlanta, GA

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ATLANTA, Sept. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) Third Annual National Conference, "The Diversity Game: Changing the Cybersecurity Workforce Landscape" has announced several scholarship winners along with the winners of the prestigious CyberSecurity Minority Awards.  Both groups of awardees will be recognized at the national conference September 18-19, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta.

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This is the second annual, and first of its kind, Cybersecurity Minority of the Year Awards.  "The group of nominees this year was exceptional. Their noteworthy contributions and commitment to closing the digital divide in alignment with ICMCP's organizational mission distinguished them as the best of the best," said Joe Morgan, Chairperson, Scholarship and Awards Committee.  The winners in each category are as follows:

  • Minority-owned Cybersecurity Company of the Year – Sarah Isaacs (Conventus)
  • Minority CISO of the Year – Kavya Pearlman
  • Minority Practitioner of the Year – Jordan Burris
  • Minority Educator of the Year Award – April Boyd-Noronha

On behalf of ICMCP's President, Executive Director and Executive Leadership Team, ICMCP has also announced the 2018 ICMCP Scholarship Award Recipients.  "This year has been an exciting scholarship fundraising season for ICMCP as we enjoy the continued support of ongoing scholarship sponsors as-well-as introduce new corporate scholarship sponsors," stated David Elcock, Executive Director of ICMCP.  "This year we welcome United Airlines, The Nelson H. Waits, Sr. Education Fund and The Arellanes Family Fund Scholarship to the ranks of our existing sponsors Lynx Technology Partners, Inc., TEN, Inc and Conventus Corporation.  We wish to publicly recognize and show our appreciation for their financial support."

Mr. Elcock continued, "These candidate applications were especially noteworthy and each was selected based on their application, resume, academic performance and essay. The selection committee selected their applications to advance ICMCP's goal to increase the number of highly qualified minority and women students pursuing cybersecurity career fields and academic disciplines."  The scholarships and recipients include:

1. Marci McCarthy Cybersecurity Certification Scholarship Program

  • Renee Payne
  • Roncs Etame-Ese

2. Conventus Scholarship Program 

  • Jaquavian Alexander

3. Aric Perminter Undergraduate Endowment Fellowship

  • Tiffany Roberson

4. Lynx Undergrad Fellowship Award

  • Kaneatria Logan

5. Nelson H. Waits, Sr. Education Fund

  • Ebony Hicks
  • Emmy Ebanks
  • Yarisa Walsh

6. The Arellanes Family Fund Scholarship

  • Silvia Gonzalez-Villasenor

7. United Airlines Scholarship

  • Anthony Nash
  • Paola Lowry
  • Shanice Hopson
  • Marisa Torrez

"I'm honored and humbled to receive the 2018 ICMCP Scholarship Award. I want to express my sincere appreciation for being selected for this award.  I'm sure it was a very difficult task, to choose one out-of an amazing community of women and minorities who are working hard to break the status quo," commented Paola Lowry, One of Four United Airlines Scholarship winners.  "I'm appreciative of what ICMCP is doing to even out the IT security industry, allowing everyone who works hard to see growth and accomplishments in their lives."

The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) Third Annual National Conference, "The Diversity Game: Changing the Cybersecurity Workforce Landscape" is the leading destination for issues related to cybersecurity career and industry developments impacting minority cybersecurity professionals and continues to elevate the national dialogue on the critical strategic, tactical and operational imperatives needed to attract and develop minority cybersecurity practitioners.  The full conference agenda is available at   
You can register and view the full conference program at

The ICMCP National Conference is sponsored by Lynx Technology Partners, ADP, CISCO, PwC, Capital One, Conventus, Google, EY, Security Innovation, Bank of America, Symantec, Wells Fargo, Tenable, Carnegie Mellon University Information Networking Institute, Fidelity Investments, IBM, Macy's Tech, Northeastern University College of Computer and Information Science, Shared Assessments, The Law Offices of Mary N. Chaney, P.L.L.C., Veristor, and Innovation and Tech Today.

The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It began official operations in September 2014 and is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, to provide members with educational/technical scholarships, mentoring opportunities, professional development and networking opportunities. For more information or to become a sponsor, please visit, follow @ICMCP_ORG on Twitter or visit the ICMCP LinkedIn page.

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