Cyber security scholarship launched

31 March 2015

Sir William Gallagher
Sir William Gallagher

Sir William Gallagher at the opening of the university;' cyber security lab in 2013.

A new scholarship launched today will support a student studying towards a Master of Cyber Security (MCS) qualification at the University of Waikato.

The Sir William Gallagher Cyber Security Scholarship is worth up to $25,000 and also provides industry experience through a research project at Gallagher.

Sir William Gallagher is a long-standing supporter of the University of Waikato and Hamilton-based Gallagher is one of the world's leading technology innovators in physical security systems.

The scholarship is open to New Zealand citizens studying towards the Master of Cyber Security.

The value of the Scholarship will be $25,000 for students undertaking a 180 point MCS and $20,000 for a 120 point MCS.

Waikato University's Cyber Security head Dr Ryan Ko says the scholarship highlights the strong relationship between the University's Cyber Security programme and industry.

"Sir William helped open our cyber security lab in 2013 and Gallagher is a partner in our flagship STRATUS project so our relationship continues to grow and develop," says Dr Ko.

"This scholarship will provide the recipient with valuable work experience in one of the world's fastest growing industries and the research they carry out will provide real benefits to the community."

Sir William Gallagher says as the world moves toward an increasingly cyber environment, his organisation understands the importance of investing in continuous research and supporting expertise in this developing industry. "We are pleased to be building on our partnership with the University of Waikato and are excited to work closely with the recipient of this scholarship."

Applications for the scholarship must be received by the University of Waikato before 12 April.

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