Our mission at RSA Conference is to provide programs that help ensure cybersecurity practitioners around the world get the intel and knowledge they need to spur professional growth and protect their organizations from cyberthreats.

What is the Security Scholar Program?

At RSA Conference, we like to surround ourselves with all kinds of brilliant people—including the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

During the week, scholars:
  • Participate in a team-building exercise and a casual dinner with their fellow scholars
  • Enjoy reserved seating at the opening keynote
  • Listen to speakers from across the globe discuss trends and insights
  • Host an open Poster Board Exhibition where they share their current areas of expertise with an opportunity to be one of three finalists for the first ever RSAC Security Scholar Poster Pitch-Off.
  • Network on the RSAC Expo Floor with over 600 companies 
  • Attend an invitation only dinner with leading experts in the field
  • Connect and network with program sponsors 
  • Have the opportunity to join in all RSAC College Day Activities

On the RSAC Expo Floor, scholars can network with over 600 companies before attending an invitation-only dinner with leaders in the field. Scholars will have the chance to share their own insights and research at the at the RSAC Security Scholar Poster Board Exhibition and possibly be one of three finalists for the Poster Pitch-Off. (View the RSAC 2020 Security Scholar Poster Boards and Abstracts). All participating students are also encouraged to join in College Day Activities

Learn more from a recent participant

Watch Interview

  • USA 2018
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RSAC Security Scholars 2018 Interview
  • USA 2017
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RSAC TV: Prakhar Pandey Interview

When is the Security Scholar Program?

In 2019, the Security Scholar Program took place March 4 to 8 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Participating students had the chance to present their research during the RSAC Security Scholar Poster Board Session.

Check out the Security Scholar recap from 2019.

Want to get Your University Involved in 2020?

Take the first step by contacting Cecilia Marinier at Cecilia.Marinier@rsa.com to learn more about participating in the RSAC 2020 Security Scholar Program. 


RSAC Security Scholar and College Day Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

If your company is interested in supporting and interacting with the next generation of the cybersecurity workforce, reach out to your respective sales representative.

College Day Program
College Day is designed to help address the talent gap in cybersecurity by putting college students in touch with industry leaders at RSA Conference.
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