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What is the RSAC Security Scholar Program?

RSA Conference Security Scholar Program occurs during RSAC and connects the brightest up-and-coming cybersecurity students to leading experts, peers and conference attendees. Its goal is to share knowledge, experience and connections to enrich the discourse on how to stay ahead of cyber threats.

What is RSA Conference?

RSA Conference (RSAC), the world’s largest security conference, is an educational platform for exchanging ideas, sharing best practices and identifying future threats in cybersecurity. To enrich the conversation and identify future thought leaders, RSAC launched the RSA Conference Security Scholar program at the 25th Anniversary Conference in 2016. The program is now entering its third year.When is the RSAC Security Scholar Program?

The Security Scholar Program will take place from April 16 to 20, 2018 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

Who's Invited?

RSAC has selected the following leading cybersecurity programs. If you attend one of the participating schools, please connect with your department head to learn more about how to apply for the chance to attend RSA Conference 2018.


Carnegie Mellon University

 Columbia University

George Mason University

 Georgia Tech

Michigan State University

 Mississippi State University




North Carolina A&T State University


Northeastern University

Penn State 





UC Davis




United States Military Academy West Point

UC Berkeley

Univeristy of Maryland


University of Maryland University College


UMass Amherst

UNC Charlotte


USC Viterbi




University of Washington




Naval Academy

Security Scholar Program Overview

The scholars begin their experience with a team-building exercise and a casual dinner with their fellow scholars at a local pool hall. During the week, the scholars will enjoy reserved seating at the opening keynote, listen to speakers from across the globe discuss trends and insights, and hold an open Poster Session where they will share their current areas of expertise. They will be able to network on the RSAC Expo Floor with over 550 companies and attend an invitation only dinner with leading experts in the field. Students are also encouraged to join in all RSAC College Day Activities.

Interested in your university participating in 2018?

We appreciate yopur interest in the program. Please contact Cecilia Marinier at about participation in the RSAC 2018 Security Scholar Program.

RSA Conference invites all college students to participate in RSAC College Day 

Don’t miss College Day on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Students will enjoy FREE Full Conference access to over 50 sessions and keynotes. Explore your ideal career options, meet companies looking for young, talented students, and speak with thought leaders in this growing industry. Find out more and register

With thanks to our Security Scholar Program sponsors!

Premier Sponsors


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