Security Scholar

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 RSAC Security Scholar?
At RSA Conference, we like to surround ourselves with all kinds of brilliant people—including the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Through carefully curated experiences, RSAC Security Scholar connects the hand-selected brightest up-and-coming cybersecurity students to thought leaders, industry luminaries, peers and conference attendees. The goal is to share knowledge, experience and connections to enrich the discourse on how to stay ahead of cyberthreats.

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
  • Network on the RSAC Expo floor with over 300 companies 
  • Attend an invitation-only dinner with leading experts in the field
  • Connect and network with program sponsors 
  • Join in all RSAC College Day activities

On the RSAC Expo floor, scholars can network with over 300 companies before attending an invitation-only dinner with leaders in the field. Scholars have the chance to share their own insights and research at the RSAC Security Scholar poster board exhibition. View the posters submitted by the Security Scholar Class of 2023.

Four selected scholars will have the chance to pitch their research to government, research and cybersecurity veterans at the RSAC Security Scholar poster pitch-off.

Learn More From a Recent Participant

Watch Interview

When is RSAC Security Scholar?
The RSAC 2024 Security Scholar program will take place May 6-9, 2024 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Participating students will have a chance to present their research during the RSAC Security Scholar poster board session.

Check out the Security Scholar program recap.

Want to Get Your University Involved in 2024? 
Take the first step by contacting Cecilia Marinier at to learn more about participating in the RSAC 2024 Security Scholar program.
RSAC 2023 Participating Universities
RSAC Security Scholar and College Day Sponsors

Learn more about our 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.

Sales Representatives

Companies A-E: Kelli White, Sales Manager,

Companies F-O: George Keegan, Senior Sales Manager,

Companies P-Z: Wendy Anderson, Director, Sales and Sponsorship,

RSAC College Day

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