Women's Day: ESET's Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship

Alžbeta Kovaľová

Cybersecurity, traditionally a male-dominated industry, is gradually changing. According to a recent Women in Cybersecurity report, women accounted for 25% of the global cybersecurity workforce in 2022. The report suggests that the percentage could rise to 35% by 2031.

ESET recognizes that women remain underrepresented in the cybersecurity industry, and the company has been making significant efforts to help close the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Since 2016, ESET has been awarding scholarships to  women in the United States who are pursuing studies in cybersecurity or related fields. The program is currently running at ESET’s offices in the United States (offering two $10,000 USD scholarships), and Canada (offering two $5,000 CAD scholarships), and is launching this year in the United Kingdom and Australia.

Australia is launching their Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship on March 8,2024. The scholarship value is AUD 5,000, and is supported by the Australian Minister for Home Affairs and Cyber Security, Clare O’Neil.


Applicants are evaluated on their passion for cybersecurity, academic achievement, leadership, community involvement, and potential for future success. This scholarship offers a fantastic opportunity for women who are passionate about cybersecurity. It provides not only financial support but also a network of motivated women already working in STEM.

Remember, International Women's Day is not only about celebrating the achievements of women but also about taking action to create a more equal future.  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) matters to us at ESET because we believe different experiences and views enable us to drive innovation, efficiency and creativity.   

Watch this video to find out more about the global program and about the employee resource groups created at ESET to support women working at the company.