Announcement / September 2022

Apply to be an 2023 RSA® Conference Security Scholar

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RSA® Conference, the world’s largest information security conference, draws more than 45,000 global cybersecurity professionals, 600+ exhibitors, and hosts over 550 sessions. It is an educational platform for exchanging ideas, sharing best practices, discussing current national and international policies and identifying future threats in cybersecurity.

The RSA® Conference Security Scholar program occurs during RSA® Conference and connects 80 top cybersecurity students with leading experts, peers and Conference attendees. The goal of the program is to share knowledge, experience and connections to enrich the discourse on how to stay ahead of cyberthreats.

RSA Conference 2023 — San Francisco — April 24 - 27 — Moscone Center

The RSA Conference and the Security Scholar Program will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 24–27, 2023.

The Berkeley School of Information and the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) will select two students to represent the UC Berkeley as RSAC Security Scholars.

RSAC Security Scholars will:

  • Present to RSAC attendees, potential employers, and fellow students at the RSAC Scholar Poster Board Session.* (See 2022 posters.)
    • Posters will be due by late December 2022 (exact date TBD).
  • Participate in private functions and meet industry experts, academic colleagues and potential employers

RSAC Security Scholars will receive:

  • Travel and hotel expenses paid. (If traveling farther than 50 miles, economy airfare up to $800 — exceptions made upon review. Hotel accommodations for four nights provided and booked by RSAC at RSAC Security Scholar preferred hotel.)
  • Full Conference Pass while a student (max 2 additional years)

* For general information about poster exhibition sessions, see “poster” references in Calarco, Jessica McCrory. A Field Guide to Grad School: Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum, Princeton University Press, 2020: “…you and dozens of other scholars share posters presenting your research and then stand with those posters during designated times while audience members walk through, look at the posters, and ask questions about the research.”


Applicants must be students who are in the MICS program or affiliated with the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC).

CLTC-affiliated students include, but are not limited to:

  • Student researchers on CLTC-funded projects,
  • CLTC GSRs,
  • CLTC Reading Group participants, and/or
  • CLTC Student Assistants.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility for this scholarship opportunity, please contact


Application deadline: October 3, 2022

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