Press Release for Thursday, November 19, 2015
UNF School of Computing Student Receives Arxan’s Cyber Security Scholarship
Andrea Mestdagh, Specialist
Sandhya Turlapaty, a University of North
Florida graduate student in the School of Computing, received a $2,000 Arxan
Cyber Security Scholarship for her knowledge, passion and dedication to
advancements in the cyber security field. She is pursuing a master’s degree in
The nationwide scholarship is awarded in the fall and spring to one student per
semester. To apply, students must submit an essay focused on the topic of
application security – mobile, desktop, embedded or server apps.
“We are pleased with Ms. Turlapaty’s achievement,” said Dr. Sherif Elfayoumy,
director of the School of Computing and FIS Distinguished Professor. “Winning a
nationwide award from a prominent cyber security company demonstrates the
quality of the School of Computing’s students and programs. It’s also an
indication that our efforts in the important area of cyber security are getting
Turlapaty’s essay focused on software
applications security risks in the age of the Internet. It will be featured on
in the coming weeks.
The Southside student received her bachelor’s degree in information technology
from JNTU College in India.
Arxan Technologies provides
the world’s strongest application protection solutions for software running on
mobile devices, desktops, servers, and embedded platforms and is currently
protecting applications running on more than 500 million devices across a range
The School of Computing at UNF
is dedicated to the promotion of an academically exciting and progressive
intellectual climate, characterized by a superior program of instruction,
peer-recognized scholarship, effective support services and productive
university located on
an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures
through a well-rounded education.