MassBay Receives $10,000 Donation for Cyber Security Scholarships

FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts Bay Community College announced it has received a generous donation of $10,000 from this year’s annual Information Security Summit to support student scholarships in the field of cyber security.

The Information Security Summit, held each year on MassBay Community College’s Wellesley Hills campus, was established in 2013 to help professionals advance their programs and knowledge base on the latest network security and technology issues.

The net proceeds from the Summit are awarded to students in the form of two scholarships in support of Cyber Security education.

To date, the Information Security Summit and its attendees and sponsors have raised a total of $38,000 to support student scholarships.

Towerwall CEO Michelle Drolet, whose Framingham-based cyber security company is one of the co-sponsors of the Information Security Summit, along with MassBay’s Chief Information Officer Michael Lyons were on hand to present this year’s scholarship check to President Dr. David Podell, Computer Science Professor Shamsi Moussavi and to Mary Shia, the Executive Director of the MassBay Foundation and the College’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations. Drolet is also a member of the MassBay’s Foundation Board.

Sponsors of this year’s Information Security Summit also include: Varonis, Alien Vault, GovConnection, LogRhythem, Securonix, SnoopWall, Sophos, RSA, CDW, CyberSN, Darktrace Ltd, Gigamon, Juniper Netwroks, PhishMe, SHI, Stealthbits, SuperCom, TCG Network Services, Big Switch and Xerox Corporation.

Scholarships are available to full-time and part-time MassBay students in the form of Information Security Summit (Cyber Security) scholarships and given out by the MassBay Foundation

The MassBay Foundation gives 100% of donations back to students in the form of student scholarships. The Information Security Summit Scholarship was created and is supported by the generous sponsors of the Information Security Summit established by Towerwall and MassBay Community College to support student’s studying in the Cyber Security field.

Anyone interested in donating to student scholarships, learning more about our student scholarship program or getting involved with the MassBay Foundation can contact Mary Shia


Photo courtesy. (From left to right) MassBay President Dr. David Podell, Towerwall CEO Michelle Drolet, MassBay Computer Science Professor Shamsi Moussavi, MassBay Vice President for Institution Advancement and Alumni Relations and the Executive Director of the MassBay Foundation Mary Shia, and MassBay Chief Information Officer Michael Lyons.  

To learn more about the Information Security Summit, visit

MassBay has a campus in Framingham on Flagg Drive.



Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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