As a socially involved bank, Rabobank likes to help people and organizations achieve ambitions. After a successful application process, Cyberworkplace will receive an amount of € 4.840 from the RabobankRotterdamFonds.
The RabobankRotterdamFonds allows employees of Rabobank to form a sponsor team and invest in projects that improve, enrich and strengthen the environment within one of the following themes: banking for food, vital living and living environment, entrepreneurship and self-reliance.
Cyberworkplace project is called “Become a cyber security expert” and will focus on creating a better working environment for our students, by providing the right software and materials they need to fully participate in the working process and be able to practice their hacking / programming skills. The focus of this project is on hacking and thus better protection of commonly used IoT products.
The project will be implemented in the first quarter of 2019.
On 9th of January 2019, at their office in Rotterdam, Blaak 333, Rabobank employees (Carola Nederlof, Marcel de Groot, Marco van Oort, Albert Lavrijssen and Wilco Huysman) officially handed over the cheque to Cyberworkplace, represented by board member Ruud Jongejan and project manager, Nasya Handzhiyska.
Members of the RabobankRotterdamFonds sponsor team are also Sandra Jongenburger, Johan Gerdes and Peter Schröder.
RabobankRotterdamFonds supports local projects and activities in the municipality of Rotterdam, Capelle aan de IJssel, Schiedam and Vlaardingen that improve, enrich and strengthen the environment. Their goal is to make the city stronger. More information about Rotterdam Rabobank fond.
Cyberworkplace is an off-beat initiative focusing on broadening the cyber security talent pool by offering training, internships, and jobs. Cyberworkplace attracts security talents such as gamers, hackers but also tech-savvy dropouts and helps them develop the skills they need for the 21st-century labor market. More information about Cyberworkplace.