Produced by NIST National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education.
The growth of cybersecurity jobs continues to be a tremendous opportunity across both the public and private sectors. The current talent pool of cybersecurity workers is not sufficient to fill the available jobs, so students must be informed and encouraged to pursue this exciting career through cybersecurity education for all.
The Annual NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference, supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), and hosted by iKeepSafe, features timely and thought-provoking presentations that highlight effective collaborations, bold experiments and innovations, and other potentially game-changing methods in support of growing the cybersecurity workforce. Attendees include training and educational leaders from academia, business, and government for two days of focused keynotes, panels, concurrent sessions, and discussions in support of the NICE Strategic Plan.
The NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference follows the goals set by the NICE organization:
Goal 1: Promote the Discovery of Cybersecurity Careers and Multiple Pathways
Goal 2: Transform Learning to Build and Sustain a Diverse and Skilled Workforce
Goal 3: Modernize the Talent Management Process to Address Cybersecurity Skills Gaps
Goal 4: Expand Use of the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework)
Goal 5: Drive Research on Effective Practices for Cybersecurity Workforce Development