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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosted the second annual National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workshop, September 20-22, 2011, at its Gaithersburg, MD campus. NIST coordinates NICE, a national campaign focused on enhancing the overall cybersecurity posture of the United States by accelerating the availability of educational and training resources designed to improve the cyber behavior, skills, and knowledge of every segment of the population.
The theme of the 2011 Workshop is “Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity Education – Engaging Americans in Securing Cyberspace”. This event opens discussions around the three goals: 1. Raise awareness among the American public about the risks of online activities; 2. Broaden the pool of skilled workers capable of supporting a cyber-secure nation; and 3. Develop and maintain an unrivaled, globally competitive cybersecurity workforce.
To learn more about NICE and view the Strategic Plan.
Final Agenda & Presentations from the workshop are NOW available.
Individuals from government, industry, and academia who are involved with information systems/cybersecurity workforce development -- awareness, training, education, certification, and professionalization. Those new to the field as well as seasoned professionals would benefit from attending. Typical attendees:
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Department of Education (ED)
Office of Personnel and Management (OPM)
Department of Defense (DoD)
Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
Federal CIO Council
Department of Justice (DOJ)
National Security Agency (NSA)
Small Business Administration (SBA)