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Governor O'Malley to speak at
"Shaping the Future of CyberSecurity Education" workshop
Tuesday, September 20, 2011.


“Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity Education” Workshop

September 20-22, 2011
NIST Campus, Gaithersburg, MD.

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.

Keynote Speakers 

Governor Martin O'Malley (Biography)
Governor for Maryland

Miriam F. Perlberg, (Biography)
White House National Security Staff Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policies

Mary Cullinane (Biography)
WW Sr. Director Innovation and Strategic Initiatives Education, Microsoft



Final Agenda & Presentations from the workshop are NOW available.

Who Should Attend

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:

  • CIOs, Deputy CIOs, CIO staff
  • CISOs, Deputy CISOs, CISO staff
  • IT Managers
  • Information Security Educators and Researchers
  • CHCO Training and Development Personnel
  • Cybersecurity Trainers and Teachers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Curriculum Developers .
  • Academia
  • Industry – Large and Small Businesses
  • Private organizations
  • Non-profit organizations
  • State / Local / Tribal government