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Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity Workshop: Connecting the Dots in Cyberspace



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The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Workshop scheduled is now cancelled due to the possible impact of hurricane Sandy.

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) will host its third annual Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity Education Workshop at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) located in Gaithersburg, MD. The NICE Initiative is 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 2012 Workshop will focus on "Connecting the Dots" between government, academia, industry and the public in the cybersecurity education arena. Each of these groups will participate in creating an understanding of the critical roles they plays in:

1. Raising national awareness about risks in cyberspace;

2. Broadening the pool of individuals prepared to enter the cybersecurity workforce; and

3. Cultivating a globally competitive cybersecurity workforce.

This year the Workshop will host four Tracks:

Track 1:    Raising Awareness

Track 2:    Education, Professionalism and Certification

Track 3:    Training and Maintaining a Competitive Cybersecurity Workforce

Track 4:    The Role of Competitions in Cybersecurity Education

Webcast: Portions of the event will be webcast live.

Twitter Chat: Join our Twitter Chat! Submit your questions and comments using the event hashtag #NISTNICE.

Related Project(s):

 NICE Website: www.nist.gov/nice


Start Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
End Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012
Location: NIST/Gaithersburg
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia, Other
Format: Workshop


Event registration is now closed. Portions of the event will be webcast live. Registration is not required to view the webcast.

Registration Contact:

Angela Ellis, 301-975-3881


Holiday Inn Gaithersburg
2 Montgomery Village Ave.,
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301) 948-8900 or (877) 410-6679
Block Room Code: NICE-Shaping the Future-NIST