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National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE): “Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity Education” Workshop


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is hosting 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 workshop is "Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity Education – Engaging Americans in Securing Cyberspace," the workshop will open discussions around the three goals of the initiative "NICE is just really getting started so this is a great time for everyone to come together and talk about our goals and priorities," said NICE National Lead Ernest McDuffie. The draft strategic plan will be issued for public comment in mid-August, McDuffie said.

September 20

Included with your registration is a 1/2 day pre-Workshop program covering key program areas, Securing Our ECITY - best practices One , Small Business Corner best practices, Defining the Cybersecurity Workforce and Cybersecurity Competitions. Please join us during these interactive! Session. Birds of a feather networking event will take place that evening.

September 21-22

Join your colleagues for a two-day program that will cover key areas in the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. (NICE). Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the interactive sessions with academia, industry, government and the public sector experts. Executives, Managers Business leaders, Professional Cybersecurity specialist, Academia, and Students will be able to participate in key discussions that will help shape the future of the cybersecurity educational programs. To view the Workshop agenda, and register today!

Related Project(s):

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)



Keynote Speakers:

Just Announced on Friday --

Governor Martin O'Malley
Governor of Maryland   (Tuesday)

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

Mary Cullinane
WW Sr. Director of Innovation and Education Policy, Microsoft  (Thursday)


Start Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
End Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011
Location: NIST Gaithersburg
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia, Healthcare Providers, Other
Format: Workshop


Registration is now CLOSED.

Portions of the event will be Webcast Live starting Tuesday, September 20 at 4:00 PM EST: may live Tweet using #NISTNICE as the event hashtag.


Portions of the event will be Webcast Live starting Wednesday, September 21 at 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST:

Portions of the event will be Webcast Live starting Thursday, September 22 at 8:20 AM to 5:00 PM EST may live Tweet using #NISTNICE as the event hashtag.

Registration Contact:

Teresa Vicente


Once on the NICE Workshop website, go to the Travel Info. page to view list of local hotels:


Technical Contact:

Maggie Benitez

Vendor Contact:

Maggie Benitez