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Cybersecurity education & workforce development


NIST's National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)  is a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. Located in the Information Technology Laboratory  at NIST, the NICE Program Office operates under the Applied Cybersecurity Division, positioning the program to support the country’s ability to address current and future cybersecurity challenges through standards and best practices.

The mission of NICE is to energize and promote a robust network and an ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. NICE fulfills this mission by coordinating with government, academic, and industry partners to build on existing successful programs, facilitate change and innovation, and bring leadership and vision to increase the number of skilled cybersecurity professionals helping to keep our Nation secure.

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CyberWeek: Working Together to Improve Cybersecurity

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NIST and Florida International University Join Forces on Cybersecurity Education Outreach


Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week

Mon, Oct 18 - Sat, Oct 23 2021
Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week is a week-long campaign to call attention to the contributions to society and

NICE Conference and Expo 2022

Mon, Jun 6 - Wed, Jun 8 2022
After careful thought and consideration, we’ve decided to reconsider the timing of the annual NICE Conference and