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Events/Theme Days for October 2023

October | Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023

#BeCyberSmart #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth 

The Third NIST Workshop on Block Cipher Modes of Operation 2023 | October 3-4, 2023
NIST will host the Third NIST Workshop on Block Cipher Modes of Operation on October 3-4, 2023, at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Rockville, Maryland. NIST hosted the two previous modes workshops in conjunction with the development of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) in the early 2000s. This workshop will discuss how NIST can best address the limitations of the block cipher modes of operation ("modes", for short) that are approved in the NIST Special Publication 800-38 series, which will be documented in an initial public draft of NIST Internal Report (NIST IR) 8459, Report on the Block Cipher Modes of Operation in the NIST SP 800-38 Series. NIST is particularly interested in discussing the possibility of standardizing a tweakable wide block encryption technique that could support a large range of input lengths.  

Challenge: Six Day #mycyberjob Social Media Challenge | October 16-21, 2023
Take out your phones and join others in sharing your short videos, pictures, or stories on social media about what you love most about #mycyberjob. Throughout the week we are challenging those who work in cybersecurity to reflect on their own workforce experiences. Help spread cybersecurity career awareness by participating in our #mycyberjob challenge. Share at least one reason you love your job in cybersecurity each day of the week between October 16-21st . We can’t wait to see your posts! Make sure to include the hashtag: #mycyberjob #CyberCareerWeek #ChooseCyber #CyberCareerWeek and @NISTCyber.

Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) Meeting | October 25-26, 2023
The ISPAB is authorized by 15 U.S.C. 278g-4, as amended, and advises NIST, the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on information security and privacy issues pertaining to Federal government information systems, including through review of proposed standards and guidelines developed by NIST.

Created September 27, 2018, Updated September 19, 2023