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What is Cybersecurity Career Week?

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Inspiring and promoting awareness & exploration of cybersecurity careers.

Cybersecurity Career Week is a campaign to promote the discovery of cybersecurity careers and share resources that increase understanding of multiple learning pathways and credentials that lead to careers that are identified in the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework). During this week, academia, industry, non-profit organizations, and government will work to build awareness about the wide range of cybersecurity job opportunities, educate interested individuals on how to develop capabilities to qualify for cybersecurity roles, and showcase how building an international cybersecurity workforce enhances each nation’s security and promotes economic prosperity.

Download an overview of Cybersecurity Career Week for more details and additional ideas of how to support the week-long campaign.

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  • Inspire, Engage, and Inform Society 
    • Inspire, engage, and inform the public about the demand, opportunities, and multiple career options available within the area of cybersecurity.
  • Demystify Careers in Cybersecurity

    • Increase understanding of the pathways to prepare a highly skilled and diverse workforce for careers in cybersecurity, to include expansion of knowledge and skills as identified in the the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity.

    Develop a Highly Skilled and Diverse Workforce

    • Support successful programs and showcase effective resources, especially those that increase participation of women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented populations.


  • Raise public awareness and increase engagement in building a strong cybersecurity workforce.
  • Emphasize the demand and opportunities in cybersecurity.
  • Increase awareness around the multiple career options within the field of cybersecurity.
  • Highlight the multiple pathways to enter the cybersecurity career field.
  • Showcase resources and programs, including those that increase participation of women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented populations in the cybersecurity workforce.

Key Messaging

  • Cybersecurity has something for everyone! Skills are needed from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Cybersecurity is a dynamic field so you will never be bored. Cybersecurity evolves quickly so you will always be learning and developing new skills.
  • There is a high demand for a talented cybersecurity workforce. The Department of Labor predicts that IT and cybersecurity will be among the fastest growing and best paying jobs over the next decade
  • Cybersecurity plays a vital role in the lives of all and the cybersecurity workforce makes a difference in our world.
    Building a national cybersecurity workforce enhances national security and promotes economic prosperity.


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We invite you to join us in observing Cybersecurity Career Week, an effort to inspire, educate, and engage children through adults to pursue careers in cybersecurity. Commitments come in all sizes and don’t always require financial investment. You can host an event, distribute career awareness materials, or engage through social media. Be creative!

Make a Commitment

Get Involved

There are many ways to participate in the Cybersecurity Career Week movement. Examples include:


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2024 Cybersecurity Career Week 
Planning Committee Members

The Cybersecurity Career Week Planning Committee helps establish an annual theme and messaging; plan in-person and virtual competitions, open houses and field trips, and other networking activities; develop resources and materials; facilitate mentoring connections; promote Cybersecurity Career Week messages as well as events; and serve as ambassadors in promoting career opportunities in cybersecurity.




Maureen Lawrence-Kuether
Virginia Polytechnic University

Daniel P. Manson 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas 

Fran Bromley-Norwood
Clark County School District

David Raymond
Virginia Polytechnic University

Connie Bragg

Brian Correia


Kelly Arnold
US Department of Defense

Jennifer Dooley
U.S. Department of Defense

Ashley Greeley
US Department of Defense

Jim Means
US Department of Education

Davina Pruitt-Mentle

Interested in joining the planning committee?
Email us at nice [at] (nice[at]nist[dot]gov)

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Cybersecurity Career Week Toolkit
Click here for more resources!

Created September 11, 2019, Updated April 15, 2024