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What is National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week?


Inspiring and promoting awareness & exploration of cybersecurity careers.


The National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week (NCCAW) focuses local, regional, and national interest to inspire, educate, and engage citizens to pursue careers in cybersecurity. National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week takes place during  November’s National Career Development Month. Each day of the week-long campaign provides an opportunity to learn about the contributions and innovations of cybersecurity practitioners, and the plethora of job opportunities that can be found when exploring cybersecurity as a career choice.

During the week, learners of all ages, educators, parents, employers, and the community participate in a national recognition of how cybersecurity plays a vital role in the lives of Americans and how building a national cybersecurity workforce enhances America’s national security and promotes economic prosperity. Learn More


  • Create excitement around increasing public awareness and engagement in building a strong cybersecurity workforce.
  • Emphasize the demand and opportunities in the field of 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.



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We invite you to join us in observing National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, a celebration to focus local, regional, and national interest to inspire, educate, and engage children through adults to pursue careers in cybersecurity. Commitments are actions taken by the community to promote awareness and exploration of cybersecurity careers. 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!


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


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National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week Toolkit
Click here for resources to help promote NCCAW!

Created September 11, 2019, Updated April 21, 2020