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4th Annual NICE Workshop Navigating the National Cybersecurity Education InterState Highway, September 17-19, 2013

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) will host its annual "Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity Education Workshop" at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) location in Gaithersburg, MD. The NICE Initiative is 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 2013 NICE Workshop theme is "Navigating the National Cybersecurity Education Interstate Highway". The Workshop will highlight cybersecurity education concepts, tools, and best practices with a focus on successes at the State and Federal levels. The goal is to highlight cybersecurity awareness, education, and training programs that can be adopted, copied, or used, or built-on by small businesses, educational institutions, industry, and government at the states, local, tribal and Federal levels to advance the strategic goals of NICE.

The workshop asks presenters, panelists, and participants to share information and use lessons learned and best practices to help attendees grow their cybersecurity toolkit and remind everyone of the critical role each plays in advancing the strategic goals of NICE:

  1. Raise national awareness about risks in cyberspace;
  2. Broaden the pool of individuals prepared to enter the cybersecurity workforce; and
  3. Cultivate a globally competitive cybersecurity workforce. 

More information about NICE the Strategic Plan and past NICE Workshops can be found by visiting

On-line Registration is NOW closed.


The 2013 NICE Workshop had webcasts of all sessions during the full three days of the workshop.

 FINAL Agenda - Updated: September 12, 2013

Gaithersburg Hilton
620 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 977-8900
Room Rate: $139 + tax
Includes complimentary breakfast buffet and
transportation to NIST

Holiday Inn
2 Montgomery Village Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301) 948-8900

Wyndham Garden
805 Russell Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301) 670-0008

Hyatt House
200 Skidmore Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 527-6000

Created June 26, 2013, Updated May 13, 2016