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Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity Is Topic of March IT Security Trainers' Conference

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association (FISSEA) are co-hosting FISSEA's 24th annual conference March 15-17, 2011, at NIST's Gaithersburg, Md. campus.

"Bridging to the Future—Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity" is designed for information systems security professionals from government, industry or academia who are trainers, developers, educators, managers, supervisors or researchers involved with information systems security awareness, training, education and certification.

Some highlights of the annual meeting will be a keynote to provide an overview of the NIST-coordinated National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) with a panel on the NICE program following, and presentations to FISSEA Security Contest winners and FISSEA "Educator of the Year."

The conference offers two tracks: "Bridging to the Future—Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity" and "Open Forum." The meeting offers an opportunity to develop a better understanding of current cybersecurity projects including NICE, emerging trends and initiatives; awareness and training ideas, resources and contacts; and new techniques for developing and conducting training. The conference also provides opportunities to network with the federal cybersecurity training community, and for professional development.

Registration information and an agenda can be found at, and more information can be found online. Journalists interested in attending should contact Evelyn Brown, evelyn.brown [at] (evelyn[dot]brown[at]nist[dot]gov).

Released February 15, 2011, Updated December 21, 2020