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National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week is Here!

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National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week is Here!

#cybercareerweek | #mycyberjob

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National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, brought to you by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), is an opportunity for government, business, education, community-based organizations, students, and workers to inspire, educate, and engage citizens to pursue careers in cybersecurity. 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.

Join us in encouraging awareness and exploration of cybersecurity careers through written or online announcements and resources, conducting outreach to share your career insights with youth or adults, or hosting or participating in an event near you! Throughout the week, you can help spread the word by posting to Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms using #CYBERCAREERWEEK and #MYCYBERJOB. By doing so you’ll be joining a national movement to elevate and expand the conversation around the positive impact in building the cybersecurity workforce in America.

Here's how you can get involved!

ATTEND OR HOST AN EVENT
Attend an event near you or showcase your commitment for promoting careers in cybersecurity by hosting an event and featuring it on our website.

GET INSPIRED
Need ideas? Visit our website to learn more about key messaging and see what others are putting together this year or examples from previous years. Check out our online resources and toolkit to help promote awareness about careers in cybersecurity.

MAKE IT OFFICIAL
nccaw [at] nist.gov (Send us) your proclamations so we can celebrate momentum and help spread the word.

Register How You Will Participate

Key Messages
Use these key messages to craft your own communications to your contacts. National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week:

  • creates excitement and increases public awareness and engagement in building a strong cybersecurity workforce 
  • emphasizes the demand and opportunities in the field of cybersecurity
  • increases awareness around the multiple career options within the field of cybersecurity
  • highlights the multiple pathways to enter the cybersecurity career field
  • showcases efforts to increase participation of women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented populations in the cybersecurity workforce 

Help make National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week a success! Visit our website to see what tools and resources you can use to help promote the week-long effort to your connections.

For more information, visit nist.gov/nice/nccaw

Released November 12, 2019, Updated November 15, 2019