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National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week: Call for Commitments

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We invite you to join us in observing
National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week 

November 9-14, 2020

2020 Call for Commitments - Open Now

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The National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week Campaign 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 campaign provides an opportunity to learn about the contributions and innovations of cybersecurity professionals 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. 

Mark your calendars for November 9-14, 2020! All stakeholders are invited to participate.

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:


The call for commitments for the 2020 National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week is now open!

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!

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KEY MESSAGES:


Use these key messages to craft your own communications to your contacts. 

  • 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 Americans. Building a national cybersecurity workforce enhances America’s national security and promotes economic prosperity.

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.

INFORMATION AND UPDATES:


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 August 11, 2020, Updated August 17, 2020