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Call for Commitments for the 2021 Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week is now open!

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The call for commitments for the 2021 Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week is now open!

 October 18-23, 2021

Commitments are actions taken by the community to promote awareness and exploration of cybersecurity careers. You can host an event, distribute career awareness materials, or engage through social media. Be creative!

The Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week campaign focuses local, regional, national, and international interest to inspire, educate, and engage citizens to pursue careers in cybersecurity. Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week takes place during the third week in October’s Cybersecurity Awareness 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 an recognition of how cybersecurity plays a vital role in the lives of global society and how building a cybersecurity workforce enhances national security and promotes economic prosperity. 

Mark your calendars for October 18-23, 2021! All stakeholders are invited to participate.


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 and you can influence change. Cybersecurity evolves quickly so you will always be learning and developing new skills.
  • There is a high demand for a talented cybersecurity workforce. Global workforce studies predict 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 global citizens. Building a global cybersecurity workforce enhances each nation’s national security and promotes economic prosperity.


Help make 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  

Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week is led by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  


Released July 22, 2021