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Week-Long Events During Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week

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Get involved in these week-long Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week Activities

Are you ready for #cybercareerweek?

There are several activities that are open throughout the week, so pick a day that's most convenient for you or get involved every day!

Take the Six Day #mycyberjob Social Media Challenge 
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn

Take out your phones and join others in sharing your short videos, pictures, or stories on social media about what you love most about #mycyberjob. Throughout the week we are challenging those who work in cybersecurity to reflect on their own workforce experiences. Help spread cybersecurity career awareness by participating in our #mycyberjob challenge. Share at least one reason you love your job in cybersecurity each day of the week between October 18-23, 2021. We can’t wait to see your posts! Make sure to include the hashtag: #mycyberjob and tag @NISTCyber

Compete in the Virginia Cyber Range Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week Capture the Flag (CTF)

The Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week CTF, hosted by the Virginia Cyber Range, will be Jeopardy-style, meaning it will have challenges across several categories with increasing point values as the problems get more difficult. In support of Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, this CTF edition will focus on careers in cybersecurity and will include career categories such as cryptography, networking, web applications, reconnaissance, and more!

The Virginia Cyber Range will help kick off the week-long celebration with a CTF webinar demonstration. Attendees will be introduced to CTF competitions, the Virginia Cyber Range platform, and will explore range tools first-hand, testing their skills on the challenge.

Registration is required for both the webinar and Cybersecurity Careers CTF competition.

Learn more about the kickoff webinar and the competition at 

Submit an Entry to the Cyber Hero Adventures and Fortinet K12 Careers in Cybersecurity Poster Contest
Entries close November 12th, 2021

Calling all K-12 youth! Draw a picture of your idea of a Cybersecurity Superhero that shows how they secure and protect cyberspace. The goal of the poster contest is to engage young people in learning more about careers in cybersecurity through the creation of posters that will encourage peers to pursue a cybersecurity or cybersecurity-related career. CyberHeroComics believes that young people know best how to craft messages and the images that will resonate with their peers. 

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Create a Secure Decisions Mission

Explore cybersecurity careers with free access to three different branching web comics about cybersecurity during Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week. Create your own event by pairing a web comic with one of the other special events or activities available during the week. Or make it a game or challenge. Comic-BEE will provide up to 25 free challenges on a first-come, first-served basis. No browser or plug-ins are required to read the comics, and challenge participants will be completely anonymous to us.

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Information and Updates

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.

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

Released September 28, 2021