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Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week is Next Week!

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#Cybercareerweek  |  #mycyberjob
October 18-23, 2021

The countdown begins! We’re only one week away from Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week.

Here are some examples of how to get involved:

Please visit for additional information, details, and registration links.


Throughout the week share your short videos, pictures, or stories on social media about what you love most about #mycyberjob.


Participate in the Cybersecurity Careers Capture the Flag CompetitionPowerUp Games, or the Careers in Cybersecurity Poster Contest.


Get involved in a twitter chat or register to attend a workshop, webinar, symposium, podcast, career fair, and more! There are several events happening throughout the week that are free, open to the public, and being held virtually.

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Need some additional suggestions? Here are a few special events planned for the week.

Livestream Interview: Let’s Land Your First Cybersecurity Job
October 18, 2021 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM ET

There is opportunity for EVERYONE in cybersecurity! Whether you are 22 and entering the workforce, 38 and transitioning out of the military, 45 and wanting to stop working a job you’ve not enjoyed for years (or any other scenario that makes you unique), we can get you in the field. We will pull back the curtain on working in the industry and help you understand how to find a career in cybersecurity.

Learn more at:

Livestream: Cyber Hero Adventures Show
October 19, 2021 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET

Come learn about the Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week activities and how to participate in the National Careers in Cybersecurity Poster Contest. Students will use their creative superpowers showing all the amazing things that a cybersecurity defender can do for the Digital Universe by drawing a picture of a cybersecurity worker that shows what they know about cybersecurity and their work to help answer the question: What does a cybersecurity worker look like?

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Cross-disciplinary and Cross-sector Nature of Cybersecurity Panel
October 20, 2021 | 1:30 AM - 2:30 PM ET

The American Association of Community Colleges Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Conference will feature a panel on careers. The panel will consider the role of community colleges in preparing cybersecurity-aware technicians in STEM fields and cybersecurity threats and workforce needs resulting from remote work and remote teaching and learning during the pandemic.

View the conference program:

Front Lines 2021: Closing the Cyber Skills Gap
October 21, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

One of the greatest challenges we face in cybersecurity is the surplus of security threats combined with too few security professionals to combat them. Is this a challenge we have caused?  Can it be reversed? Our speakers will dive into how we can close the cybersecurity skills gap.

Learn more at:

Note: Registration to the full event will provide access to the panel.

Cybersecurity Careers are Everywhere – Presented by the NICE Cybersecurity Skills Competitions Community of Interest
October 21, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

This online panel, moderated by University of California, Berkeley undergraduate student Charissa Kim, will discuss pathways into cybersecurity careers and how individuals can best position themselves for success in the field. From academic degrees to certifications, competitions to bootcamps, and everything in-between, join us as the panelists demystify common misconceptions about cybersecurity work and share guidance on jump-starting your cybersecurity career.

Learn more and register at:

University of West Florida Night of Cyber Virtual Event
October 21, 2021 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET

Night of Cyber will feature a career panel of industry leaders, including three UWF alumni, to offer insights and answer questions on how to get into and succeed in a cybersecurity career and the cybersecurity field. Students, teachers, parents, and anyone else who is in interested in a cybersecurity career are welcome to attend!

Learn more at:

Already have something planned?

Let us know how you will be participating during the week by adding your commitment to the Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week Event and Activity Portal. You can host an event, distribute career awareness materials, or engage through social media. Be creative!

Add your activity

Information and Updates

Learn more about events and resources in support of
Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week at

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


Released October 13, 2021, Updated October 14, 2021