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Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week is Here!


Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week

Exploring Cybersecurity Career Pathways
October 17-22, 2022

Today marks the start of Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, an effort to build awareness about the variety of cybersecurity careers that are available and share resources for those interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity.


Today begins with the official Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week Kick Off event. At 12-1:15pm ET at the US Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus and Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, SANS, and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) will hold an expert discussion on promoting the discovery of cybersecurity careers and multiple pathways.


The afternoon will continue with the US Cyber Team Draft Day event at 3:30-7:30pm ET at the Herbert Hoover Building in Washington, D.C. NICE and Katzcy are hosting this event to include exhibits highlighting cybersecurity careers. The Draft Day program, which will also be live streamed, will announce the athletes selected for the Season II US Cyber Team which will compete internationally on behalf of the USA.


Today is the first day of the six-day #MyCyberJob Social Media Challenge. Join others in sharing your short videos, pictures, or stories on social media and help spread cybersecurity career awareness by participating in the challenge. Share at least one reason you love your job in cybersecurity each day of the week between October 17-22, 2022. We can’t wait to see your posts! Don’t forget to include the hashtags #MyCyberJob and #CyberCareerWeek and tag @NISTCyber.


Tune in for these key activities happening on Tuesday, October 18:

There are several other events and activities happening around the globe. Find one to participate in by exploring the event portal online.

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Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week is coordinated by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity (NICE) and supported by a community of government, academic, non-profit, and private industry stakeholders. Commercial entities, materials, and resources provided in support of Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week may be identified in this email or on the web site or linked web sites. Such identification is not intended to imply recommendation or endorsement by NIST.

Released October 17, 2022