October 16-21, 2023
What is it?
Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week is a campaign to promote the discovery of cybersecurity careers and share resources that increase understanding of multiple learning pathways and credentials that lead to careers that are identified in the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework).
Who is it for?
Whether you’re looking for your first job, seeking a career change, or know someone who is looking for career resources, Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week is for you!
How can you get involved?
Visit the Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week Resources page to discover cybersecurity careers and learn how to get involved. You can attend an event if you are a career seeker. You can share a poster if you are an employer, educator, or mentor. There are many more ideas depending upon your role.
Did you know that a software developer is considered part of the cybersecurity workforce? That’s right! Learning and implementing secure software development practices contributes to keeping individuals safe online and lowers the cybersecurity risks for enterprises. It also minimizes the need for organizations to defend against software vulnerabilities or respond to incidents – reducing the burden on other areas of the cybersecurity workforce.
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 nist.gov/nice/ccaw web site or linked web sites. Such identification is not intended to imply recommendation or endorsement by NIST.
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 nist.gov/nice/ccaw.