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Start Planning to Participate in Cybersecurity Career Week


Time to start planning!
Cybersecurity Career Week
October 16-21, 2023 

Cybersecurity Career Week is a campaign to promote the discovery of cybersecurity careers and share resources that increase understanding of the multiple learning pathways and credentials that lead to those careers. 


Everyone can participate in Cybersecurity Career Week! Whether you have a minute, an hour, a day, or can participate all week – there are many ways to promote careers in cybersecurity on social media, at home, at work or school, and in the community.

If you are an employer, educator, or mentor, you can:

  • design and display a poster
  • plan a cybersecurity job shadow day
  • hold a webinar to share information
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If you are a career seeker, you can:

  • make plans to attend an event
  • research career opportunities
  • share how you are gaining skills for your future cybersecurity career
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Once you’ve decided how you will participate during the week, be sure to add your commitment to the event and activity portal!


Explore our past events page to draw inspiration from what others have done or visit our resource or ideas for engagement pages to find a list of suggested activities and more. 

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Did you know that legal advice is a Work Role that is considered part of the cybersecurity workforce? Providing cybersecurity-related legal advice and recommendations is essential to managing cybersecurity risks and responding to incidents. Someone with this role might  advocate for legal and policy changes, make a case on behalf of a client, or provide legal briefs and proceedings.

Cybersecurity Career Week is coordinated by 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 Week may be included in this email or on the website or linked websites. Such identification is not intended to imply recommendation or endorsement by NIST.

Released August 9, 2023