The NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference took place this week in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference brought together over 550 participants and featured 16 pre-conference workshops, 42 breakout sessions in 5 tracks, several keynotes, 30 exhibitors, networking opportunities, and more. Take a look at some key highlights from the event below.
Over 60 speakers shared ideas, insights, and perspectives during the conference, including:
National Cyber Signing Day aims to increase awareness of cybersecurity career options and pathways available to K-12th grade students. The event this year showcased six K12 students and recent graduates who have participated in or will soon be participating in cybersecurity-related internships, apprenticeships, trainings, and certifications.
A recording of this year’s National Cyber Signing Day will be made available on the official Signing Day website. Learn more and access recordings of previous Signing Days at nationalcybersigningday.org.
The Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award is presented annually to two teachers – one at the elementary or middle school level and another at the secondary level – who demonstrate superior achievement in instilling skills, knowledge, and passion with respect to cybersecurity and cybersecurity-related subjects. The award recognizes demonstrated superior educator accomplishment as well as academic achievement by the educator’s students.
Congratulations to this year’s award winners, who were recognized during a plenary session at the conference!
Beth Cerrone, St. Vrain Valley School District, Longmont, Colorado
Jahi Garner, Moreno Valley Unified School District, Moreno Valley, California
Save the date to join us at next year's NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
The NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference is supported by NICE, a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce, under financial assistance award #70NANB20H144.