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Get Involved in Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week!

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Get Involved in Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week!

Help spread the word by using the hashtags #cybercareerweek and #mycyberjob. By doing so you’ll be joining an international movement to elevate and expand the conversation around the positive impact in building a global cybersecurity workforce.


Host an event in your community… and tell us about it.

Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week is your chance to host events that showcase your organization's leadership in cybersecurity.

  1. Sign up: Let us know you’re hosting so we can help spread the word.
  2. Get Started: Check out some materials to help you get started.


Show everyone why you like your cybersecurity job and how you are promoting careers in cybersecurity.

Tweet a picture with yourself or organization sharing how you are celebrating #cybercareerweek or why you love #mycyberjob

Here are some examples:

Tweet Examples


Keep the conversation going online all week!

Each day throughout the week @NISTcyber will be lifting up different stories of how cybersecurity work impacts society. Help us keep the conversation going by using #mycyberjob and #cybercareerweek to promote and inspire multiple stakeholders to pursue careers in cybersecurity.


 Use these key messages to craft your own communications to your contacts. 

  • FACT: There are 52 different work roles in cybersecurity according to the NICE Framework.
  • FACT: There are over 460,000 total cybersecurity job openings and over 950,000 total employed cybersecurity workers in the U.S. according to
  • FACT: Cybersecurity has something for everyone! Skills are needed from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • FACT: The top three industries for cybersecurity job openings are professional services, finance and insurance, and manufacturing and defense.
  • FACT: There is a high demand for a talented cybersecurity workforce. IT and cybersecurity are predicted to be among the fastest growing and best paying jobs over the next decade
  • The cybersecurity labor shortage is due in part to a lack of awareness of cybersecurity as a career opportunity so growing a knowledgeable and skilled cybersecurity workforce is dependent on raising awareness and increasing interest.

Help us promote and inspire others to become aware of the great opportunities in cybersecurity.


Help make National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week a success! Visit to see what tools and resources you can use to help promote the week-long effort to your connection.

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

Created August 3, 2021