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CHIPS Articles: Influence the Future of Cybersecurity Education—Join the NICE Working Group

Influence the Future of Cybersecurity Education—Join the NICE Working Group
Kickoff meeting is Jan. 27!
By NIST News - January 27, 2016
Addressing the nation’s rapidly increasing need for cybersecurity employees, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is seeking members from the public and private sectors and academia to join its new working group and encourages interested individuals to participate in a kickoff teleconference the afternoon of January 27, 2016.

NICE, which is led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is a public-private partnership that promotes a robust network of cybersecurity education, training and workforce development to meet the nation’s demand for skilled cybersecurity employees to protect information systems. The number of job openings in the field greatly exceeds the number of trained workers. The NICE Working Group will collaborate to develop concepts, design strategies and pursue actions to advance cybersecurity education, including sharing existing education initiatives and identifying new ones.

The working group has chairs representing academia, private industry and government, and will have six subgroups:

• Collegiate,
• Competitions,
• Workforce Framework,
• Training and Certifications,
• Career Development and Workforce Planning, and
• Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

The kickoff teleconference is Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET. NICE program leaders will discuss group goals, member roles and responsibilities, meeting schedules and deadlines. The meetings are planned for the fourth Wednesday of each month.

For more information on the public working group, visit the working group page. For call-in numbers for the teleconference, email nice.nist@nist.gov.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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