[Washington D.C., April 11, 2019] – The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference is accepting proposals for its annual conference which will be held on December 9-10, 2018 in Orange County, California. The annual conference is hosted by the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) and funded by a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This year’s conference theme is, “Innovation, Vision, Imagination: Harnessing the talent of today to build the cybersecurity workforce of the future.”
The NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference is a two-day event that will focus on strategies to inspire cybersecurity career awareness, stimulate career exploration, and enable cybersecurity career preparedness for today’s youth. The conference will feature successful examples of collaboration, bold experiments and innovations, and other potentially game-changing methods in support of bringing together K12 educational leaders from academia, non-profit organizations, and government for two days of presentations, discussions, and focused hands-on workshops.
The NICE K12 Conference program committee seeks proposals from thought leaders in education, government, industry, students, and nonprofits exploring the themes of cybersecurity career awareness, infusing cybersecurity across the education portfolio, highlighting innovative cybersecurity educational approaches, designing cybersecurity academic and career pathways, and promoting cybersecurity awareness.
For more information on how to submit a proposal or to join us at the conference as an exhibitor or sponsor, visit the NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference website at https://www.k12cybersecurityconference.org/.
About NICE – The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. The mission of NICE is to energize and promote a robust network and an ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. NICE fulfills this mission by coordinating with government, academic, and industry partners to build on existing successful programs, facilitate change and innovation, and bring leadership and vision to increase the number of skilled cybersecurity professionals helping to keep our Nation secure. For more information on NICE, visit https://www.nist.gov/nice
About iKeepSafe – The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) certifies digital products as compliant with state and federal requirements for handling protected personal information. We help organizations achieve and maintain compliance through product assessments, monthly monitoring, annual training, and assistance with remediation. Governors, First Spouses, and State Attorneys General from throughout the United States joined with law enforcement agencies, and child safety advocates in the formation of the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) a national effort promoting the safe and healthy use of technology. iKeepSafe was founded by Jacalyn S. Leavitt, former First Lady of Utah, in 2005. Over the past decade, iKeepSafe has evolved into a leading organization trusted internationally by families, educators, and industry. For more information on iKeepSafe, visit ikeepsafe.org.