[Washington D.C., June 23, 2020] iKeepSafe, together with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), announces a change in the format of the 2020 NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference from in-person to virtual. In an effort to be mindful of the disparate impacts of COVID-19 to include health concerns, travel restrictions, budget impacts, and based on the conference’s continued commitment to equity and inclusion, the Conference will be reimagined to bring the community spirit and networking energy to an inspiring and engaging online space.
The NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference, previously slated to take place on December 7-8, 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri, will now be a virtual experience where attendees will engage with cutting-edge presentations, networking, and resources—all from the safety and comfort of their home or office. During this exciting virtual event, attendees will:
- Participate in live interactive breakout sessions led by industry experts
- Hear from inspiring keynote speakers
- Access recordings of other sessions presented during the conference
- Explore the virtual exhibitor hall, where they can schedule one-on-one meetings with exhibitors and discover the latest technologies, products and services
- Connect digitally with presenters and peers to network, share ideas, and discuss best practices
More details about the reimagined conference experience will be shared later this summer at https://www.k12cybersecurityconference.org/ and at #2020NICEK12.
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 energizing 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. NICE supports the NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference under financial assistance award #60NANB16D302. 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. IkeepSafe has been the host of the NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference for the past five years. For more information on iKeepSafe, visit ikeepsafe.org.
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