August 26, 2019 – Washington D.C. – Registration is now open for the 2019 NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference, taking place December 9-10, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden View, California. Early Bird pricing of $275 is available through September 30th

We are celebrating the 5th year of the conference with the theme, “INNOVATION, VISION, IMAGINATION: Harnessing the talent of today to build the cybersecurity workforce of the future.”

The conference agenda features an outstanding line-up of plenary speakers, speakers, panels, break-out sessions, and hands-on drop-in activities spanning five topical tracks:

  • Increasing Cybersecurity Career Awareness
  • Infusing Cybersecurity Across the Educational Portfolio
  • Integrating Innovative Cybersecurity Educational Approaches
  • Designing Cybersecurity Academic & Career Pathways
  • Promoting Cyber Awareness

#NICEK12 2019 features several transformative keynotes including Shelbi Rombout, Vice President and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for Mastercard. Ms. Rombout is responsible for the corporate security prevention efforts, including vulnerability management, risk management and identity and access management.  

This year’s conference boasts two days of pre-conference workshops on Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8th. The conference venue is just miles from theme parks and tourist attractions. A limited block of rooms is available at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, so registrants should book early and plan accordingly.

Conference registrants now have the advantage of using the Whova conference app to plan and network. The app is available for download or via web browser. 

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For registration questions, sponsorship and exhibitor inquiries contact Amber Lindsay at

The NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference is supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) and hosted by iKeepSafe. 

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.

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.

Media Contact:

Amber Lindsay