National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) 2018 Conference and Expo

November 6-7, 2018

Hyatt Regency Miami,

Miami, Florida

This year’s conference theme, “Innovations in Cybersecurity Education, Training, and Workforce Development”, inspires presentations that demonstrate new, creative, innovative, and effective approaches that will prepare, grow, and sustain a national cybersecurity workforce to safeguard and promote America’s national security and economic prosperity.

The conference will feature four tracks:

  1. Growing the Cybersecurity Workforce
  2. Expanding the Workforce Through Diversity and Inclusion
  3. Interdisciplinary and Cross-Domain Education and Training
  4. Talent Management and Workforce Development

Who Should Attend?

  • Employers and Hiring Managers who need to recruit, hire, develop, and retain a skilled cybersecurity workforce
  • Educators from K12 Schools, Community Colleges, 4 Year Colleges, and Universities
  • Advisors to students, job-seekers, and employees seeking careers in cybersecurity
  • Providers of training content and learning environments
  • Suppliers of industry-recognized certifications in cybersecurity
  • Managers of workforce development programs
  • Organizers of community economic development initiatives
  • Developers of innovative products and services that enable developing a skilled workforce
  • Policymakers from local, state, federal, and international government

Program Agenda

  • Monday, November 5, 2018
    • 1100-1300: Conference Check-In
    • 1300-1500: Preconference Workshops
  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018
    • 0700-0800: Conference Check-In and Breakfast
    • 0800-0930: Opening Remarks and Keynote Addresses
    • 0930-1200: Concurrent Sessions #1-2
    • 1200-1330: Luncheon Keynote Address
    • 1330-1700: Concurrent Sessions #3-5
    • 1700-1900: Evening Reception
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018
    • 0700-0800: Breakfast
    • 0800-1000: Opening Remarks and Keynote Addresses
    • 1000-1200: Concurrent Sessions #6-7
    • 1200-1330: Luncheon Keynote Address
    • 1330-1600: Concurrent Sessions #8-9
    • 1600-1700: CAE Designation Ceremony and Closing Remarks

Pre Conference Workshops

  • Cybersecurity Curriculum Design and Content
    • Session Description: Cybersecurity curriculum development is very diffused across the educational system with very little consistency in the structure of curricular content or design of instructional delivery. The federal government is partnering with the private sector and academia to develop interdisciplinary cybersecurity curriculum guidance that addresses the need for widely accepted and shareable cybersecurity curricula that incorporate employers’ cybersecurity needs. This seminar will provide perspectives on what to include as cybersecurity content, curricular models for maximizing student learning outcomes, and instructional design techniques proven to engage learners in the classroom as well as online.
  • Encourage Cybersecurity Career Discovery via Career Assessment Tools
    • Session Description: Is it possible to increase youth and mid-career professional interest and exploration of cybersecurity careers by better design and use of career assessment and career interest tools? What approaches work best with elementary and high schoolchildren and in particular, girls and people from under-represented populations? This workshop will allow practitioners to share best practices and explore existing tools while identifying gaps and opportunities for improvements.
  • Cybersecurity Education and Training to Address Risks in the Internet of Things
    • Session Description: Cyberspace is expanding fast with the introduction of new Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Billions of newly Internet-connected devices and IoT promise enhanced business efficiencies and increased customer satisfaction. Nonetheless, the burgeoning IoT technologies pose more threats to security and privacy than ever. As the area is new and dynamically evolving, education and training must address challenges in cybersecurity education to better prepare the cybersecurity workforce. This seminar will provide an overview of the IoT threat landscape, introduce existing mechanisms for education in IoT security, and explore further methods to integrate IoT into training programs and curricula in academic and industry settings for the current and future cybersecurity workforce.
  • International Perspectives on Cybersecurity Workforce Development
    • Session Description: International collaboration in cybersecurity education and workforce development is a powerful way for countries to make a positive shift in the global shortage of cybersecurity workers. While there may be differences in approaches and organizational structures, there is a shared need to learn from each other and implement best practices that make sense given a country’s individual culture, educational and training system, and government leadership. This session takes stock of initiatives underway in Australia, Canada, and the United States to adopt the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework to standardize the nomenclature, ensure consistency in skills development, and facilitate international mobility of the cybersecurity workforce.


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