University of Tulsa
GenCyber Teacher Camp
National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week
November 2017 – Special Edition
Cybersecurity careers are a growing segment of the nation’s workforce needs and a great opportunity for both students choosing their future career and adults who are looking for a new career field. The results from the eighth Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) estimates the cybersecurity workforce gap to be growing, with the projected global shortage reaching 1.8 million professionals by 2022 There are multiple career options and numerous pathways to enter the cybersecurity career field. To help spread the word, observe the 2017 National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week with us from November 13 to 18.
The National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, brought to you by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity (NICE), is a week-long campaign focused on increasing awareness about careers in cybersecurity and how building a national cybersecurity workforce enhances America’s security and promotes economic prosperity. NICE brings to the forefront information of local, regional, and national interest to inspire, educate and engage citizens to pique their interest in cybersecurity careers. National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week takes place during November’s National Career Development Month, and each day of the week-long campaign provides for an opportunity to learn about the contributions, innovations, and opportunities that can be found by choosing a career in cybersecurity.
Get Involved Toolkit – A list of possible ways to mark National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week.
NICE One-Pagers – An excellent selection of handouts.
The Internet Wants You For A Career in CyberSecurity – a StaySafeOnline infographic.
National Cyber Security Alliance Encourages Youth and Existing Labor Force to Consider Cybersecurity Careers and Urges Educators, Parents and Industry Professionals to Learn More About Exciting Opportunities in This Growing Field – a StaySafeOnline.org Press Release.
A Day of Cyber – This is a great week to run an NSA Day of Cyber for your students!
CyberDegrees – Home to one of the most complete lists of annotated links available on the topic of cybersecurity news, training, helpful websites, competitions and scholarship information. Includes details about various careers in cybersecurity including information on their requisite degrees and certifications.
Steps to Begin a Career in Cybersecurity – Information about NICERC’s free K-12 cybersecurity curriculum.
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