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NIST Signs Agreement to Enhance Cybersecurity Education Programs

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Formal cybersecurity education will be the focus of a new public-private partnership developed by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Department of Education, and the National Cybersecurity Education Council (NCEC).

Cybersecurity education will be promoted through K-12th grade, higher education, and vocational programs to provide the private sector and government with skilled cybersecurity workers. The partnership will develop innovative cybersecurity programs to help the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) meet a top priority to "broaden the pool of skilled workers capable of supporting a cyber-secure nation."

As part of the strategic partnership, NIST, the Department of Education, and NCEC will work with their state and local counterparts. NCEC is a new organization that comprises 67 organizations, industry, academia, and individuals, including many of the nation's largest computer groups. NCEC's first task will be to build a baseline listing of formal cybersecurity activities operating across the U.S., which help NICE and others identify potential partners and address any gaps.

From National Institute of Standards and Technology
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