NICE eNewsletter Summer 2016

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National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) eNewsletter

Summer 2016

Featured Article

Using an Apprenticeship Model to Meet Industry Needs for Secure Software Development                  

by Julie Howar, Illinois Central College; Nancy Mead, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; and Girish Seshagiri, Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc.

In many countries, including the U.S., there is a growing "skills gap" between the kinds of jobs offered and the skills qualifications of job seekers, resulting in adverse consequences to employers and job seekers alike. The German apprenticeship dual model has successfully helped match jobs and skills in several European countries. The dual model is structured such that time spent in a vocational school for theoretical training is complemented by simultaneous practical training and experience at a partnering company. The apprentices receive a salary as they gain work-related skills. There is growing evidence that the U.S. could reap substantial benefits from this model. Read More

Key Dates

Community College Cyber Summit
July 22-24, 2016

Information Assurance Symposium
August 16-18, 2016

National K-12 Cybersecurity Education Conference
October 6-7, 2016

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20 Years of CISSE: Past, Present, Future

by Vic Maconachy, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Capitol Technology University and CISSE President, and Dan Shoemaker, Professor and Graduate Program Director, University of Detroit Mercy Center for Cyber Security and Intelligence Studies, CISSE Treasurer

The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) turns 20 this year. Given how ubiquitous computers have become, it is probably hard to recall what things were like when CISSE was formed. In 1996, anything called "the cloud" was in the sky, "big data" and "mobile security" still lay in the domain of science fiction. Read More



Talent Pipeline Management

by Carrie Samson, Manager of Programs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce

As the demand for talent continues to rise, 12 IT companies in Northern Virginia joined forces to tackle this challenge like never before using a new strategy called Talent Management Pipeline (TPM) to create demand-driven solutions. Read More 



Strategy to Expand, Recruit, Develop and Retain Federal Cybersecurity Workforce

by NICE Federal Government Partner Agencies

The Strategy presents new approaches to address persistent Federal workforce challenges, anticipating that the Government will see the return on its investment through enhancements to Federal cybersecurity and the improved knowledge, skills, and abilities incoming cyber talent bring to the Federal workforceRead More


Affiliated Programs

2016 summer camps are in session! The GenCyber program provides cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 Level. Find more information on various locations and dates.

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Funded Projects

In just 18 months, the Consortium for Enabling Cybersecurity Opportunities and Research (CECOR) has made a visible impact within several communities that serve underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines.

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NICE Working Group

The NICE Working Group (NICEWG) meets on a regular basis to develop concepts, design strategies and pursue actions that advance cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.

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