-Washington D.C., August 3, 2017-

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) K-12 Cybersecurity Education Conference is being hosted December 4-5, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. The annual conference is co-hosted by the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe).

Cybersecurity continues to be a leading creator of jobs and opportunity across both the public and private sectors. The NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference will expand a national effort to address the challenges and opportunities of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce needs of the nation. This two-day event will focus on strategies to inspire cybersecurity career awareness, stimulate career exploration, and enable cybersecurity career preparedness for today’s youth.

The NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference will feature successful examples of collaboration, bold experiments and innovations, and other potentially game-changing methods in support of bringing together educational leaders from academia, non-profit organizations, and government for two days of presentations, discussions, and focused hands-on workshops.  The presenters will represent multiple perspectives on a wide range of topics exploring the themes of career awareness, infusing cybersecurity across the education portfolio, innovative educational approaches, academic and career pathways, and cyberawareness.

The speakers will include state and local policy leaders, innovative educators, and thought leaders who are impacting national policy around cybersecurity education.

Seating is limited. Register today to save your place! For more information and to register as an attendee or exhibitor, visit the NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference website at

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.

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