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New Approaches to Cybersecurity Education (NACE) Workshop

From Saturday, June 09, 2018
To Sunday, June 10, 2018


This event is an opportunity to help formulate an agenda for cybersecurity education and workforce development over the next decade or two, and get it in front of people who may help shape what comes next.


The New Approaches to Cybersecurity Education (NACE) Workshop is a 1.5-day workshop convened in New Orleans, before the CISSE Annual Colloquium.


Attendees will have domestic travel and 2 nights lodging expenses reimbursed, along with a small honorarium.


The workshop will be conducted as a set of brain-storming and planning exercises, both in small groups and as a whole.  These will be derived from attendee-generated idea papers and some other sources.


A final report on the workshop will be produced later in the year by the steering committee, which we plan to share with Federal funding agencies—including NSF, DHS, and NIST— and concerned parties in industry and academia. We anticipate that workshop attendees and members of the community will help to publicize key conclusions from the workshop.  All attendees will be credited in the final report, and their finalized idea papers included.


Interested parties should submit an idea piece intended to spark thought and discussion. Papers must be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 5 pm EDT on April 30, 2018 (see NACE website for format).  The steering committee will evaluate these submissions and issue invitations to the people viewed as having the most interesting, provocative, and/or appropriate ideas for the workshop.  The submitted idea pieces should address at least one of the general topic areas related to cybersecurity education and workforce development.  Example areas of interest include:

  • What skills and knowledge should people in the field have, and how should that be acquired?
  • How do we get more US citizens—and a more diverse population —into cybersecurity in meaningful ways?
  • What kinds of resources and materials for use in education and training are needed, how do we get them developed, and how do we measure their effectiveness?
  • What are proper ways to address the mix of education methods, industry practice, and government needs?
  • What are some good ways to “future-proof” the education we provide?
  • What are the proper levels of education to address?
  • What are the most acute cybersecurity labor supply issues the United States will face in the next 5, 10, 15 and 20 years?
  • To address these labor supply issues, what new approaches to cybersecurity education are most needed and why?


Submitters do not need to be involved in education currently.


Workshop attendees will be expected to read all of the accepted idea papers prior to attending the workshop. Within 30 days of the end of the workshop, attendees will be asked to edit their submissions to reflect any new ideas resulting from the workshop discussions.


Anyone wishing to submit a thought piece for consideration but without attending may do so, but they should clearly indicate that on the submission.


Invited attendees will receive coverage of NSF-allowed transportation, lodging, and a small honorarium once the edited idea paper is received.


This workshop is supported in part by the National Science Foundation award #1027493, CERIAS at Purdue University, and by the CISSE.


Location New Orleans, LA

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