NICE 2017 Conference Overview

Challenging the Status Quo:
Building a Robust and Sustainable Cybersecurity Ecosystem

Cybersecurity has emerged as one of the leading creators of jobs and opportunity for all economic sectors. The demand for cybersecurity positions in both the public and private sector is large and growing, but the talent pool of cybersecurity workers is not yet able to keep up.

The NICE 2017 Conference and Expo will feature timely, topical, and thought-provoking presentations, bringing together cybersecurity workforce, training, and educational leaders from academia, business, and government for two days of focused discussions.

This year’s theme, "Challenging the Status Quo: Building a Robust and Sustainable Cybersecurity Ecosystem," aims to help shape the way in which the nation identifies, educates, trains and builds our 21st-century cutting-edge Cybersecurity Ecosystem.

Presentations will focus on ways to promote and energize employers, government, businesses, educators, and the workforce to offer new opportunities to build a lively community full of ideas that solve one of our biggest challenges ... building a capable and robust cybersecurity workforce.

Conference Tracks

  1. Education & Training — Developing Cybersecurity Talent
    This track features initiatives and innovations for identifying, recruiting, and educating the future cybersecurity workforce. Sessions will include creative programs to inspire the next generation of STEM and cybersecurity workforce.
  2. Collaboration — Nurturing Cybersecurity Communities in Academia, Industry, and Government
    Collaboration focuses on creative ways that industry and government work with academia to address the growing gap between cybersecurity job postings and the available pipeline of cybersecurity professionals.
  3. Professional Development — Keeping Pace with Technology and Education
    This track covers the requirements for staying up-to-date in a fast-paced environment: technical education, professional certifications, career development, diversity issues, retention concerns, and staff and personnel management.

Join Us in Dayton

NICE 2017 will bring together communities with countless ideas, those who are not afraid to challenge the status quo, and technologists who can innovate powerful new ways for securing and protecting America.

Join us in Dayton, Ohio on November 7-8. Bring your ideas. Hear those of others. Collaborate with educators and industry … and be a part of this movement to build a robust and sustainable Cybersecurity Ecosystem for our nation!