Pre-Conference Seminars

Monday, November 6, 2017 1:00 - 5:00pm

Available only to registered attendees of NICE 2017. Separate fee required.

Must be a registered attendee to attend

Seminar #1: Critical Success Factors for a Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program

Increased interest in apprenticeships as a proven method for trained workforce has led to growth in cybersecurity apprenticeship programs. Yet there are critical elements necessary to ensure a program is a success: an experienced intermediary; proven curriculum provider; prepared employers. Join leaders from the US Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeships, representatives from leading cybersecurity apprenticeship programs, and apprentice participants to discuss the crucial elements to create a successful program.

Expected Seminar Outcomes:

  • Attendees will learn the requirements and benefits to registering an Apprenticeship Program with the Department of Labor.
  • Learn about the role of an intermediary organization in managing an apprenticeship program.  
  • Discover how employers, both large and small, can successfully incorporate apprenticeships into their hiring practices and who needs to participate from the organization.

Presenters:

  • Carolyn Renick (U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship)
  • Girish Seshagiri (EVP/CTO ISHPI)
  • Khabran Peters (Apprentice ISHPI)
  • Jennifer Carlson (Executive Director, WTIA Workforce Institute
  • Tony Bryan (Executive Director, Midwest Cyber Center)

Intended Audience:

Employers thinking about entry level positions; workforce intermediaries, educators, students.


Seminar #2: Creating Effective Cybersecurity Internships and Experiential Learning Opportunities Between Employers and Learners

Business, government, academia, and non-profit organizations all play a key part in workforce development.  With a focus on proven models of effective internship and experiential learning programs, program implementations and program management; this seminar will consider each of these stakeholders in sharing successful strategies for designing a quality cybersecurity internship program. Additionally, this session will deal with common issues such as diversity, security clearances, citizenship, effective mentors, legal obligations, and meaningful job expectations. 

Expected Seminar Outcomes:

  • Attendees will learn how internships can positively benefit organizations.
  • Learn how to use The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) Internship Program Standards to develop a successful program.
  • Understand effective steps to prepare, recruit, provide a good orientation, evaluate the intern, provide guidance for self-directed learning, craft college learning contracts and manage interns.
  • Discover how to overcome important concerns such as legal obligations, security clearances, citizenship, effective mentors, and meaningful job experiences.
  • Explore the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 15 Best Practices for Internship and Experimental Learning Programs.

Presenters:

  • Patricia (Pat) Carretta (The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education - CAS)
  • Patrick Weithers (CEO, NU-Pulse Technologies)
  • Gregory Teets (Associate Professor, Clark State Community College)
  • Matthew Brink (Asst Exec Dir, National Association of Colleges and Employers)

Intended Audience:

Academic and industry representatives who would like to learn more about starting an internship program or advancing their current internship program.


Seminar #3: Application and Uses of the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework)

This session will provide examples of how the NICE Framework is currently being used in industry, academia, and government, and various tools and resources available that reference the NICE framework.

Expected Seminar Outcomes:

Understand how the NICE Framework is a foundational reference resource for workforce development, education, and training. Connect with the NICE Framework and the related resources that been created around it for cybersecurity workforce planning, recruiting, training, and retention. Network with representatives from other organizations who have built some aspect of their workforce development or curriculum development using the NICE Framework as a resource.

Presenters:

  • Noel Kyle (Department of Homeland Security)
  • Thomas Trevethan (Palo Alto Networks)
  • Jeff Frisk (Director, Global Information Assurance Certification Program (GIAC))

Intended Audience:

  • Those desiring to learn about the skills needed to perform cybersecurity work in their organizations.
  • Connect with the NICE Framework and the related resources that been created around it for cybersecurity workforce planning, recruiting, training, and retention.