An Overview of International Cyber-Security Awareness Raising and Educational Initiatives (2011)

United States – Campaign 18 – National Initiative for Cyber-Security Education (NICE)

The National Initiative for Cyber-Security Education (NICE) was established to build a ‘cyber savvy nation’ through training, awareness, through post-graduate educational programs, and professional development for federal security professionals.




Campaign Name:

The National Initiative for Cyber-Security Education (NICE)


National Institute of Standards and Technology

Main URL:


Page created May 11, 2010; Last Updated May 27, 2010


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Topics covered:

– Awareness (Mission: to boost national Cyber-Security awareness)

– Education (Mission: Bolster formal Cyber-Security education programs)

– Workforce Structure (Mission: Ensure that federal agencies can attract, recruit, and retain Cyber-Security employees)

– Training & Professional Development (Mission: Intensify training and professional development programs for the existing Federal Cyber-Security workforce)

Target Audience:

– Children

– Young Adults

– Adults

– Federal Workers


– Online Literature

– Events

– Referral to other helpful websites


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Additional Information:

‘The National Initiative for Cyber-Security Education (NICE) is an ongoing program to teach Americans sound Cyber-Security practices. NICE evolved from the Comprehensive National Cyber-Security Initiative as its scope expanded from a federal government focus to a national one. The program’s goal is to enhance the security of the country, and it also will improve computer security in the workplace and at home, as well as prepare future employees in the Cyber-Security workforce.

The education initiative ranges from kindergarten to graduate school, and to the public and private sectors. It also includes workforce training and professional development that will provide Cyber-Security training for personnel working, or planning to work, for the federal government.’


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