Miami, FLNov. 6 - 7, 2018
168 DAYS

Call for Proposals

The NICE 2018 program committee is seeking timely, topical, and thought-provoking presentations for the annual conference and expo. The conference is an opportunity to bring together employers of cybersecurity professionals with representatives from education, training, certification, and workforce development communities to promote collaboration and showcase effective and innovative approaches among industry, government, and academia.

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About the Hosts

Florida International University is one of the top research institutions in the U.S. It has earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Research 1: “Highest Research Activity” designation – a nationwide distinction less than 3% of universities can claim. FIU is the largest minority-majority US university and is ranked 1st in the nation in awarding bachelor’s degrees to minorities, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees to Hispanic students, making it one of the nation’s largest Hispanic-Serving Institutions. It recently designated Cybersecurity@FIU as a preeminent emerging program with key pillars on cybersecurity workforce development and international capacity building.

New America is pioneering a new kind of think and action tank: a civic platform that connects a research institute, technology lab, solutions network, media hub and public forum. We are dedicated to renewing America by continuing the quest to realize our nation's highest ideals, honestly confronting the challenges caused by rapid technological and social change, and seizing the opportunities those changes create.

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (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.

In fulfilling this mission, NICE has identified the following three goals:

  • Goal #1: Accelerate Learning and Skills Development

    Inspire a sense of urgency in both the public and private sectors to address the shortage of skilled cybersecurity workers.

  • Goal #2: Nurture a Diverse Learning Community

    Strengthen education and training across the ecosystem to emphasize learning, measure outcomes, and diversify the cybersecurity workforce.

  • Goal #3: Guide Career Development and Workforce Planning

    Support employers to address market demands and enhance recruitment, hiring, development, and retention of cybersecurity talent.


  • Hyatt Regency Miami 400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131
  • Nov. 6, 2018 - Nov. 7, 2018
  • 09:00 am. - 05:00pm.

Hosted By:

Florida International University New America

Supported By:


This event is supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce, under NIST Financial Assistance

Award number: 70NANB18H025

Contact us at (305) 348-0114