About

NICE 2019 Conference and Expo

November 18 – 20, 2019

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

The annual NICE Conference and Expo brings together thought leaders from industry, government, academia, and non-profit organizations to address the community's cybersecurity education, training, and workforce needs. This event provides an opportunity to share best practices from around the world and across sectors in order to build the workforce we need to confront cybersecurity risks today and in years to come.

This year’s conference, hosted by Florida International University, New America, and Arizona State University, marks the 10-year anniversary of the NICE Conference and Expo, and will host over 30 presentations, 40 professional exhibitors, and a projected 600+ attendees.

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who should attend?

  • Employers and Hiring Managers who need to recruit, hire, develop, and retain a skilled cybersecurity workforce
  • Educators from K12 Schools, Community Colleges, 4 Year Colleges, and Universities
  • Advisors to students, job-seekers, and employees seeking careers in cybersecurity
  • Providers of training content and learning environments
  • Suppliers of industry-recognized certifications in cybersecurity
  • Managers of workforce development programs
  • Organizers of community economic development initiatives
  • Developers of innovative products and services that enable developing a skilled workforce
  • Policymakers from local, state, federal, and international government

Hosts

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

The NICE Conference is being led by the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and the Division of Information Technology.

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.

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it. The NICE Conference is being co-hosted by the ASU Global Security Initiative (GSI). As Arizona State University’s hub for global security research, the initiative leverages the world-class expertise of ASU faculty and GSI’s connections with the global defense, security, development and diplomacy communities to take new approaches toward the world’s wicked problems.

Supporters

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.

  • 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.