U.S. Department of Commerce selects FIU as partner in cybersecurity education outreach

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) granted FIU, and its partner New America, a cooperative agreement to host the annual National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Conference and Expo over the next five years.

“At FIU we pride ourselves in being a solution center for some of the greatest challenges of our time,” said President Mark B. Rosenberg. “We embrace this opportunity to help bring the cybersecurity industry together with the educational institutions that are training the people who will take and create jobs in the future.”

The NICE Conference and Expo brings together leaders from public and private sectors to examine challenges and opportunities for higher education and industry to address growing cybersecurity workforce shortages. This year’s conference will be held in Miami from Nov. 6-7, with the conference expanding to other major cities around the United States in the future.

“It is important that we extend our relationships to include employers from industry and the non-profit sectors in the United States,” said NICE Director Rodney Petersen.

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Posted by Amy Ellis