Today’s Students Are Key to Cybersecure Future

December 3, 2018

InfoSec Institute participates in national discussion on K-12 cybersecurity education and career opportunities  

MADISON, Wis., (Dec. 3, 2018) – Experts estimate more than 53,000 security incidents, including 2,216 confirmed data breaches, occurred this year.¹ Staying ahead of ever-evolving cybercriminals requires a solid foundation of security awareness. This includes educating and equipping young people with the right tools to stay safe online and making security awareness part of their everyday lifestyle.

Today InfoSec Institute announced its support and participation in the 2018 NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference taking place December 3-4 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas.   

“Students and young people today hold the keys for a cybersecure future,” said Jack Koziol, InfoSec Institute CEO. “Now more than ever we need to instill security habits in our young people to strengthen their resiliency against phishing and other cyberattacks. We salute NICE and those attending the conference for advancing this important topic and raising cybersecurity awareness in schools.”

The conference brings together top thought leaders from education, government, industry and other organizations. Main topics at the event include:

  • Expanding national efforts to incorporate cybersecurity curriculum in K-12 education
  • Creating recognition of the opportunities for cybersecurity careers
  • Promoting overall cyber awareness.

This event is hosted by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce.

InfoSec Institute believes security awareness is a critical core competency for our children, students and educators. The company recently produced a series of free security awareness videos for K-12 students that are available to school administrators and educators enrolled in the company’s SecurityIQ security training and awareness solution.

Each video contains age-appropriate messaging to both engage and educate students how to protect themselves, their friends and their schools from everyday security threats. The goal for starting security awareness training at an early age is to transform cybersafe knowledge into daily habits.

Learn more about InfoSec Institute’s free security awareness videos for students.

Learn more about the 2018 NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference

  1. Source: Data Breach Investigations Report, Verizon, March 2018