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CISA-backed nonprofit announces 'National Cybersecurity Education Month'

Cyber.org, a nonprofit which creates resources for K-12 instructors teaching cybersecurity, has declared June "National Cybersecurity Education Month." The organization previously designated a cybersecurity education week in June, which was recognized through a U.S. Senate resolution last year. The month is designed to rally the public and private sector around K-12 cybersecurity education initiatives, similar to "Cybersecurity Awareness Month" in October. Emily Bamforth reports.

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Fueling the cybersecurity workforce from the top

The Daily Scoop's Francis Rose talks to Richard Spires, former chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, about how clear-cut cybersecurity job descriptions can help with cybersecurity education. The National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education has a list of 52 defined cybersecurity roles. Listen to more on the Daily Scoop.

How companies are partnering with HBCUs on cyber talent

Historically Black institutions are partnering with companies to bulk up cybersecurity curriculum, with companies like Microsoft and IBM offering advice and resources. But before these companies go in and start suggesting changes, they need to first listen to what these HBCUs need, said Veronica Nelson, the executive director of Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering. Emily explains.

Need cyber talent? 'Fish in a bigger pond,' university CISO says

As nonprofits, colleges and companies look to build up the cybersecurity talent pipeline, higher ed cybersecurity can find more talent by looking outside of STEM field graduates, University of South Carolina Chief Information Security Officer Marcos Vieyra told EdScoop. Higher ed institutions also need to offer more flexibility to keep those workers in a competitive marketplace, he said. Emily has more.

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