2023 NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference Recap

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The NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference took place this week in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference brought together over 550 participants and featured 16 pre-conference workshops, 42 breakout sessions in 5 tracks, several keynotes, 30 exhibitors, networking opportunities, and more. Take a look at some key highlights from the event below.

Featured Speakers

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Over 60 speakers shared ideas, insights, and perspectives during the conference, including:

Cougarjade Reyes, Student at Cactus High School in Phoenix, Arizona
Garrett Boyd, Senior Consultant at Plo Alto Networks
Pete Kim, Executive Director for Cybersecurity External Engagements and Partnerships for RTX
Elizabeth Neeley, Chief Information Officer of the Arizona Department of Education
Cynthia Sutherland, U.S. Public Sector Lead at Amazon Web Services
Student Panel: Raven White, Apprentice at NAGRA Kudelski; Heidi Spantzel, Student at John Adams Academy; Arnold Spantzel, Student at John Adams Academy; Jack Lindaman, Student at Janesville High School; Parker Horejs, Security Analyst – Tier 1 at Kudelski Security; Tyler Black, Student at Cactus High School; Aarav Akella, Student at Basha Accelerated Middle School; Davina Pruitt-Mentle, Moderator


National Cyber Signing Day participants from left to right: Shlomo Isaacs, Phoenix College; Jeffrey Zhu, Lakota East High School; Jack Lindaman, Janesville High School; Ethan Zhao, Del Norte High School; Ilana Payne, Old Dominion University; Jeremy Sheridan, Canyon Springs High School. Student advisors are standing behind participants.

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National Cyber Signing Day aims to increase awareness of cybersecurity career options and pathways available to K-12th grade students. The event this year showcased six K12 students and recent graduates who have participated in or will soon be participating in cybersecurity-related internships, apprenticeships, trainings, and certifications. 

A recording of this year’s National C ..

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