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Professionalizing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce

The National Academies’ Committee on Professionalizing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce: Criteria for Future Decision-Making, is holding a series of workshops to consider approaches to increasing the professionalization of the nation's cybersecurity workforce. Three workshops will be held across the country in 2012-2013 to hear from stakeholders and other experts from industry; federal, state, and local government; educational institutions; and testing, assessment, and certification providers.
            Workshop I: December 12-13, 2012, Washington, DC - Agenda   
            Workshop II: February 25, 2013, San Francisco, CA - AgendaRegistration | Logistics Flyer
                                Discussion Forum @ RSA: February 26, 2013, San Francisco, CA - Registration   
            Workshop III: March 27-28, 2013, San Antonio TX - AgendaRegistration
Additional project information can be found here.  
Drawing on inputs from the workshops and public comments, a National Academies-appointed committee will prepare a consensus report that characterizes the current landscape for cybersecurity workforce development and provides criteria for identifying which specialty areas may require professionalization and how different approaches and tools for professionalization could be evaluated.
If you would like to participate, please register by selecting the appropriate workshop link above. Please note, seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 

The committee is also accepting public comment on a list of discussion questions. If you would like to submit comments, please send them to: cybersecprof [at]

For questions about the project, please contact Enita Williams at ewilliams [at]

For meeting details and logistics, please contact Linda Walker at lwalker [at]