When Should Cybersecurity Education Start?

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When Should Cybersecurity Education Start?

NICERC team members Chuck Gardner, Joe Macadam, Crawford Watkins, and Kevin Nolten at 2017 NICE K12 Conference in Nashville, TN.

This week, four of our team members are attending the NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. At this conference, thought leaders from education, government, industry, and non-profits address how K-12 education can provide solutions to guide career and workforce development in our nation.

During the conference, we’ve had the opportunity to share our mission with attendees and showcase the Cyber Interstate – our library of curricula spanning from the elementary level to the high school level.  We also had the chance to visit with Sarah Schwartz from Education Week about why we do what we do and how we see ourselves fitting into the larger cybersecurity education picture that is the topic of so many thoughtful discussions at NICE K12 this year.

Learn more about our philosophy on when cybersecurity education should start here:

When Should Cybersecurity Education Start? Some Say Elementary School by Sarah Schwartz from Education Week


NICERC’s curricula is currently implemented in all 50 states and builds K-12 aptitude in STEM, computer science, and cyber curricula. For more information, visit www.nicerc.org.