December 21, 2017

Announcing the K-12 Computer Science Curriculum Guide

In May of 2017, NICERC was contacted by the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN) with a request to participate in the creation of a new effort aimed at demystifying the “landscape of computer science (CS) curricula options” (Stanton and Harunani, 2017, p. 1) that are available to teachers across the […]
December 12, 2017

K-12 Schools, Universities Boost Cybersecurity Education to Close the Skills Gap

Published by EdTech on December 11, 2017 by Meghan Bogardus Cortez, an associate editor with EdTech   With the global number of cybersecurity professionals down, schools need to prepare students for future jobs. By 2019, there were will be a global shortage of cybersecurity professionals of about 2 million, IT governance nonprofit ISACA reported in […]
December 11, 2017

Louisiana Tech Strongly Supports New Multi-Purpose Cybersecurity Commission

Posted on December 8th, 2017 by Tom Soto | Categorized under General News Click here for the original publication. Louisiana Tech, creator of the nation’s first four-year undergraduate degree in cyber engineering and is a partner with several industry leaders in various cyber fields, strongly supports the State of Louisiana’s most recent step […]
December 5, 2017

When Should Cybersecurity Education Start? Some Say Elementary School

by Sarah Shwartz of Education Week December 4, 2017 Nashville, Tennessee As reports of cyberattacks multiply—from national election-related hacking to school-level phishing scams—the need for trained high school and postsecondary graduates in the field is growing. And increasingly, industry, governments, and educators are looking to introduce students to online security […]