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Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week
October 17-22, 2022

Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week is an initiative of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with a goal to “promote the discovery of cybersecurity careers and multiple career pathways.” In order to build awareness of the virtues of cybersecurity careers, the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) will hold a variety of online webinars through our virtual program, #CyberChats.

These chats are geared towards middle and high school youth to attend virtually; either at home or in their school. Attendees will be able to post questions to our guest speakers through text interactions, but video and audio will be disabled by default.

View the schedule below and select the chat title in order to register.


  • How do you know if you have the skills for a career in cybersecurity? One of the best ways to learn if you have what it takes is through capture the flag competitions and cyber teams. Our gurus will discuss many platforms where you can get started and test out the field of cybersecurity. Franz Payer from Cyber Skyline and Fred Hall from USAF, a Cyber Patriot Coach will both be attending. Click on the logo or title to register for this #CyberChats Zoom webinar.

  • We can all help create a safer world online. Who better to discuss the importance of taking steps to be a cyber warrior with than a leader in cybersecurity? Questions from novices and cyber fanatics alike are welcomed as we interview Rob Joyce, Director of Cybersecurity at the National Security Agency (NSA). Click on the logo or title to register for this #CyberChats Zoom webinar.

  • Encountering cyber problems in real life can be scary. But with Amanita, the main character in the NCF's free cybersecurity computer game series, finding and fixing problems can be fun! Join us for a sneak peek of our sequel game, "Amanita Whitehat and the Mayhem at Mallory Middle." You'll meet the game developers (Rick and Rob), ask them questions about game design and cybersecurity, submit your suggestions, and even apply to play test the game. Click on the logo or title to register for the #CyberChats Zoom webinar.

#CyberChats Podcast

Join us for the #CyberChats Podcast!