Cybersecurity Education - Programs, Resources, Events, & More.

While the demand for highly educated and trained cybersecurity professionals is more than a half-million, the number of individuals ready to fill these positions is severely lacking. The National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) provides unfettered outreach opportunities for learning and partnerships to advance Cybersecurity Education to prepare the next generation to succeed in the cyber workforce of tomorrow. Through NCF programs and partnerships, the richness of our combined cybersecurity expertise engages, excites, and encourages the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow.

*** NEW for EDUCATORS & ORGS *** - Visit the Cyber Education Community of Interest page for details about how to join a new community designed to promote sharing and exploration of cybersecurity education resources.

  • Learn about 2022 CCEI Education Program offerings such as NCF #CyberChats, our initial online Cybersecurity Computer Game, and the "Outsmart Cyberthreats" student booklet.

  • The NCF's "Cyber Safe + Savvy" Data Care booklet for seniors is an excellent resource. You can view it digitally on our website or download it to read anytime. In the booklet, you will learn the importance of taking care of your data, using devices with confidence, connecting devices with confidence, finding trust in online accounts, and protecting yourself from fraud and scams. Each chapter has summary takeaways, and throughout are examples to follow to help you be cyber safe and savvy! The NCF is grateful to our development partner Start Engineering, and to Gula Tech Adventures, for funding this critical Data Care project.

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  • The High School Cybersecurity Curriculum Guidelines (CCG)​ encourages curriculum providers, teachers, and industry to create curriculum designed to inspire high school students to pursue a profession in cybersecurity, as well as develop thinkers with a cybersecurity mindset that will enhance any profession they pursue.

  • provides educators with teaching materials, developed by educators, and based upon the High School Cybersecurity Curriculum Guidelines. The Teach Cyber courseware is creative commons licensed, thus giving educators the rights to adopt, adapt, and disseminate the Teach Cyber course.

  • The NCF partners with Towson University to host an assured quality curriculum repository called CLARK (Cybersecurity Labs & Resources Knowledge-base). This repository holds assured quality learning objects (LO) supporting collegiate level cybersecurity curriculum from the National Security Agency’s National Cybersecurity Curriculum Program and the National Science Foundation’s Catalyzing Computing and Cybersecurity in Community Colleges (C5) program. These collections have over 783 learning objectives with over 8,708 downloads from 3,371 users representing 2,201 affiliated organizations​.

    The “Cybersecurity Labs and Resources Knowledge-base” (CLARK) provides a “one-stop access” to assured quality cybersecurity curriculum addressing topics such as forensics, adversarial thinking, secure coding, SCADA security, and others. It is a living library of cybersecurity curriculum, and a community of cybersecurity educators committed to sustaining it.

  • In progress: A grant from the Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. will further the NCF's partnership with NiSuS to improve upon the initial escape room and develop a “fly-away” capability. This fly-away kit will enable NCF to transport and operate the Cybersecurity Escape Room at any location like a high school.
    900 Scouts at the 2019 Boy Scout World Jamboree experienced the NCF’s original Cybersecurity Escape Room. Enhancements will include incorporating more National Cryptologic Museum artifact examples. Stay tuned for more news!

  • Through NCF programs and partnerships, the richness of our combined cybersecurity expertise engages, excites, and encourages the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow.

  • Recommended links related to cybersecurity education.

  • The NCF's Education Program hosts Cybersecurity Events with the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), as well as other community partners. Featuring experts in the field, these events include webinars and events at locations around the National Capitol Region.

  • The Maryland Center for Computing Education (MCCE) partnered in October 2020 with the National Cryptologic Foundation, Towson University, and SANS to produce a video series highlighting careers in cyber. Click to see the video series as well as a variety of resources for students and educators.