Cybersecurity Awareness Month: October 2023 Event Round-Up

1. The Third NIST Workshop on Block Cipher Modes of Operation | October 3-4, 2023 This event by NIST will discuss the limitations of block cipher modes of operation. The focus will be on potentially standardizing a wide block encryption technique that can handle varied input lengths.

2. Six Day #mycyberjob Social Media Challenge | October 16-21, 2023 A creative challenge beckons all cybersecurity professionals. Showcase what you love most about your job in the cyber world. Make sure to tag your posts with #mycyberjob, #CyberCareerWeek, #ChooseCyber, and mention @NISTCyber.

3. Cybersecurity Career Week | October 16-21, 2023 A week dedicated to unraveling the intricacies of a career in cybersecurity. From understanding the basics to deep dives, there's something for everyone.

4. Cybersecurity Career Week Kick-Off Event | October 16, 2023, 12:00-1:30pm ET The week starts with a grand event, either join in person or tune in virtually from the US Capitol. The focus will be on building a skilled and diverse cyber workforce.

5. CISA Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 Webinar Series  | CISA is bringing a comprehensive series of free virtual webinars every Tuesday in October 2023 (3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th) from 2-2:30pm EDT. Dive into these sessions to get acquainted with the four pivotal online safety behaviors.

6. #CyberCareerChat | October 17, 2023, 3:00-3:30pm ET An interactive session on Twitter/X where questions are answered, tips shared, and knowledge dispensed. Follow @NISTCyber and engage using the designated hashtags.

7. International Tour of Cybersecurity Careers: Stories Told by Current Practitioners | October 17, 2023, 4:00-4:45pm ET Listen to stories from global cybersecurity professionals about their journey in the field, a webinar not to be missed.

8. NICE Webinar: Cultivating Cybersecurity Leaders - The New Cybersecurity Career Ambassador Program | October 18, 2023, 2:00-3:00pm ET Join in for the launch of the Cybersecurity Career Ambassador Program. Understand the role, its expectations, and how it aims to diversify the cybersecurity workforce.

9. RICET Conference | October 19, 2023, 1:00-5:00pm ET A collaboration to strengthen cybersecurity education in the Americas. Presentations will cover a range of topics and will be available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

10. ISPAB Meeting | October 25-26, 2023 A prestigious gathering, ISPAB will meet to advise NIST, DHS, and OMB on pivotal matters of information security and privacy pertaining to federal government systems.

October 2023 is filled with opportunities to learn, engage, and be a part of the cybersecurity movement. Don't miss out!

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