New initiative aimed at bolstering cybersecurity education and increasing the pipeline of cybersecurity talent kicks off with partners from education, government, and industry
CYBER.ORG today announced the kickoff of the development of the K-12 cybersecurity learning standards that can be used in schools and districts around the country. When complete, the standards will help ensure that students not only have a foundational understanding of cybersecurity, but the skills and knowledge they need to pursue cybersecurity careers in greater numbers. CYBER.ORG is convening key stakeholders across education, government and industry to collect input that will increase the relevance and value of the standards. CYBER.ORG plans to release the final standards to the public at the start of the 2021-22 school year, with voluntary adoption likely to begin in states the following year.
State standards are the learning goals for what students should know and be able to do at each grade