Katzcy is honored to be among the partners mentioned by the Biden-Harris Administration in their recent announcement of the National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy (NCWES) initiative. NCWES is an ambitious initiative to address the urgent need for skilled cybersecurity professionals in the United States. With hundreds of thousands of cyber job vacancies nationwide, filling these positions is not only crucial for our digital economy but also a matter of national security. To achieve this goal, the Administration is making generational investments to prepare and empower the American workforce.
Propelling Cyber Initiatives
Katzcy, a digital marketing social impact firm, actively advances the global cybersecurity community by providing digital marketing skills for company growth and cyber sports programs that diversify and strengthen the cyber workforce. Our dedication to promoting cybersecurity education and workforce development places us at the forefront of propelling innovative initiatives to address the cyber workforce crisis, achieved through our collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As part of the NCWES, NIST will allocate up to $3,600,000 for Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate (RAMPS) projects, fostering collaborative efforts between employers and educators to develop a skilled cyber workforce tailored to meet industry needs within local and regional economies.
Supporting the US Cyber Games®
Katzcy's primary collaboration with NIST involves supporting the US Cyber Games. This program focuses on recruiting, training, and developing a highly skilled team to represent the United States in international cybersecurity competitions. The US Cyber Games engages with thousands of individuals annually through events like the US Cyber Open and this year's International Cybersecurity Championship and Conference (IC3) event, providing an opportunity for cybersecurity enthusiasts to showcase their skills on a national stage. Moreover, the two months-long US Cyber Combine and Pipeline programs train over 150 students yearly, further nurturing the nation's future cyber defenders.
We are platform and training agnostic as we collaborate with communities, organizations, nonprofits, academia, and volunteers to drive a cyber sport. Through these initiatives, Katzcy is playing a crucial role in not only filling vacant cybersecurity positions but also empowering individuals seeking to participate in the digital ecosystem. By partnering with NIST and other stakeholders, Katzcy is actively contributing to the development of a robust and diverse cyber workforce that can lead in the digital economy and protect our nation's critical infrastructure.
For more information on how Katzcy can propel your cyber or other initiatives, contact us today!