Minority Cyber Inclusion Council

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Workforce Pipeline & Human Progress and Improvement Research Program

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CEBOT, after almost a decade, has decided to change the look and feel of the logo that represents our Cybersecurity Program.  The new logo replaces the old in all of the program material.

This logo update represents the next generation of inclusion, focusing on the 65,000 U.S. minority technology companies CEBOT represents and the federal recognition of the talent pipeline work now underway at CEBOT.

October 18, 2023 | 9:30am - 11:30am EST

Minority Tech Cyber Awareness Day

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The Minority Cyber Inclusion Council is hosting an event to reach employers and college students. This event, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Institute for Cybersecurity Education (NIST NICE). 

Building more secure and resilient

infrastructure for the future

The 2023 program theme, "Building more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future", highlights the need for employers, employees and future employees to advance an integrated ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.

The event goal is to energize a cohort of Minority Serving Institutions to build a community of practice around their community with the support of the minority technology industry.

The Council Exchange Board of Trade (CEBOT) represents the now over 65,000 U.S. minority technology employers. This markets sector represents an aggregated $100 Billion in sales employing over 500,000 people. CEBOT manages the Minority Cyber Inclusion Council. (www.mcicouncil.org)

The mission of NICE is to energize, promote, and coordinate a robust community working together to advance an integrated ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.

Minority Cyber Inclusion Council


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Why should you Belong?

My CyberSecurity Career

The Nation’s cybersecurity workforce is at the forefront of protecting critical infrastructure and  computer networks from attack by foreign nations, criminal groups, hackers, and terrorist organizations.

Today, the cybersecurity community has evolved enough to  define a National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework for understanding specialty areas of cybersecurity work and workforce needs. 

The Minority Cyber Inclusion Council works to bridge the gap between industry, government and education in order to inform the minority community about the growing employment and training opportunities.

Global Resiliency, Local Responsibility

As technology connects and mobilizes humanity and as diversity becomes our strength the MCI Council stands as a regional catalyst for both change and collaboration.

MCI Council, as a convener for subject matter experts willing to develop networks and systems that amplify resilience and scale,   will build sustainable solutions through education, partnerships and research.

The U.S. is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse.  MCI Council is positioned to become one of our nation's thought leaders for strategic foresight in the development of emergency response methodologies for economically disadvantaged communities, particularly those developing "megaregions" 

MCI Council Federal Recognition

HBCU Model Programs and Practices for Building a Competitive Cybersecurity Workforce

Program Narrative

The expansion of 5G and the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating an increasing need for secure networks across many platforms and technologies. Innovative programs for cybersecurity awareness, education, training, and workforce development are essential to protect and defend against potential cyber-attacks, but finding qualified people to work in this area is increasingly difficult.

This webinar will highlight educational programs that address training for cybersecurity professionals focusing on contributions made by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). You will also learn how the Minority Cybersecurity Council is working to bridge the gap between industry, government and education in order to inform the minority community about the growing employment and training opportunities in cybersecurity.

U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),   Information Technology Laboratory, Applied Cybersecurity Division NICE

MCI Council Included!(page 26)

In this era of persistent cyber threats, an organization will be secure only with the active participation of everyone. Each member of the group, from the newest employee to the chief executive, holds the power to harm or to help, to weaken or strengthen, the organization’s security posture.

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The NICE Working Group Workforce Management Subgroup released the guidebook, “Cybersecurity is Everyone’s Job”, in October 2018. This guidebook provides things to know, and things to do, for everyone in an organization, regardless of its type or size. It is intended for the general audience, which may not otherwise be knowledgeable about, or interested in, cybersecurity. It can be read as a complete guide, or by each business function as standalone guides.

With education and training, everyone can be a cybersecurity asset.

Call to Action


Subject Matter Experts





Government and Education must work together to build regional ecosystems through their capacity to convene partnerships and fund meaningful resource based activities.

The ownership of governance and workforce systems that measure outcomes and impact can be sourced and managed through public/private agreements

The Council Exchange Board of Trade (CEBOT), through the research activities of CEBOT's Looking Forward Research & Development Directorate  brings Senior Fellows and experts from various members to share knowledge and apply their skills. 

MCI Council will host events and conduct research to continuously search, cultivate and encourage professionals to explore solutions to workforce and community resource challenges that result from the global cybersecurity workforce shortage.

CEBOT serves the now over 65,000 U.S. minority technology companies and the members and stakeholders the serve.  Government, business and  community will gain from an increase of workforce diversity and creativity.  Human capital improvement in a knowledge economy produces both a direct return on investment (ROI) and social good.

Companies engaged in the solutions developed through the CEBOT will be more competitive.

Every year in the U.S. there are 128,000 openings for Information Security Analysts, but only 88,000 workers currently employed in those positions – a talent shortfall of 40,000 workers for cybersecurity’s largest job. Click on buttons below to view this new and exciting new tool.

To help close the cybersecurity skills gap, CyberSeek provides detailed, actionable data about supply and demand in the cybersecurity job market. 

American citizenry and intellect is our greatest national security defense.  The Cyber Advisory Council is a design based research initiative to bring our nation's leading Subject Matter Experts together to ensure America's Cyber Workforce System is both inclusive and relevant. 

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Building Regional Workforce Readiness in Minority Communities Across the US and Around the Globe

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