National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS)
Vision of NICCS: The vision of the NICCS is to provide the nation with the tools necessary to ensure citizens and the workforce have more dynamic cybersecurity skills.
Mission of NICCS: The mission of NICCS is to be a national resource for cybersecurity awareness, education, careers, and training.
In order to help ensure a secure cyberspace, we must develop a technologically-skilled workforce, a cyber-savvy public, and an effective pipeline of future employees. The U.S. is making a substantial investment in cyberspace. It will take a national strategy, similar to the effort to upgrade science and mathematics education in the 1950’s, to meet this challenge.
To make cybersecurity materials more readily-available, the government developed the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS). NICCS underscores the four component of The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) and intends to serve as a national resource for government, industry, academia, and the general public to learn about cybersecurity awareness, education, careers, and workforce development opportunities. The vision of NICCS is to build a national resource to elevate cybersecurity awareness and affect a change in the American public to adopt a culture of cyberspace security and to build a competent cybersecurity workforce.