While there is no shortage of websites claiming to house useful cybersecurity training, there is a shortage of websites whose training is notable and reliable. Courses offered by reliable sources are spread over many different academic, governmental, commercial and organizational websites, making them difficult to locate and use. To help mitigate this problem, NICCS houses an interactive Cybersecurity Training Catalog.
To learn more, visit the NICCS interactive training catalog.
The National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework
Throughout the Federal Government, there is little consistency in terms of how cybersecurity work is defined and categorized. Consequently, uncertainty surrounds the job duties and tasks carried out by cybersecurity professionals and the skill sets required to perform these duties. To provide a common lexicon and define the field, the government led the development of the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (the Workforce Framework). The Workforce Framework is designed to be comprehensive and inherently flexible, allowing organizations to adapt its content to their human capital and workforce planning needs. The most recent draft of the Workforce Framework, released in 2011, outlines 31 functional work specialties within the cybersecurity field and is the foundation of the workforce efforts. To learn more, visit the Workforce Framework page.