I want to advance my cybersecurity skills. Now what? Securing, protecting, and defending our nation’s digital information and associated systems and infrastructure require building and retaining an agile, highly skilled workforce that can respond flexibly to dynamic requirements. This is one of the foundational goals of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). Building our nation’s cybersecurity workforce requires two complementary components: workforce planning and professional development. Workforce planning entails analyzing the capabilities needed to achieve the current mission and forecasting the capabilities that are needed in the future. Current and future talent gaps can be addressed through a combination of hiring, contracting, and professional development programs. Learn more about what NICE is doing to promote an agile workforce.
While there is no shortage of websites that house useful cybersecurity trainings, there is no easy way to find courses. Training offered by reliable sources are often spread over many different academic, governmental, commercial and organizational websites, making them difficult to locate and use. To help mitigate this problem, NICS houses an interactive Cybersecurity Training Catalog.
The training catalog will be a central resource of cybersecurity and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) training courses. Providing better access to these courses helps the Nation maintain a globally-competitive cybersecurity workforce, and broadens the pool of skilled workers capable of supporting a cyber-security nature.
To learn more, visit the NICS interactive training catalog.