Interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework
About the Framework
The National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework classifies the typical duties and skill requirements of cybersecurity workers. The Framework is meant to define professional requirements in cybersecurity, much as other professions, such as medicine and law, have done. [learn more]
The Framework organizes cybersecurity into seven high-level Categories, each comprised of several Specialty Areas. Within each Category you'll find a list of Specialty Areas, clicking on a Specialty Area will reveal the details about that Area. Each Specialty Area detail displays the standard tasks and the KSAs needed to successfully complete those tasks. Select Framework elements from the tabs above, or browse the Framework by clicking on the Category images, at right.
The Training Catalog and the Framework
Training is a foundational component for every workforce plan. By mapping courses to Specialty Areas, cyber professionals, and those entering the cybersecurity profession, can quickly identify the courses they need to advance within their specialty area or transfer their skills to another. Training providers have mapped their courses so educational and training opportunities related to your specialty area can be quickly discovered.
If you're an academic institution or training vendor you may qualify to become an approved NICCS Portal Training Provider. Learn how to map and submit your cybersecurity education or training courses.