Find the education and training courses you need to keep up with changing threats.
A variety of professional certifications are available, find the one that fits your career goals.
Learn about skill gap analysis, training strategies, and other activities to keep your cybersecurity workforce on top.
If you are a commercial, academic, or government agency you can register your Cybersecurity & Information Assurance courses in the Education and Training Catalog.
Why promote Cybersecurity training?
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 on the Careers Page.
Explore the Workforce Framework
Cybersecurity is essential to protecting our nation’s technology infrastructure against increasing cyber threats and attacks. The work of cybersecurity professionals is critical and, as a nation, consistency in how the cybersecurity workforce is defined and categorized is vital. Furthermore, individuals performing cybersecurity work must be identified and quantified for effective workforce planning.
In response to these needs, an effort began in 2010 to establish a framework that describes the cybersecurity workforce. These efforts evolved, as more than 20 Federal departments and agencies contributed to the process. The result was the development of the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (the Framework) by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE).
The purpose of the Framework is to describe cybersecurity work irrespective of organizational structures, job titles, or other potentially idiosyncratic conventions. In designing the Framework, “categories” and “specialty areas” were used as an organizing construct to group similar types of work. The categories, serve as an overarching structure for the Framework, grouping related specialty areas together within each category. Within each specialty area, typical tasks and knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) are provided. Specialty areas in a given category are typically more similar to one another than to specialty areas in other categories. Learn more about the Framework here.
Training Strategies for Businesses
No one knows your business like you do. Developing a tailored and well-trained cybersecurity workforce will help keep your employees and clients secure, but this can be a challenge. Explore strategies for workforce development that can help you identify skills gaps, identify appropriate training, and create a thriving cybersecurity workforce.
Government Training: Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE and Federal Cyber Training Events (FedCTE)
FedVTE and FedCTE offer improved access to online and in-person cybersecurity training for the entire Federal Government workforce. These programs are leading the effort to develop online and in-person training delivery mechanisms to give access to cybersecurity training to those who may not have it otherwise. Learn more about each of these programs, click here.
TRAINING RESOURCES FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
The following is a Federal training site and requires a username and password to login.
Federal employees can access a rich library of cybersecurity and information assurance training. Put yourself in the classroom and attend lectures, watch demonstrations, and conduct hands-on labs. View and manage your organization's workforce as they progress toward their training objectives.
Become a Provider
The NICCS Education and Training Catalog is live! Search for education and training courses and explore the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
Want to list your course and provide more visibility for your organization? Contact the NICCS SO to become an official provider and participate in the Catalog effort.