NIST Releases Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Special Publication

Last Published Date: 
September 1, 2017

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) just reached a significant milestone with the release of the newest version of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework). Since 2011, the NICE Framework has provided a common lexicon to describe cybersecurity roles as well as a blueprint for effectively categorizing, organizing, and describing cybersecurity work. The NICE Framework has also been foundational to the development of cybersecurity training standards and individual career plans across sectors.

The publication of this latest version of the NICE Framework is a noteworthy achievement for NICE, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and our Nation. The NICE Framework is a fundamental resource that provides public and private organizations in a range of industries with the ability to build a strong and capable cybersecurity workforce. With widespread adoption of this new version, organizations can continue to develop education and training tools, inventory and build cybersecurity positions, understand and close skill gaps, and develop jobs that attract and retain talent.

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