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NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Resource Center

The NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework is a national-focused resource that categorizes and describes cybersecurity work.

The NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework), NIST Special Publication 800-181, is a national-focused resource that categorizes and describes cybersecurity work. The NICE Framework establishes a taxonomy and common lexicon that describes cybersecurity work and workers irrespective of where or for whom the work is performed. The NICE Framework is intended to be applied in the public, private, and academic sectors.

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Latest Updates 

  • On November 19, NIST announced plans to update the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, NIST Special Publication 800-181. The public is invited to provide input by Jan. 13, 2020 for consideration in the update.
  • On November 18, Bill Newhouse (NICE Program Office) led a seminar focused on applications and uses of the NICE Framework at the NICE Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • On September 9-13, Marian Merritt and Danielle Santos (NICE Program Office) helped lead an International Workshop on Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Capacity Building in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The workshop, coordinated by the Department of State and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, brought together 38 participants from 20 countries to explore different approaches, share best practices, and discover new ways of collaboration amongst the countries. The NICE Framework was shared with attendees.
  • On October 8-10, Bill Newhouse (NICE Program Office) participated in the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise Annual Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Bill led a workshop at the meeting for Working Group D on cybersecurity culture and skills that focused on workforce frameworks and the NICE Framework.


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