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Current Version

NIST Special Publication 800-181 revision 1:
The Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity
(NICE Framework)

Framework (PDF)

In 2020, the NICE Framework presented a streamlined set of “building blocks” comprised of Tasks, Knowledge, and Skills (TKS). The lists of these building blocks and corresponding Work Roles and Competencies will be maintained as separate artifacts and will be subject to ongoing review and updates with a defined change process and indication of version control to manage and communicate changes. 

Supplemental Material

Future Updates

The NICE Framework is intended to be a living document. NIST will continue to serve in the capacity of convener and coordinator to gather lessons learned and ensure that the NICE Framework continues to evolve to meet the needs of stakeholders.

Latest Updates


Created November 8, 2019, Updated November 16, 2020