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Resources include, but are not limited to: approaches, methodologies, implementation guides, articles, mappings to the NICE Framework, educational materials, internet resource centers, example profiles, and more.

If your resource is publicly available on the Internet, accurate, and comprehensive for a given dimension of NIST SP 800-181r1 (NICE Framework 2020 version), and freely available for others to use (we welcome free resources from for-profit entities), it meets the basic criteria for inclusion on the NICE Framework Resource Center. Pay-for resources associated with non-profit entities also meet the basic criteria for inclusion. If your resource qualifies and you would like it listed as a NICE Framework resource, send a description of your resource to NICEFramework [at] (niceframework[at]nist[dot]gov).


  • CAE KU Mapping to NICE Framework: A spreadsheet mapping of NSA National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE) Knowledge Units (KUs) and NICE Framework statements. 
  • CISA NICCS Tools: These resources have been developed for the federal workforce but can be used broadly. The NICCS team is working to integrate these changes into various tools on their website including the NICE Framework Tool, the Mapping Tool, The Cyber Career Pathways Tool, and the NICCS Education and Training Catalog.  It is anticipated that the updates to the NICE Framework will be available on NICCS by the end of June 2024.  
    • Cyber Career Pathways Tool: An interactive way to explore NICE Framework Work Roles. Includes common relationships between roles as well as frequently used titles in each role.
    • NICCS Education and Training Catalog: A central location where cybersecurity professionals across the nation can find over 6,000 cybersecurity-related courses aligned with the NICE Framework.
    • NICE Framework Keyword Search: This portal lets you search the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill (TKS) statements using keywords 
    • NICE Framework Mapping Tool: Answer questions about your cybersecurity related position and the tool will show you how it aligns to the NICE Framework and what can be done to strengthen your cybersecurity team
  • CyberSeek: An interactive jobs heat map and career pathway tool that shows cybersecurity jobs across the U.S. by state and metropolitan area. Jobs are organized by categories of the NICE Framework to which they align to.

Getting Started

NICE Framework One Pager - a quick way to connect with the framework. A printed document one can share with those new to the the NICE Framework

NICE Framework users group

We have launched a new NICE Framework Users Group as a place to ask questions, share insights, and provide mutual support on how to apply and use the NICE Framework and its associated components in various settings. As a member of the NICE Framework Users Group, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with employers, learners, and training and credential providers. Members of this group will also be added to the NICE Community Coordinating Council.

niceframeworkusers+subscribe [at] (Send an email) to join today! 

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Created November 8, 2019, Updated May 21, 2024