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NICE Webinar: Writing Cybersecurity Position Descriptions for the Greatest Impact

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The PowerPoint slides used during  the webinar can be downloaded here.



Keith Hall 

Principal Security Architect
Cybersecurity Solutions Division
Office of the Chief Information Security Officer
Department of Homeland Security





Dr. Evann Smith

Founder and CEO



The effort to close the cybersecurity hiring gap is sometimes hampered by a disconnect between position descriptions that poorly define job requirements and inflate preferred credentials (on the demand side) and the emergence of an increasingly knowledgeable and skilled workforce (on the supply side). Job seekers need to market themselves better by describing how hands-on learning contributed to their knowledge and skill development as validated by performance-based assessments. And employers need to use the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework tasks and corresponding knowledge, skills, and abilities as the foundation for their position descriptions. This webinar will describe how human resources professionals and hiring managers can leverage the NICE Framework to develop more effective position descriptions and job announcements and in the process recruit and attract a more diverse workforce.


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Created November 15, 2017, Updated July 23, 2020