NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework: National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

Published: August 07, 2017

Author(s)

William D. Newhouse

Abstract

This publication describes the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NWF), the product of many years of collaboration regarding workforce training and education. The NWF, as a working document, provides a fundamental reference resource for describing and sharing information about cybersecurity work roles andthe knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed to complete tasks in those work roles. As a common, consistent lexicon that categorizes and describes cybersecurity work, the NWF improves communication about how to identify, recruit, develop, and retain cybersecurity talent. The NWF is a reference source from which organizations or sectors can develop additional publications or tools focused on defining or providing guidance on aspects of workforce development, planning, training, and education.
Citation: Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-181
Report Number:
800-181
Pub Type: NIST Pubs

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Keywords

Ability, cybersecurity, cyberspace, education, knowledge, role, skill, task, training, workforce
Created August 07, 2017, Updated August 07, 2017