Friday, May 9, 2014

DHS NICE Cybersecurity Framework Update

Greetings Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Partners,

Get ready! The updated National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (Workforce Framework) interactive online tool is scheduled for release on May 15, 2014.
As you know, last year the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) put forth tremendous effort to update the Workforce Framework to reflect the evolving cybersecurity field and changes in technology. The Workforce Framework incorporates expert input from government, private industry, and academia stakeholders.
Benefits of the Workforce Framework

The updated Workforce Framework is an important tool in building and maintaining the highly skilled and agile workforce needed to protect the nation. It provides the necessary structure and common language for standardizing the cybersecurity field. Having a common language:
·         Helps academic institutions and training providers develop relevant training for cybersecurity jobs
·         Gives students and job candidates a better understanding of the skills needed for cybersecurity careers
·         Provides employers with clear skill requirements to use for recruitment, selection and workforce development
  • Provides employees with clear skill requirements for professional development
  • Supports policy makers charged with setting standards to promote workforce professionalization
Using the Workforce Framework

The Workforce Framework can serve as the foundation for all your organization’s cybersecurity initiatives, policies, and workforce activities (e.g., recruitment, training and education, position description, curriculum development).

Customized Workforce Framework User Guides for three audience groups (employers, academic institutions and training organizations) plus additional resources will be available on the NICCS™ website at resources provide step-by-step implementation instructions and tips on how best to use the Workforce Framework for your needs.
With your continued support, the Workforce Framework will remain a valuable and useful resource for the nation!

If you’re a Training Provider, we will soon be opening the Training Catalog for all submissions. Please stay tuned for more information – it’s coming soon!

Thank you in advance for your support!

Department of Homeland Security

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