New guidelines help strengthen cybersecurity workforce

Fifth Domain: To help bolster the cybersecurity workforce, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education has released a publication detailing a guide that will provide a common, consistent language and definition for cybersecurity positions and descriptions.

The new NIST guide, entitled the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, will serve as a reference for organization-wide definitions and categories, allowing a universal understanding between the government, academia and private sectors and allowing for clear communication between educators, certifiers, trainers, employers and employees.

Furthermore, the NICE Framework details the different steps that should be taken to help guide all sectors possessing the capable and ready workforce needed to keep the nation’s cyber infrastructure safe. These steps include:

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