Many people are aware that hundreds of thousands of cybersecurity positions in America are currently unfilled. However, very few people know how broad and varied the field of cybersecurity actually is and how to construct a workforce that meets their mission goals. The NICE Framework categorizes and describes cybersecurity work. The online searchable resource for the NICE Framework allows workforce developers, educators, and job seekers to explore specific work roles and knowledge, skills and abilities that are tied to each work role. This tutorial webinar will walk through the NICE Framework website and explore how to navigate the various work roles and associated links.

The NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework) is the blueprint to categorize, organize, and describe cybersecurity work. It was developed in partnership with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide educators, students, employers, employees, training providers, and policy makers with a systematic and consistent way to organize the way we think and talk about cybersecurity work, and to identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform cybersecurity tasks.

The NICE Framework is a blueprint to categorize, organize, and describe cybersecurity work into Categories, Specialty Areas, Work Roles Tasks, and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). It provides a common language to speak about cyber roles and jobs and can be referenced by those who wish to define professional requirements in cybersecurity.