The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) website is the premier online resource for cybersecurity training, education, and career information. NICCS connects government employees, students, educators, and industry with cybersecurity resources and training providers throughout the Nation.

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As technology advances, the United States must develop a workforce of effective cybersecurity professionals. NICCS helps users find the cybersecurity education and training they need to advance their careers and close the skill gaps across the workforce.

NICCS Mission: to be a national resource/hub for cybersecurity education, careers, and training.

NICCS Vision: to provide the nation with the tools and resources necessary to ensure the Nation’s workforce has the appropriate training and education in the cybersecurity field.

NICCS Audiences:

  • Federal Employees
  • Human Capital Managers
  • State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) Governments 
  • K-12 and College/University Students
  • Educators
  • Veterans and Military Personnel 
  • Parents
  • Cybersecurity Professionals and Managers 
  • General Public

NICCS is managed by the Office of the Chief Learning Officer (OCLO) within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). NICCS promotes cybersecurity awareness, training, education, and career advancement with the added goal of broadening the Nation’s volume of cybersecurity professionals in the workforce.

For questions related to NICCS, NICE Framework, Cyber Career Pathways Tool, or any of the information on this site, please contact  NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.