• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework is a 2-day training that provides an overview of NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. Participants will learn how to apply the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework to their cybersecurity workforce needs. The NICE Framework is comprised of categories, specialty areas and work roles components. NICE, led by NIST, is a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector working to promote cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. The NICE Framework uses a top-down approach where each of seven Categories are comprised of Specialty Areas (33 total) which are then broken down into Work Roles (52 total).

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the key principles of the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
  • Identify and classify cybersecurity roles according to the NICE Framework.
  • Examine the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required for different cybersecurity roles.
  • Apply the NICE Framework to assess and enhance an organization's cybersecurity workforce.
  • Analyze the relationship between the NICE Framework and industry best practices in cybersecurity.
  • Develop strategies for workforce development and talent management based on the NICE Framework.
  • Implement effective recruitment and training programs aligned with NICE Framework categories.
  • Evaluate the impact of the NICE Framework on cybersecurity policy and practice.
  • Discuss real-world case studies illustrating successful implementation of the NICE Framework.
  • Critically assess emerging trends and challenges in the cybersecurity workforce landscape.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • All-Source Analysis
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Program/Project Management and Acquisition
  • Risk Management