Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) developed the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Work Role Capability Indicators, which expand the NICE Framework to include the factors an organization can look for when hiring and developing cybersecurity talent. During that process, DHS and NIST requested feedback from the NICCS community, among others. The addition of the Work Roles to the NICE Framework make it even easier to associate tasks with specific positions.  And now the Capability Indicators help identify education, training, credentials/certifications, experiential learning, and continuous learning requirements to perform cyber-related Work Roles or activities at the entry, intermediate, and advanced levels.

The Capability Indicators are now integrated and searchable within the NICE Framework tool on NICCS. Each indicator includes recommendations and examples referenced from the draft NICE Framework Work Role Capability Indicators: Indicators for Performing Work Roles (NISTIR 8193). Though capability indicators are not formal qualification requirements, they do provide a customizable menu of characteristics that can be used by organizations to complement their hiring process as well as build professional development goals for employees.

You can find the Capability Indicators within the Work Role pages of the Framework along with the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, and tasks.