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NICCS Overview Video | Visual Transcript

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The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies,

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or NICCS, is the leading online resource

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for cybersecurity training, education,

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and workforce development tools.

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NICCS connects the cybersecurity industry

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with government employees, students, educators,

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and businesses throughout the nation.

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Our mission is to provide the tools necessary

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to ensure U.S.

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citizens and the workforce

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have a set of viable cybersecurity skills.

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NICCS bases all of its workforce development tools on the

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National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education,

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or, NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

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The NICE Framework establishes a common set

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of terms to describe cybersecurity work,

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making it easier for cybersecurity professionals

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to communicate knowledge, skills, abilities and tasks

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with employers, educators, and one another.

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NICCS features the NICE Framework Mapping Tool

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which connects cybersecurity positions

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to the NICE Framework.

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The mapping tool enables human resource professionals

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to create job descriptions throughout the framework's

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knowledge, skills, abilities, and tasks.

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The mapping tool helps managers to determine

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the best skill sets and possible gaps

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for their cybersecurity teams.

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The NICE Framework also supports the

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NICCS Education and Training Catalog

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which lists thousands of cybersecurity related courses

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for interested professionals.

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Our interactive map filters courses by location,

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specialty area, provider, and skill level.

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These courses help students and professionals

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increase their level of expertise,

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earn certifications, pursue a cybersecurity career,

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or transition between cybersecurity careers.

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Vendors and institutions interested in listing

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courses in the catalog can apply on the

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NICCS website. For U.S.

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government professionals

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and veterans interested in free training,

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NICCS features information on the

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Federal Virtual Training Environment, or,

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FedVTE cybersecurity training system.

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NICCS formal education section includes

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information on the

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National Centers of Academic Excellence Program,

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or CAE in cybersecurity.

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The CAE program

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promotes higher education

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and expertise in cyber defense.

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The CAE program designates colleges

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and universities across the country,

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producing the next generation of cybersecurity

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professionals entering America's workforce.

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Students can also explore scholarships to

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pursue government cybersecurity careers via the

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CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program.

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NICCS also helps U.S.

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K-12 teachers

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educate the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

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NICCS users will learn about available materials,

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including, curricula, lesson plans, quizzes, and worksheets.

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NICCS also features a student's page with

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cybersecurity job profiles, recommended classes to

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take, and information on current workforce.

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If you have questions or feedback, email us

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at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.

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NICCS is your one stop shop for

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education and career information.