Welcome to the Cyber Career Roadmap (Multi-Pathway Tool)!
This digital tool offers an interactive way for working professionals (cyber and non-cyber), employers, students, and recent grads to explore and build their own career roadmap across the 52 different NICE Framework work roles. The start of your next cyber journey is only a few clicks away.
Users can select up to five work roles to learn more about their shared skillsets, alignment to the Cyber Skill Communities, or related specialization and functions. The Cyber Career Roadmap highlights the mobility between these connection points to help you and others determine the next steps in your career progression and skillset development. The tool also offers recommended on/off-ramps (i.e. steppingstones) and secondary work roles to consider and pursue in your career roadmap.
No matter where you are in your cyber career, the Cyber Career Roadmap provides a starting point in career planning.
To get started, select from three to five work roles of interest, or use the search bar.
The Cyber Career Pathways Tool is developed and maintained in partnership with the Federal Cyber Workforce Management and Coordination Working Group.
The Federal Cyber Workforce Management and Coordination Working Group (WG) is dedicated to developing cyber career resources, including career pathways for NICE Framework work roles for use throughout the Federal Government, as well as private industry and academia. This interagency collaboration directly supports Executive Order 13870, America’s Cybersecurity Workforce and the President Management Agenda’s Cross-Agency Priority Goal, Developing a Workforce for the 21st Century. This WG is tri-chaired by the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and CISA.
This tool is based on the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NIST Special Publication 800-181, August 2017) and revisions published in late 2020 renaming the framework as the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NIST Special Publication 800-181 Rev. 1, November 2020). Please visit the NICE Framework Resource Center for more information, as well as the latest updates.