This tool presents a new and interactive way to explore work roles within the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework). It depicts the Cyber Workforce according to five distinct, yet complementary, skill communities. It also highlights core attributes among each of the 52 work roles and offers actionable insights for employers, professionals, and those considering a career in Cyber. To start, select a work role below, or enter keywords in the search bar.
Cyber Career Pathways Tool
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.
Last Published Date: June 9, 2022