At the NCyTE Member Webinar on January 15, 2021, guest speaker Karen Wetzel, Manager of the NICE Framework, introduced the changes that have been made to the framework following a year-long effort to review and update it.
Representatives of NCyTE member institutions who were unable to attend the live webinar can log in to their NCyTE Center accounts, then watch a video of the webinar.
The Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (aka the NICE Framework) serves as a common, consistent lexicon that categorizes and describes cybersecurity work, improving communication about how organizations can identify, recruit, develop and retain cybersecurity talent.
Ms. Wetzel's presentation provides an overview of the revised framework, with a focus on what's changed; suggests tools to help industry, government and academia implement the framework; and explains how the framework and the CAE Knowledge Units (KUs) align.
The spreadsheets that Ms. Wetzel mentions in her presentation, which map NICE Framework Work Roles to corresponding Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) Knowledge Units (KUs), can be found on the NCyTE website in the Reference & Reports section. She also recommends the NICE Framework Resource Center on the NIST website.
Karen A. Wetzel is the Manager of the NICE Framework, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce.