The NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework
The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework), published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in NIST Special Publication 800-181, is a nationally focused resource that establishes a taxonomy and common lexicon to describe cybersecurity work, and workers, regardless of where, or for whom, the work is performed.
Listed below are the seven categories of the NICE Framework and the corresponding Phase2 Advantage certification courses that map to the category’s specialty areas.
Performs highly-specialized review and evaluation of incoming cybersecurity information to determine its usefulness for intelligence.
COLLECT AND OPERATE
Provides specialized denial and deception operations and collection of cybersecurity information that may be used to develop intelligence.
Investigates cybersecurity events or crimes related, but not limited to, information technology (IT) systems, networks, and digital evidence.
OPERATE AND MAINTAIN
Provides the support, administration, and maintenance necessary to ensure effective and efficient information technology (IT) system performance and security.
OVERSEE AND GOVERN
Provides leadership, management, direction, or development and advocacy so the organization may effectively conduct cybersecurity work.
PROTECT AND DEFEND
Identifies, analyzes, and mitigates threats to internal information technology (IT) systems and/or networks.
Conceptualizes, designs, procures, and/or builds secure information technology (IT) systems, with responsibility for aspects of system and/or network development.
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