New Framework Defines Cyber Security Workforce Needs

Both the federal government and its contractors are locked in a battle for talent with commercial providers, each vying for the best personnel in critical areas of cybersecurity, and each dealing with a shortage of available talent.

Both would benefit from targeted investment in education and increased standardization to define the skills and knowledge required for different kinds of jobs – and now the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has taken a big step to help make that happen.

NIST published a framework for the future cybersecurity workforce this week, Special Publication 800-181, the culmination of years of effort under the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE).

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