The number of cyber-attacks around the world exploded in 2020: exploiting the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity for cybercriminals to take advantage of the shift in focus towards smart working and hospital staff transferred to the frontline.
NIST Special Publication 800-181 National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework
Led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NICE is a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector aimed at energising and promoting a robust network and an ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. As such, it:
The NICE Framework is a reference starting point for the content of guidance and guidelines on career paths, education, training, and credentialing programmes. It seeks to increase an organisation's ability to communicate consistently and clearly about cybersecurity work and its cybersecurity workforce. Organisations or sectors can build additional tools that meet their needs to define or give guidance on various aspects of workforce development, planning and training and education.
Important notice: The current version of the framework is under review through a public consultation. The new draft is expected in the second half of 2020.
Lookout Watch entry date: 07/08/2019 (updated July 2020)