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NICE Releases Draft Revision of the NICE Framework
July 15, 2020

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) has released Draft NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-181 Revision 1, Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework). The NICE Framework is a fundamental reference for describing and sharing information about cybersecurity work in the form of Task Statements and as Work Roles that perform those tasks. In this revision, several updates have been made, including:

  • an updated title to be more inclusive of the variety of workers who perform cybersecurity work, 
  • definition and normalization of key terms,
  • principles that facilitate agility, flexibility, interoperability, and modularity,
  • introduction of competencies,
  • and more!

 

The public comment period is open through August 28, 2020. See the publication details for a copy of the document and instructions for submitting comments.

 

NOTE: A call for patent claims is included on page iii of this draft. For additional information, see the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) Patent Policy--Inclusion of Patents in ITL Publications.

Created July 15, 2020, Updated July 22, 2020