NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework
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 catories of the NICE Framework and the corresponding Phase2 Advantage certification courses that map to the category’s specialty areas.

NICE Framework Analyze

ANALYZE
Performs highly-specialized review and evaluation of incoming cybersecurity information to determine its usefulness for intelligence.

NICE Framework Collect and Operate

COLLECT AND OPERATE
Provides specialized denial and deception operations and collection of cybersecurity information that may be used to develop intelligence.

NICE Framework Investigate

INVESTIGATE
Investigates cybersecurity events or crimes related, but not limited to, information technology (IT) systems, networks, and digital evidence.

NICE Framework Operate and Maintain

OPERATE AND MAINTAIN
Provides the support, administration, and maintenance necessary to ensure effective and efficient information technology (IT) system performance and security.

NICE Framework Oversee and Govern

OVERSEE AND GOVERN
Provides leadership, management, direction, or development and advocacy so the organization may effectively conduct cybersecurity work.

NICE Framework Protect and Defend

PROTECT AND DEFEND
Identifies, analyzes, and mitigates threats to internal information technology (IT) systems and/or networks.

NICE Framework Securely Provision

SECURELY PROVISION
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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