The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has worked with the Department of Homeland Security and the more than 20 federal departments and agencies that make up the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) to develop a comprehensive competency model for cybersecurity. Technical and subject matter experts from education, business, and industry also contributed to the model's development.
The DOL Cybersecurity Industry Model defines the latest skill and knowledge requirements needed by individuals whose activities impact the security of their organization's cyberspace. The model incorporates competencies identified in the NICE National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework and complements the Framework by including both the competencies needed by the average worker who uses the Internet or the organization's computer network, as well as cybersecurity professionals. The ETA model will be updated to reflect future changes to the Framework.
NEW NIST has released a new draft NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF) and is soliciting public comment. Comments are due by January 6, 2017. The NCWF is a reference resource for identifying, recruiting, developing and maintaining cybersecurity talent. The framework provides a common language to categorize and describe cybersecurity work that will help organizations build a strong labor staff to protect systems and data. NCWF was developed by the NIST-led National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) with strong leadership from the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security and is the culmination of many years of collaboration between industry, government and academia. The draft framework can be found here.