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CHIPS Articles: Writing Cybersecurity Position Descriptions for the Greatest Impact

Writing Cybersecurity Position Descriptions for the Greatest Impact
NICE to host webinar January 17
By CHIPS Magazine - December 14, 2017
The effort to close the cybersecurity hiring gap is sometimes hampered by a disconnect between position descriptions that poorly define job requirements and inflate preferred credentials on the demand side and the emergence of an increasingly knowledgeable and skilled workforce on the supply side. To meet this challenge, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education recommends that job seekers market their skills better by describing how hands-on learning contributed to their knowledge and skill development as validated by performance-based assessments. At the same time, employers should use the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework tasks and corresponding knowledge, skills and abilities as the foundation for formulating their position descriptions, NICE advises.

To overcome the disconnects, NICE is hosting a webinar Jan. 17 that will describe how human resources professionals and hiring managers can leverage the NICE Framework to develop more effective position descriptions and job announcements and, in the process, successfully recruit and attract a more diverse workforce.

Speakers include:
Keith Hall
Principal Security Architect
Cybersecurity Solutions Division
Office of the Chief Information Security Officer
Department of Homeland Security

Evann Smith
RecruitHer

Webinar
January 17, 2018
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Register here.

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