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CHIPS Articles: NIST Seeks Input on Updates to NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

NIST Seeks Input on Updates to NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework
By CHIPS Magazine - November 20, 2019
The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is planning to update the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, NIST Special Publication 800-181, NIST reported in a release. NIST invites the public to provide input by Jan. 13, 2020, for consideration in the update.

Comments received by the deadline will be incorporated to the extent practicable. The resulting draft revision to the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework), once completed, also will be provided to the public for further review and comment.

The topics below cover the major areas in which NIST is considering updates.

Improvements. Topics are intended to help NIST and its partners who are part of the NICE Community to learn about experiences in applying and using the NICE Framework and explore opportunities for improvement.

Awareness, Applications, and Uses. Recognizing the critical importance of widespread voluntary usage of the NICE Framework to achieve the goals of Executive Order 13870 on America’s Cybersecurity Workforce, NIST solicits information about awareness of the NICE Framework and its application and use by organizations and by individuals.

NIST will host a public webinar to describe the planned updates and answer questions on Dec. 3, 2019 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST. Registration details are online at nist.gov/nice/webinars. The public is encouraged to provide input via the Dec. 3 webinar either by mailing them to NICE Framework Request for Comments, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 2000, Gaithersburg, MD 20899; or via email to niceframework@nist.gov. Please put “NICE Framework Request for Comments” in the subject line of the email.

The NICE Framework Resource Center website will help provide information and resources on consulting and implementing a national-focused resource that categorizes and describes cybersecurity work. Visit its newly launched website nist.gov/nice/framework to learn more.

For further information or questions about the Nice Framework, contact the NICE Framework Program Office at NICEframework@nist.gov.

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