Interagency group looks to common cyber security language, skills

November 9, 2011
Cyber Security, Education, FedCyber Wire
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An interagency cyber security group has drafted and published a document aimed at defining common terms, requirements and skill sets for those charged with guarding against cyber attack.

The National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education (NICE) published a draft document that classifies typical duties and skill requirements of cyber security workers and has posted it for public review. The document is meant to define professional requirements in cyber security, much as other professions, such as medicine and law, have done, said the group in a Nov. 8 statement.

NICE is an interagency effort coordinated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and is focused on cyber security awareness, education, training and professional development. NICE activities include increasing cyber security awareness for children and adults, promoting community college and university-level programs in cyber security, and expanding professional training opportunities.

via Government Security News, continued here.