National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education

The DHS Task Force on Cyber Skills released a much-anticipated report last month on the state of the cyber workforce within the Department of Homeland Security.

Commissioned in June 2012 by Secretary Janet Napolitano, a group of government and industry leaders was tasked with “identifying the best ways DHS can foster the development of a national security workforce capable of meeting current and future cybersecurity challenges.” The group was also charged with “outlining how DHS can improve its capability to recruit and retain that sophisticated cybersecurity talent.” Keep reading →

What do well-balanced information security professionals look like, and why should the government be hiring them?

With the release of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework and much talk about the cyber human capital crisis, one question that keeps coming up is “what type of information security professional should agencies be hiring?” Keep reading →