NICE eNewsletter Spring 2018

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Spring 2018

Featured Article

NICE Framework Adopted in New Brunswick, Canada         

by Heather MacLean, CyberNB/OpportunitiesNB, New Brunswick, Canada

A key objective of the NICE strategic plan is to collaborate internationally to share best practices in cybersecurity career development and workforce planning (Objective 3.5). In this context, we are pleased to report that the NICE standards and workforce framework are being embraced north of the United States border in Canada. Read More

Key Dates

National Cyber Summit June 5-7, 2018

Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) August 2-4, 2018

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A profile of a cybersecurity practitioner to illustrate application of the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework categories, specialty areas, and work roles.

CATEGORIES: Investigate/Oversee and Govern

Investigates cybersecurity events or crimes related to information technology (IT) systems, networks, and digital evidence. Provides leadership, management, direction, or development and advocacy so the organization may effectively conduct cybersecurity work.

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NAME: Andy Kleinick

TITLE: Detective III of Cyber Crimes Section

ORGANIZATION: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)

SPECIALTY AREA: Cyber Investigation/Digital Forensics/Training, Education, and Awareness

WORK ROLES: Cyber Crime Investigator/Law Enforcement Forensics Analyst/Cyber Instructor


CERTIFICATIONS: AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE); EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE); Network Intrusion Responder Program (NITRO)

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Tap the Cultural Trend: Embed Industry Leaders in the Cyber Fellows Program

by Nasir Memon, New York University Tandon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Associate Dean of Online Education; Kevin Chung, New York University Tandon Graduate and Founder of the Cyber Fellows Program Capture the Flag

The Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, remote medicine with streaming 3D images, artificial intelligence: our digital universe is doubling annually and, with it, threats and vulnerabilities to our security and privacy grow exponentially. Any hope of pulling ahead of cyber criminals and nation-state warriors lies in rapidly educating a huge new cadre of cybersecurity experts by using techniques as revolutionary as today’s technology. Read More

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Using “Skills Pivot” to Reskill Employees for Future Success

by Paul Eriksen, Lead External Recruiter, AT&T

Every employee will wonder, at some point in their career, if their particular specialty will continue to be valued or need to be enhanced with additional training. That same concern holds for corporate strategy – companies continue to evolve to meet future demand. As AT&T, the world’s largest telecom company, works on their own evolution, reinventing itself as a cloud-based premier entertainment and communications company, they’ve invested in a program for their employee’s continued learning and skill development. Read More 

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CIO Council Workforce Committee: Strengthening the Federal IT/Cybersecurity Workforce

by Trey Kennedy, Senior Advisor, Federal CIO Council

The Federal Government faces an increasing shortage of cybersecurity and IT talent due to persistent recruitment and retention challenges and competition from the private sector. By continuing to partner across the Federal Government and with organizations such as NICE, the Federal Chief Information Officers Council (CIO) Council strives to fill the critical gaps as quickly and effectively as possible to defend the nation’s infrastructure, deliver digital services to the American people, and modernize the Federal Government’s IT systems and operations. Read More

Affiliated programs

NICCS is the nation’s one-stop shop for cybersecurity careers and studies. It connects the public with information on cybersecurity awareness, degree programs, training, careers, and talent management.

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Funded projects

A key feature of the CyberSeek career pathway tool is the ability show key jobs within cybersecurity, common transition opportunities between them, and detailed information about the salaries, credentials, and skillsets associated with each role.

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NICE working group

A new NICE Working Group subgroup has been announced! The Apprenticeship subgroup is dedicated to building a public-private dialogue on the topic of cybersecurity apprenticeships. 

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