The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) has released a draft taxonomy of the cybersecurity workforce and it shows functions divided into seven broad categories of jobs – securely provision, operate and maintain, protect and defend, investigate, operate and collect, analyze, and support.

We found this interesting information on Fierce Government IT in their article, “NICE releases cybersecurity workforce taxonomy.” NICE is a federal inter-agency effort coordinated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Their goal with the taxonomy is to provide a common framework and language to describe cybersecurity work, as well as work requirements. Ultimately they want the taxonomy adopted across all relevant sectors within the United States.

We like the idea of standards. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

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