Overview Edit

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is a partnership among government, academia, and the private sector that is focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. It has evolved from the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, and extends its scope beyond the federal workplace to include civilians and students in kindergarten through post-graduate school. The goal of NICE is to

enhance the overall cybersecurity posture of the United States by accelerating the availability of educational and training resources designed to improve the cyber behavior, skills, and knowledge of every segment of the population.[1]

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is leading the NICE initiative, comprised of over 20 federal departments and agencies, to ensure coordination, cooperation, focus, public engagement, technology transfer and sustainability. Many NICE activities are already underway and NIST will highlight these activities, engage various stakeholder groups and create forums for sharing information and leveraging best practices. NIST will also be looking for "gaps" in the initiative — areas of the overarching mission that are not addressed by ongoing activities.

References Edit

  1. Department of Homeland Security, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS), "About the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education" (full-text).

External resources Edit

  • National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Relationship to President’s Education Agenda (Apr. 19, 2010) (full-text).