• The Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework)
    Learn more about the NICE Framework Categories, Work Roles, Competencies, and Task, Knowledge, and Skill (TKS) statements as well as the relationships between those elements in this downloadable PDF.
  • CyberSeek
    To help close the cybersecurity skills gap, CyberSeek provides detailed, actionable data around supply and demand in the cybersecurity job market.
  • Cyber Career Awareness PDF
    A slick sheet highlighting cybersecurity career and awareness resources as well as CYBER.ORG’s overall impact on cybersecurity communities.
  • Workforce Management Guidebook – Cybersecurity is Everyone’s Job
    A publication that talks about cybersecurity from every business function and aspect of an organization’s operation. It is written for a general audience who may not be knowledgeable about cybersecurity and can be read as a complete guide or by each business function as standalone guides.

Below is a collection of three white papers sponsored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and authored by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Software Engineering Institute (SEI) that explore critical challenges facing our nation’s cybersecurity workforce. For an overview of the findings, please download the Executive Summary.

  • Cybersecurity Careers of the Future
    Provides a list of key cybersecurity skills needed to close the workforce gap, based off workforce survey analysis, threat reports, service offerings, open job postings, applicable regulations, and emerging technologies to identify the required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) and Work Roles.
  • Cybersecurity Talent Identification and Assessment
    Explores how cybersecurity talent is identified, highlights current and future assessment capabilities, and provides recommendations on candidate recruitment and talent evaluation.
  • Cybersecurity Career Paths and Progression
    Explores the current state of cybersecurity careers from the importance of early exposure, to methods of entry into the field, to career progression.