About the NICE Framework
The NICE Framework (NIST Special Publication 800-181) is a product from the National Initiative of Cybersecurity Education (NICE), which is led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce. The NICE Framework has been designed to establish and define a taxonomy and terminology to describe cybersecurity roles and their corresponding competencies (comprised of knowledge, skills, abilities, and tasks required to adequately perform those roles). The publication details 52 specific cybersecurity roles, seven (7) high-level, functional categories across cybersecurity, and 33 more specific specialty areas within the field.
On May 2, 2019, the White House released the Executive Order (EO) on America’s Cybersecurity Workforce which strongly encourages the adoption of the NICE Framework across the government, private sector, and academia.