Workforce development solutions set to the highest standard.

We ensure accuracy and viability of our Professional Services solutions to enhance your enterprise cyber workforce development strategy as our solutions are mapped to the seven categories of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework for Cybersecurity Workforce.

Workforce Solutions

Job Role Alignment

The Job Role Alignment helps classify proficiency requirements on the knowledge, skills, and abilities of your organization’s cyber roles to create tailored job profiles that illustrate core competencies aligned with the NICE Framework and disciplines specific to your organization. 

The job profiles can guide efforts in updating existing job descriptions, better outline departmental architecture, and tailor training plans for upskilling and cross-skilling. This service does not include the creation or re-writing of job descriptions. N2K will work with you to provide recommendations based on the data to improve cyber workforce practices.


  • Standardize job roles and competencies
  • Match the right skills to the right roles
  • Optimize operations and minimize redundancies

Workforce Mapping Analysis

Built upon the Job Role Alignment, the Workforce Mapping Analysis measures the skills gaps between select job roles–whether by vertical or horizontal transition–and recommends targeted training pathways to create a seamless transition for employees to advance within your organization.


  • Define more opportunities for employee retention
  • Implement more targeted training between roles
  • Create a more structured cyber ecosystem


NICE Workforce Diagnostic

The NICE Workforce Diagnostic measures employee performance against the job expectations identified in the Job Role Analysis to provide baseline data for understanding current skill proficiencies and gaps, in addition to informing training decisions. The diagnostic can be a stand-alone offering but provides a more comprehensive experience with the Job Role Analysis.

Following the completion of the diagnostic, N2K’s workforce consultants walk through key observations and recommendations. Leaders also receive an interactive dashboard to uncover and regularly monitor competency trends by role, certification, NICE category, and more.


  • Prioritize training deployment & spend
  • Verify competencies for specific roles
  • Cross-skill current talent based on proficiencies


Why choose N2K’s Professional Services? We’re glad you asked.