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SecureNinja first to launch course portfolio aligned with (NICE) Framework Careerpaths

Mar. 15, 2012

Leading IT Security training and services firm’s innovative mapping of courses assists training managers with planning education roadmap that conforms to the NICE framework and job specialty areas.

Alexandria, VA - March 14, 2012 - SecureNinja, a leader in Information Security training and services, has aligned its course offerings with the recent NIST initiative; The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). This mapping of Secure Ninja training offerings to the NICE Frameworks’ specialty areas/job titles simplifies the development of an organization’s training and education roadmap.

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The NICE Workforce Framework will play an integral role in assisting organization striving to develop a holistic and well-trained cyber workforce. In many organizations,, there are little consistencies in how cybersecurity work is defined and described throughout the nation. The lack of a common language to discuss and understand the work requirements of cybersecurity professionals hinders our nation's ability to:

•    Baseline capabilities,
•    Identify skill gaps,
•    Develop cybersecurity talent in the workforce, and
•    Prepare the pipeline of future talent.

Establishing and using a unified framework for cybersecurity tasks and workforece is not merely practical but vital to the nation's cyber defense. Much as other professions have defined their specialties (e.g., law, medicine), it is now time to forge a common set of definitions for the cybersecurity workforce.

The NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework offers a working taxonomy and common lexicon that can be overlaid onto any organization's existing occupational structure.   

 “We are proud to have developed a mapping of both vendor neutral and vendor specific training and certification programs that relate to NICE’s mission to create a well-trained and skilled Cybersecurity workforce” said Ned Snow, president, SecureNinja. “We have broken down the specialty areas within NICE to assist Chief Learning Officers’, training managers and coordinators to plot their roadmap to establish a solid cybersecurity posture within their respective organizations.

A secure digital nation capable of advancing America’s economic prosperity and national security in the 21st century through innovative cybersecurity education, training, and awareness on a grand scale.

1. Raise awareness among the American public about the risks of online activities.  
2. Broaden the pool of skilled workers capable of supporting a cyber-secure nation.  
3. Develop and maintain an unrivaled, globally competitive cybersecurity workforce.

About National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) 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 establish an operational, sustainable and continually improving cybersecurity education program for the nation to use sound cyber practices that will enhance the nation’s security. The NICE Strategic Plan identifies goals and objectives that will contribute to the realization of a cyber- secure public and a globally competitive cybersecurity workforce. NICE will 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. 

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.

About SecureNinja
SecureNinja is a leader in Information Security, IT training and services. Courses offered include CISSP, Security+, CEH, CAP, CISM, ISSEP, ISSMP, ISSAP, Cloud Security, Wireless Security, and Computer Forensics to name a few. SecureNinja has been providing businesses with programs that answer regulatory needs and skills gaps for over 8 years. Our training programs educate and certify employees in the areas that are critical to business operations. With certified professionals on staff, the company demonstrates that it is seriously engaged in producing ROI on technology investments and handling compliance requirements competently. Our programs also create solutions for the DOD and the system integrator community by answering the certification needs of the 8570.01-M mandate. In addition SecureNinja has developed a course mapping aligned to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) which fosters the development of a highly skilled National Cybersecurity workforce. SecureNinja’s assessment, consulting, & security services division specializes in governance, risk and compliance programs for both corporate & government agencies including information assurance, IV&V security audits, and cyber-security solutions. For more information visit