National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies

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National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS)
Agency overview
HeadquartersUnited States
Agency executive
  • Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies
Parent agencyCybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, United States Department of Homeland Security
Websitehttps://niccs.cisa.gov/

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) is an online training initiative and portal built as per the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education framework. This is a federal cybersecurity training subcomponent, operated and maintained by Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.[1]

History[edit]

The initiative was launched by Janet Napolitano, then-Secretary of Homeland Security of Department of Homeland Security on February 21, 2013.[2][3] The primary objective of the initiative is to develop and train the next generation of American cyber professional by involving academia and the private sector.

Federal Virtual Training Environment[edit]

NICCS hosts Federal Virtual Training Environment, a completely free online cybersecurity training system for federal and state government employees. It contains more than 800 hours of training materials on ethical hacking and surveillance, risk management, and malware analysis.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jabara, Joe (2021-08-25). "Which Cybersecurity Careers Are in Demand? Know Your Options". ClearanceJobs. Retrieved 2021-11-05.
  2. ^ "Western Security and Virtual Space: Some Examples From 2013". E-International Relations. 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2021-11-05.
  3. ^ "DHS Launches National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies". Department of Homeland Security. 2013-02-21. Retrieved 2021-11-05.
  4. ^ "Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) | National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies". niccs.cisa.gov. Retrieved 2021-11-05.