1. Examine the National Initiative for Cyber Security Education and describe the initiative. 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.
The mission of NICE is to enhance the overall cyber security posture of the United States by accelerating 15 the availability of educational and training resources designed to improve the cyber behavior, skills, and 16 knowledge of every segment of the population, enabling a safer cyberspace for all. The vision of NICE is a secure digital nation capable of advancing America’s economic prosperity and 19 national security in the 21st century through innovative cyber security education, training, and awareness on a grand scale. NICE will achieve this vision through the implementation of three goals: 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 cyber security workforce.
2. Assess the value of the NICE framework. Discuss the importance of this framework in regard to the security profession and individual organizations.
After assessing the value of the NICE framework, I can conclude the following important framework in regard to the security profession and individual organization: The critical infrastructure – such as the electricity grid, financial sector, and transportation networks that sustain our way of life – has suffered repeated cyber intrusions, and cyber-crime has increased dramatically over the last decade. The President has thus made cyber security an Administration priority. When the President released his Cyberspace Policy Review almost two years ago, he declared that the “cyber...
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SANS Institute. (n.d.). The legal system and ethics in information security. Retrieved from http://www.sans.org/reading-room/whitepapers/legal/legal-system-ethics-information-security-54
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