ABSTRACT

Information Technology (IT) Security Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK): A Competency and Functional Framework for IT Security Workforce Development, 2008   [open pdf - 347KB]

"The Department of Homeland Security National Cyber Security Division (DHS-NCSD) developed this document that links competencies and functional perspectives to IT security roles fulfilled by personnel in the public and private sectors. DHS-NCSD worked with experts from academia, government, and the private sector to develop a high-level framework that establishes a national baseline representing the essential knowledge and skills IT security practitioners should possess to perform. Potential benefits of the IT Security EBK for professional development and workforce management initiatives include the following: Articulating the functions that professionals within the IT security workforce perform, in a format and language that is context-neutral; and Providing content that can be leveraged to facilitate cost-effective professional development of the IT workforce -including future skills training and certifications, academic curricula, or other affiliated human resource activities."

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Date:
2008-09
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. CERT: http://www.us-cert.gov/
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pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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