Strengthening the Security Workforce: A Competency and Functional Framework for Information Technology Security Professionals

Author:
Ellen Roth-Perreault, Brenda Oldfield
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106.50 kB
Date:
01 July 2007
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September 11 caused America to recognize the need to secure all parts of the nation’s critical infrastructure, including information technology. In 2002, the President released the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, a document that provides direction for strengthening cybersecurity. A key recommendation of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace is to build foundations for the development of security certification programs that will be broadly accepted by the public and private sectors. The Department of Homeland Security – National Cyber Security Division (DHS-NCSD) Training and Education Program has been tasked to lead these efforts by effectively articulating the needs of the public and private sector IT security community.

Strengthening the Security Workforce: A Competency and Functional Framework for Information Technology Security Professionals