As a CRRC, we provide resources for CAEs and welcome comments about what you would like to learn more about. Requests should be directed to CIACinfo@uw.edu.

 

Fast help for Newcomers

Mastering the Initialisms

  • CAE - National Centers of Academic Excellence
  • CAE-C - National CAE in Cybersecurity
  • CAE-CD - National CAE in Cyber Defense
  • CAE-CDE - National CAE in Cyber Defense Education
  • CAE-2Y - National CAE in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education
  • CAE-CO - National CAE in Cyber Operations
  • CAE-IAE - National CAE in Information Assurance Education
  • CAE-R - National CAE in Cyber Defense Research
  • CIA Triad - Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability
  • CSS - Central Security Service
  • DHS - Department of Homeland Security
  • KSAs - Knowledge, skills and abilities
  • KUs - Knowledge units
  • NICCS - National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies
  • NICE - National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education
  • NIST - National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • NSA - National Security Agency


Mapping the CAEs  https://www.caecommunity.org/resources/cae-institutions
The CAE Community is a portal for CAEs but also displays public pages such as the national list of CAEs and an interactive map.

NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF) https://niccs.us-cert.gov/workforce-development/cyber-security-workforce-framework
The Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (AKA the NIST/NICE Framework) is foundational to CAEs planning for curricula for new professionals. The Framework is organized around seven high-level Categories of cybersecurity work. The Framework drills down to Specialty Areas within the Categories, and finally to details of Competencies; Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Tasks; and Job Titles.

NICCS publishes the Framework in an easy-to-navigate format, drilling down to the details and linking to pertinent courses at accredited colleges and universities.

The Framework also is the organizing feature for a new interactive website called Cyber Seek, which tracks employment listings for cybersecurity.
http://cyberseek.org/heatmap.html)

Knowledge Units (KUs)  https://www.caecommunity.org/resources/ku-cards
Core to the CAE's mapping to the NICE Framework is the set of KUs, or knowledge units. The CAE Community website includes a set of electronic "cards" to display topics and outcomes of each KU.

Courses in Cybersecurity  https://niccs.us-cert.gov/training/search
NICCS publishes an interactive guide to the many courses available for the Framework categories and specialty areas: NICCS Education and Training Catalog

CAEs can become part of the NICCS catalog, through an online form for vendors.
https://niccs.us-cert.gov/training/become-provider

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CAE Tech Talks

Every month CAE Tech Talks provide a forum where subject matter experts from the field and from academia can present research and information on a spectrum of cybersecurity topics.
 

To see past recorded talks and videos visit: Capitol Live.

Visit the Tech Talk home page for the calendar and live stream.

Live streaming is usually scheduled at 10:10AM PST, on the third Thursday of the month. Login as Guest and enter your name.