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.
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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.
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.
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.