In an effort to close the cybersecurity skills gap, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has drafted new cybersecurity definitions for the workforce. Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks commented below.
Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks:
“The first draft of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework will help critical infrastructure companies like oil and gas, power, water, manufacturing etc., to accelerate its hiring practices to close the skills gap in cybersecurity. They will now be able to articulate cybersecurity roles, area of specialty, category of work, and describe the knowledge, skills, and abilities of cybersecurity professionals that are needed. While it will take time to expand the workforce, new technologies are being applied that use Machine Learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to automate aspects of cybersecurity monitoring and detection. In areas of cybersecurity specialization such as industrial control systems where a cyberattack could have catastrophic effects, the combo of training and automation are speeding efforts to combat and remediate cyberattacks.”