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(ISC)² Offers Certification Via DHS

(ISC)² has debuted training courses on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cyber-education portal, a comprehensive online resource for ongoing education and training.

(ISC)2 is the first professional organization to have its training course information accessible from the DHS portal, which is part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS). NICCS was developed in February 2013 in close partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Defense, the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and the Office of Personnel Management. The idea is to leverage the efforts of government, industry, and academia to provide a comprehensive, single resource to address the nation’s cybersecurity knowledge needs.

(ISC)2 is contributing content for its CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, CISSP-ISSEP, CSSLP and SSCP certifications.

“Cybersecurity is a booming career field that unfortunately still lacks a well-defined career path,” said Dan Waddell, director of government affairs for (ISC)2, in a statement. “The NICCS Portal provides those entering the field or those seeking continuing education a trusted resource, knowing that all training courses listed on the site map to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework and therefore, align with national standards.”

The framework organizes cybersecurity work into high-level categories ranging from the design, operation, and maintenance of cybersecurity systems to incident response, information gathering and analysis. The structure is based on job analyses and groups that work together, and workers who share common major functions, regardless of job title.

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