Saturday, August 12, 2017

NIST Cybersecurity Workforce RFI Comments – 08-05-17

This is part of a continuing series of blog posts looking at the comments that NIST has received on their request for information (RFI) on cyber workforce development. The comments are posted to the NIST National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) web site. The earlier posts in the series were:

This week there were only four new submissions posted to the NIST web site. Those were from:

AT&T pointed at a report that it had helped prepare for the Federal Communications Commission on cybersecurity workforce development in the communication’s sector.

The comments from Southern Utah University pointed at the course outline for their Masters program in Cybersecurity & Information Assurance. They also emphasized the need for academia and industry to cooperate in providing internship/apprenticeship opportunities for students or early career professionals.

The UI LABS – DMDII comments outline work that organization has done looking at the DFARS cybersecurity requirements for DOD contractors. They point out their research points to the problems that many of those contractors are having complying with the 109 cybersecurity requirements outlined in NIST 800-171.

UMass Lowell describes the certification program they have developed for implementation of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

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