Cybersecurity is headline news for good reason, and it’s driving demand for thousands of additional skilled professionals in the public and private sectors. It’s no wonder that many higher education institutions want to develop or expand a cybersecurity program to prepare a new generation of professionals for careers in this vital field. But how to go about it?

This white paper provides practical guidance for institutions, course designers, and instructors as they pursue their cybersecurity program goals. It introduces the NIST National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework, which identifies domains and specialty work areas in the field.

It also provides links to, and recommendations for, effectively using the Cengage Learning/NICE Mapping Document. Created by two professors who are CISM/CISSP-certified, the Map helps instructors locate associations between their curriculum objectives and the Framework, and then identify the texts to support course objectives for particular degree programs.

» Download the “Using the NIST NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework: Mapping Curriculum and Coursework” white paper