Cybersecurity Awareness Colloquia

October 18, 2019 - UNCW

On 18 October 2019, UNCW’s Center for Cyber Defense Education (CCDE) will host the first annual Cybersecurity Awareness Colloquia.  This one-day conference, held during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, will highlight the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework), published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Colloquia will be held at the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE).


The NICE Framework establishes a taxonomy and common lexicon to describe cybersecurity work, and workers, regardless of where, or for whom, the work is performed. The Framework allows for a common view of the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the various specialty areas which serves to enhance understanding among the members of the cybersecurity community, especially as we face the challenge of closing the cybersecurity workforce gap.

NICE Framework

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All-Source Analysis
Exploitation Analysis
Language Analysis
Threat Analysis

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Collect and Operate

Collection Operations
Cyber Operational Planning
Cyber Operations

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Cyber Investigation
Digital Forensics

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Operate and Maintain

Customer Service and Technical Support
Data Administration
Knowledge Management
Network Services
Systems Administration
Systems Analysis

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Oversee and Govern

Cybersecurity Management
Executive Cyber Leadership
Legal Advice and Advocacy
Program/Project Management and Acquisition
Strategic Planning and Policy
Training, Education and Awareness

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Protect and Defend

Cyber Defense Analysis
Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
Incident Response
Vulnerability Assessment and Management

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Securely Provision

Risk Management
Software Development
Systems Architecture
Systems Development
Systems Requirements Planning
Technology R&D
Test and Evaluation