June 7, 20230 mins read
We are excited to announce that Snyk Learn, our developer-first cybersecurity education platform, is now aligned with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Framework. By aligning our educational content with the NICE Framework, we are providing a comprehensive and standardized approach to cybersecurity education that equips learners with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for a successful career in the cybersecurity industry.
The NIST NICE Framework is a comprehensive cybersecurity workforce framework that provides a common language to categorize and describe cybersecurity work. It consists of seven categories, each comprising several specialty areas that capture the unique aspects of cybersecurity work. The lessons at Snyk Learn align with these categories:
Operate and Maintain
Protect and Defend
Oversight and Development
Our interactive vulnerability lessons map toward secure design and building secure applications throughout the development process. We also promote maintenance and teach developers how to build and maintain effective security throughout their applications. All of our vulnerability lessons contain a mitigation section that identifies vulnerabilities and specifically how to mitigate them with code examples. Finally, we provide both development and advocacy for security and cybersecurity work.
The benefits of aligning Snyk Learn with the NICE Framework
By aligning Snyk Learn with the NICE Framework, our platform's content now maps to specific knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) and tasks outlined in the framework, ensuring a more structured and holistic approach to cybersecurity education.
Standardized learning: Snyk Learn's cybersecurity education adheres to industry-accepted standards, providing learners with a consistent and comprehensive learning experience.
Comprehensive coverage: With the NICE Framework's extensive categorization of cybersecurity work, Snyk Learn's content covers a wide range of topics and KSAs, ensuring that learners are well-equipped to tackle various cybersecurity challenges.
Skill validation: Snyk Learn helps learners validate their cybersecurity skills, demonstrate their competence to potential employers, and increase their employability in the industry.
Targeted learning paths: We've created targeted learning paths based on specific categories and specialty areas, allowing learners to focus on the areas most relevant to their career goals.
Adaptable curriculum: As the NICE Framework evolves and adapts to the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape, Snyk Learn will continue to update and refine its content, ensuring that our learners stay current with the latest developments in the field.
Find out why Snyk Learn is so NICE
With Snyk Learn's alignment with the NIST NICE Framework, we are reinforcing our commitment to providing top-quality cybersecurity education. We believe that a structured, comprehensive, and standardized approach to learning is essential in preparing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. So start your journey with Snyk Learn today and gain the skills you need to excel in the cybersecurity industry.
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