News | Oct. 28, 2015

The Road to an Optimal Cybersecurity Workforce

Infographic Description:

Necessary Drivers

  • High priority area for the Intelligence Community
  • Highly skilled, cyber-savvy
  • Diverse Workforce

Possible Roadblocks

  • Growth, variety and complexity of cybersecurity attacks
  • Strong competition for cyber talent
  • Need for advanced tools
  • Lack of standard definition of "cybersecurity professional"

Current Directions

  • Intelligence Community Directive 610 to define competency and tradecraft proficiency
  • Intelligence Community Directive 652 to outline occupational structure and work categories
  • Information and knowledge sharing responsibility