NIST CyberSecurity Framework

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IBEX IT Business Experts, an Award Winning 8(a) and WOSB has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security to implement the Workforce Framework.

The NIST Cybersecurity Workforce Framework is the foundation for increasing the size and capability of the US cybersecurity workforce.   Go to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS™) portal ( to learn how you can use the Workforce Framework. There, you’ll find an interactive version of the Workforce Framework and other helpful resources.

Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, directed NIST to work with stakeholders to develop a voluntary framework for reducing cyber risks to critical infrastructure.

Find a fulfilling career in the growing field of cybersecurity!Would you like to have a career with tremendous development opportunities in a rapidly growing field that also helps protect the nation? Become a cybersecurity professional!There are thousands of cybersecurity jobs across the country, so opportunity abounds! The field will grow 22% by 2020 and salaries are highly competitive Salaries can range between $70,000 - $118,000 and up.

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You could be a software analyst, architect, developer, engineer, investigator, researcher, programmer, operator, or executive. Usually, cybersecurity careers require some higher education, and continuous learning throughout your career (hackers never stop learning new tricks, so you shouldn’t either!).As a cybersecurity professional, you might…
▪    Create and shape organizations’ digital strategies.
▪  Ethically hack computer systems and networks to determine weak spots.
▪  Manage databases that store essential and secret information.
▪   Design secure software that runs on mobile devices and computers around the world.
▪  Evaluate and manage the acquisition of secure hardware.See which cybersecurity specialties appeal to you by exploring the National



Cybersecurity Workforce Framework ( It provides a common language to describe cybersecurity work across the nation.Contact us for guidance on starting a career, resources to find jobs, and tools to stay current with today’s fast paced cybersecurity specialties. Find career opportunities at DHS and other organizations by exploring the Careers section of NICCS (

Here are some tips for a successful cybersecurity job search:

  • Know cybersecurity terminology. The NICCS glossary ( will help you learn terminology which may appear in job descriptions.Identify where to find a job. The NICCS Careers portal ( provides links to job search websites that are pre-filtered to display cybersecurity jobs.
  • Research salary ranges. Cybersecurity salaries can range between $70,000 - $118,000 and up.
  • Recognize diverse career opportunities. Cybersecurity professionals work across sectors, from finance to health care, performing a range of functions.

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What is DoDD 8570?

The Government DOD 8570.01 Directive requires that existing and new Employees meet the requirements below.

IBEX will help you to get current employees compliant and assist you in hiring employees that are already compliant.Department of Defense Directive 8570 (DoDD 8570) provides guidance and procedures for the training, certification, and management of all government employees who conduct Information Assurance functions in assigned duty positions. These individuals are required to carry an approved certification for their particular job classification.


Who is affected by DoDD 8570?

Any full or part-time military service member, contractor, or local nationals with privileged access to a DoD information system performing information assurance (security) functions -- regardless of job or occupational series.

  • Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Military Departments
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Combatant Commands
  • Office of the Inspector General of the DoD
  • Defense Agencies
  • DoD Field Activities
  • All other organizational entities in the DoD

Information Assurance Management (IAM) Category Non-Technical Management/Administration of Computing Environment (CE) and Network Environment (NE)

  • IAM positions that also perform IAT functions must meet both IAT & IAM requirements
  • All contract, continuing certification, continuing education requirements listed in IAT section are applicable IAM does NOT require CE – Operating System, etc. certifications
  • IAM Level I – 0-5 years management experience
  • IAM Level II – At least 5 years management experience
  • IAM Level III – Usually has at least 10 years of management experience

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Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Category Technical “hands on” with assigned CE & NE, Level III also focuses on the Enclave level environment. Requires CE certification

  • IAT Level I – 0-4 years experienceCertificationsGraphic
  • IAT Level II – 3-7 years in IA technology or related area
  • IAT Level III – Main focus on enclave environment and have at least 7+ years of experience Personnel assigned IAM positions must be issued and retain an appointing letter to their IA duties, COTR maintains for contractors

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  • Our programs will help you meet your Compliance Requirements. 
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