Cyber Workforce Development Program

Georgia Southern Cyber Workforce Development Program

Georgia Southern’s Center for Applied Cyber Education (CACE) has partnered with The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to further enhance our focus on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. The mission of CACE and NICE is to energize and promote a robust network and an ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. Securing, protecting and defending our nation’s cybersecurity data and infrastructure requires a responsive, extensive, and highly trained workforce.

CACE has established the Georgia Southern Cyber Workforce Development Program to help enhance the Cyber Academic Degree Offerings already available. The GSCWDP is intended to help develop the national cyber workforce as defined in the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF) through the offering of industry certifications to allow Georgia Southern cyber program students, workers seeking a career change or enhancement in skills, and industry partners seeking to train their workforce to further build towards an increased population of Cyber Workforce Professionals. Industry certifications that increase skills in risk management, digital forensics, penetration testing, and disaster recovery are but a few in the ever-growing program. We have established partnerships with industry certification providers to allow us to provide for ever-increasing skill development for those in need. Download our Cyber Workforce Development Catalog for a list of all Cyber Technical Skills programs we offer in addition to academics.

Georgia Southern Cybersecurity Workforce Framework is adapted from the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce.

CACE Framework

As a designated Mile2 Cyber Security Training Academy, CACE offers the following self-study cyber workforce vendor-neutral industry certifications that can be done online.

Career Role Fundamental Foundational Specialized Advanced
Pen Testing HackingCertfied Vulnerability AssessorCertified Professional Ethical HackerCertified Penetration Testing EngineerCertified Penetration Testing Consultant
ForensicsCertified Security Principles+Certified Digital Forensics ExaminerNACertified Network Forensics Examiner
Incident HandlingCertified Security Principles+Certified Information Systems Security OfficerCertified Incident Handling EngineerNA
Disaster RecoveryCertified Security Principles+Certified Information Systems Security OfficerCertified Disaster Recovery Engineer NA
Risk ManagementCertified Information Systems Security ManagerCertified Information Systems Risk Manager NAInformation Systems Certification and Accreditation Professional
Healthcare Systems SecurityCertified Security Principles+Certified Information Systems Security OfficerCertified Healthcare Information Systems Security PractitionerNA
Application and Secure CodeCertified Security Principles+Certified Information Systems Security OfficerCertified Secure Web Application EngineerNA
Cloud SecurityCertified Virtualization and Cloud PrinciplesCertified Virtualization EngineerCertified Cloud Security OfficerNA
AuditingCertified Security Principles+Certified Information Systems Security OfficerCertified Information Security Management Systems Lead Auditor
Certified Information Security Management Systems Lead Implementer
Certified Information Systems Security Auditor
IS Management
Leadership
Certified Security Principles+Certified Information Systems Security OfficerIS Top 20 ControlsCertified Security Leadership Officer

Last updated: 4/4/2018

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