NIST Releases Roadmap to Creating Partnerships to Build the Cybersecurity Workforce, NISTIR 8287


The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is pleased to announce the NIST Internal Report (NISTIR) 8287: A Roadmap for Successful Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Build the Cybersecurity Workforce.

In September 2016, five pilot programs were awarded funding to take a regional approach to solving the national cybersecurity workforce challenge. NISTIR 8287 provides a summary of the five programs and outlines a roadmap for building similar programs based on the best practices found and lessons learned.

The roadmap for successful alliances to build the cybersecurity workforce requires four primary components:

  1. establishing program goals and metrics,
  2. developing strategies and tactics,
  3. measuring impact and results, and
  4. sustaining the effort.

Each section of the roadmap provides specific examples and activities that the pilot programs found to be successful and repeatable in other efforts.