But recently, you may have heard about the newer 8140 that replaces the 8570.1-M, along with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (N.I.C.E.) and all these standards could be getting confusing. Well, 327 Solutions is here to help you out.
For one, 8570.1-M has officially, at least by signature, been replaced by the newer 8140 standard. So, why do we continue to hear so much about 8570.1-M? Glad you asked! In essence, the 8140 standard is approved, but the manual for 8140 is in the works. Basically, we are moving on, but holding back until the new manual is ready, which could take a few years. As for N.I.C.E., this is a framework independent of the 8570.1-M or 8140, although the focus is to be in alignment with these standards while pulling together government, academia and the private sector.
So, what does this all mean for the DoD, active military, civilian or military contractor? Not much as really changed, yet. We are still working off the old and active 8570.1-M but are ready for a move to 8140 when need be. A for N.I.C.E., their mission continues to "energize and promote a robust network and an ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development".
Still doesn't make sense? Well, you can give us a call anytime. 327 Solutions looks forward to the discussion.