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September 2022 - SFIA update

September 2022 - SFIA update

Webinar recordings and slides | Behavioral factors | SFIA plans | National initiatives | Translations

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  1. Webinars
  2. Future SFIA strategic planning workshop
  3. Behavioural factors in SFIA
  4. SFIA 8 translations
  5. US based National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)
  6. Kuwait Vision 2035


Australian Public Service (APS)

  • Thanks to Grant Nicholson for a wide-ranging and informative webinar
  • The topic was Developing Digital and Data Skills and Competencies 
  • The webinar attracted a lot of interest and stimulated lots of questions and comments at the live events
  • We had more than 600 registrants from 50 countries 
  • The webinar recording is here along with the slides and the topics/questions which were discussed on the webinar. 

University of South Florida

The next webinar in our SFIA user story series is from Lani Boothman-Carpenter Associate Director of Resource Management, University of South Florida

  • The webinar is planned for early November.
  • Full details will follow in October
  • Everyone on the SFIA Foundation mailing list will receive an invitation to register for the webinar.

Future SFIA strategic planning workshop

  • In the webinar - Grant referred to a recent open workshop that the APS facilitated.
  • The workshop looked at priority development opportunities for the next version of SFIA and also for the wider SFIA eco-system.
  • Please get in touch if you would like to take part in a similar workshop
  • We are planning to run these in different time zones
  • The workshops may take a broad look at SFIA (like Grant's) or be more specific e.g. focused in your area of interest. e.g.
    • specific professional areas (such as cyber security, business analysis, software engineering)
    • use cases for SFIA (such as skills profiles, assessment, certification, recruitment, career pathing)

Behavioural Factors

  • We are looking for people to help review the work we have been doing on behavioural factors
  • The workshops will review the work done for SFIA 8, the behavioural factors glossary and guidance created for using behavioural factors in support of role profiling, assessment, recruitment
  • We are looking for a range of SFIA users to join in...
    • new SFIA users and experienced SFIA users
    • operational SFIA practitioners
    • SFIA service providers
    • framework architects and designers
  • This will need some planning. At this stage we are looking to understand the level of interest in this topic. Please complete the short form.

SFIA 8 translations

  • The Canadian-French translation of SFIA 8 is now available which means SFIA 8 is available in 11 languages. Thanks to all parties involved in developing and reviewing all of our translations.
  • We have also partial translations in Dutch and Brazilian Portuguese

We welcome interest in additional translations of SFIA content. All translations must be completed under SFIA licensing agreements. The SFIA Foundation provides translation tools to create high quality translations in a range of formats. Translations that are not listed on the SFIA website are unofficial and unlicensed.

US-based National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

  • The NICE Program Office has submitted a report "Measuring Cybersecurity Workforce Capabilities: Defining a Proficiency Scale for the NICE Framework" to Congress
  • The NICE Program Office team write insightful and readable reports and the SFIA Foundation is pleased to have collaborated with them in their research in this area
  • The report focuses on understanding proficiency scales and how they can be used with the NICE Framework to measure a cybersecurity workforce capability.
  • Please take some time to read the report which reviews SFIA and other models
  • The SFIA references are on pages 12/13 and one of their recommendations (page 15) is to...
    • "Establish a workplace-focused NICE Framework proficiency scale that is modeled after the SFIA Levels of Responsibility and incorporates criteria of supervision, complexity, professional skills, knowledge, and influence, to be applied to Competency Areas and Work Roles; and develop a plan to communicate the scale and its application to the NICE Framework to the community of stakeholders"

Kuwait Vision 2035

  • the Central Agency for Information Technology organized a workshop entitled "Introducing the Skills Framework for the Information Age SFIA",
  • more than 30 leaders and specialists from government agencies discussed the importance of implementing a national framework for managing digital skills including job descriptions for IT jobs

Peter Leather

SFIA Updates Manager