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IT Security Essential Body of Knowledge: Federal Register Notice Request for Comments

A Federal Register Notice has been published for the Department of Homeland Security's "Information Technology (IT) Security Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK): A Competency and Functional Framework for IT Security Workforce Development." The deadline for comments is December 7, 2007.

According to the Notice:

The EBK is not an additional set of DHS guidelines, and it is not intended to represent a standard, directive, or policy by DHS. Instead, it further clarifies key IT security terms and concepts for well-defined competencies, identifies notional security roles, defines four primary functional perspectives, and establishes an IT Security Role, Competency, and Functional Matrix.

More information, including a downloadable version of the IT Security EBK, is available at

There will be a briefing for the higher education sector with Brenda Oldfield from DHS as part of an EDUCAUSE Live on November 14, 2007, at 1 p.m.


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