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105 (NIST ID: K0070)

Knowledge

Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities (e.g., buffer overflow, mobile code, cross-site scripting, Procedural Language/Structured Query Language [PL/SQL] and injections, race conditions, covert channel, replay, return-oriented attacks, malicious code).

Items denoted by a * are CORE KSATs for every Work Role, while other CORE KSATs vary by Work Role.


Core KSAT for the following Work Roles

Cyber Defense Incident Responder (Core) ID: 531 (NIST ID: PR-IR-001) Category/Specialty Area: Protect & Defend / Incident Response
Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Investigates, analyzes, and responds to cyber incidents within the network environment or enclave.

Secure Software Assessor (Core) ID: 622 (NIST ID: SP-DEV-002) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Software Development
Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Analyzes the security of new or existing computer applications, software, or specialized utility programs and provides actionable results.

Security Control Assessor (Core) ID: 612 (NIST ID: SP-RM-002) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Risk Management
Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Conducts independent comprehensive assessments of the management, operational, and technical security controls and control enhancements employed within or inherited by an information technology (IT) system to determine the overall effectiveness of the controls (as defined in NIST 800-37).

Software Developer (Core) ID: 621 (NIST ID: SP-DEV-001) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Software Development
Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Develops, creates, maintains, and writes/codes new (or modifies existing) computer applications, software, or specialized utility programs.

Vulnerability Assessment Analyst (Core) ID: 541 (NIST ID: PR-VA-001) Category/Specialty Area: Protect & Defend / Vulnerability Assessment & Management
Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Performs assessments of systems and networks within the NE or enclave and identifies where those systems/networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. Measures effectiveness of defense-in-depth architecture against known vulnerabilities.

Additional KSAT for the following Work Roles

Authorizing Official/Designating Representative (Additional) ID: 611 (NIST ID: SP-RM-001) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Risk Management
Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Senior official or executive with the authority to formally assume responsibility for operating an information system at an acceptable level of risk to organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, or reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation (CNSSI 4009).

Cyber Crime Investigator (Additional) ID: 221 (NIST ID: IN-CI-001) Category/Specialty Area: Investigate / Cyber Investigations
Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Legal/Law Enforcement

Identifies, collects, examines, and preserves evidence using controlled and documented analytical and investigative techniques.

Cyber Defense Analyst (Additional) ID: 511 (NIST ID: PR-DA-001) Category/Specialty Area: Protect & Defend / Cyber Defense Analysis
Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Uses data collected from a variety of cyber defense tools (e.g., IDS alerts, firewalls, network traffic logs.) to analyze events that occur within their environments for the purposes of mitigating threats.

Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst (Additional) ID: 212 (NIST ID: IN-FO-002) Category/Specialty Area: Investigate / Digital Forensics
Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Analyzes digital evidence and investigates computer security incidents to derive useful information in support of system/network vulnerability mitigation.

Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner (Additional) ID: 752 (NIST ID: OV-PL-002) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Strategic Planning and Policy
Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Leadership

Develops cyberspace plans, strategy and policy to support and align with organizational cyberspace missions and initiatives.

Cyber Workforce Developer and Manager (Additional) ID: 751 (NIST ID: OV-PL-001) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Strategic Planning and Policy
Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Leadership

Develop cyberspace workforce plans, strategies and guidance to support cyberspace workforce manpower, personnel, training and education requirements and to address changes to cyberspace policy, doctrine, materiel, force structure, and education and training requirements.

Forensics Analyst (Additional) ID: 211 (NIST ID: IN-FO-001) Category/Specialty Area: Investigate / Digital Forensics
Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Legal/Law Enforcement

Conducts deep-dive investigations on computer-based crimes establishing documentary or physical evidence, to include digital media and logs associated with cyber intrusion incidents.

Information Systems Security Manager (Additional) ID: 722 (NIST ID: OV-MG-001) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Cybersecurity Management
Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Responsible for the cybersecurity of a program, organization, system, or enclave.