1072

1072 (NIST ID: K0179)

Knowledge

Knowledge of network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth).

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

Authorizing Official/Designating Representative (Core) 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 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.

Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist (Core) ID: 521 (NIST ID: PR-INF-001) Category/Specialty Area: Protect & Defend / Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Tests, implements, deploys, maintains, and administers the infrastructure hardware and software.

Enterprise Architect (Core) ID: 651 (NIST ID: SP-ARC-001) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Systems Architecture
Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Develops and maintains business, systems, and information processes to support enterprise mission needs; develops information technology (IT) rules and requirements that describe baseline and target architectures.

Information Systems Security Developer (Core) ID: 631 (NIST ID: SP-SYS-001) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Systems Development
Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Designs, develops, tests, and evaluates information system security throughout the systems development lifecycle.

Information Systems Security Manager (Core) 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.

Network Operations Specialist (Core) ID: 441 (NIST ID: OM-NET-001) Category/Specialty Area: Operate & Maintain / Network Services
Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Plans, implements, and operates network services/systems, to include hardware and virtual environments.

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

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.

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.

Research & Development Specialist (Additional) ID: 661 (NIST ID: SP-RD-001) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Technology R&D
Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Conducts software and systems engineering and software systems research in order to develop new capabilities, ensuring cybersecurity is fully integrated. Conducts comprehensive technology research to evaluate potential vulnerabilities in cyberspace systems.

Secure Software Assessor (Additional) 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.

System Administrator (Additional) ID: 451 (NIST ID: OM-SA-001) Category/Specialty Area: Operate & Maintain / Systems Administration
Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Installs, configures, troubleshoots, and maintains hardware, software, and administers system accounts.

System Testing and Evaluation Specialist (Additional) ID: 671 (NIST ID: SP-TE-001) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Test and Evaluation
Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Plans, prepares, and executes tests of systems to evaluate results against specifications and requirements as well as analyze/report test results.

Systems Security Analyst (Additional) ID: 461 (NIST ID: OM-AN-001) Category/Specialty Area: Operate & Maintain / Systems Analysis
Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Responsible for the analysis and development of the integration, testing, operations, and maintenance of systems security.