* Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.
Core KSAT for the following Work Roles
Facilitates AI adoption by supporting the users of AI-enabled solutions.
Builds the organization’s AI vision and plan and leads policy and doctrine formation including how AI solutions can or will be used.
Educates those involved in the development of AI and conducts assessments on the technical and societal risks across the lifecycle of AI solutions from acquisition or design to deployment and use.
Performs testing, evaluation, verification, and validation on AI solutions to ensure they are developed to be and remain robust, resilient, responsible, secure, and trustworthy; and communicates results and concerns to leadership.
Designs, develops, and modifies AI applications, tools, and/or other solutions to enable successful accomplishment of mission objectives.
Analyzes data/information from one or multiple sources to conduct preparation of the environment, respond to requests for information, and submit intelligence collection and production requirements in support of planning and operations.
Identifies collection authorities and environment; incorporates priority information requirements into collection management; develops concepts to meet leadership’s intent. Determines capabilities of available collection assets, identifies new collection capabilities; and constructs and disseminates collection plans. Monitors execution of tasked collection to ensure effective execution of the collection plan.
Evaluates collection operations and develops effects-based collection requirements strategies using available sources and methods to improve collection. Develops, processes, validates, and coordinates submission of collection requirements. Evaluates performance of collection assets and collection operations.
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).
Manages the Communications Security (COMSEC) resources of an organization (CNSSI No. 4009).
Responsible for device, equipment, and system-level cybersecurity configuration and day-to-day security operations of control systems, including security monitoring and maintenance along with stakeholder coordination to ensure the system and its interconnections are secure in support of mission operations.
Identifies, collects, examines, and preserves evidence using controlled and documented analytical and investigative techniques.
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.
Analyzes digital evidence and investigates computer security incidents to derive useful information in support of system/network vulnerability mitigation.
Investigates, analyzes, and responds to cyber incidents within the network environment or enclave.
Tests, implements, deploys, maintains, and administers the infrastructure hardware and software.
Develops, plans, coordinates, and evaluates cyber training/education courses, methods, and techniques based on instructional needs.
Develops and conducts training or education of personnel within cyber domain.
Develops detailed intelligence plans to satisfy cyber operations requirements. Collaborates with cyber operations planners to identify, validate, and levy requirements for collection and analysis. Participates in targeting selection, validation, synchronization, and execution of cyber actions. Synchronizes intelligence activities to support organization objectives in cyberspace.
Provides legal advice and recommendations on relevant topics related to cyber law.
Develops detailed plans for the conduct or support of the applicable range of cyber operations through collaboration with other planners, operators and/or analysts. Participates in targeting selection, validation, synchronization, and enables integration during the execution of cyber actions.
Develops cyberspace plans, strategy and policy to support and align with organizational cyberspace missions and initiatives.
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.
Analyzes and interprets data from multiple disparate sources and builds visualizations and dashboards to report insights.
Designs a system’s data models, data flow, interfaces, and infrastructure to meet the information requirements of a business or mission.
Holds responsibility for developing, promoting, and overseeing implementation of data as an asset and the establishment and enforcement of data-related strategies, policies, standards, processes, and governance.
Builds, manages, and operationalizes data pipelines.
Uncovers and explains actionable insights from data by combining scientific method, math and statistics, specialized programming, advanced analytics, AI, and storytelling.
Develops and maintains plans, policies, and processes for data management, data governance, security, quality, accessibility, use, and disposal.
Administers databases and/or data management systems that allow for the storage, query, and utilization of data.
Selects/Deploys/Maintains the set of Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) tools and processes used by the development team and/or maintains the deployed software product and ensures observability and security across the lifecycle.
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.
Executes decision-making authorities and establishes vision and direction for an organization’s cyber and cyber-related policies, resources, and/or operations, while maintaining responsibility for risk-related decisions affecting mission success.
Collaborates to identify access and collection gaps that can be satisfied through cyber collection and/or preparation activities. Leverages all authorized resources and analytic techniques to penetrate targeted networks.
Conducts deep-dive investigations on computer-based crimes establishing documentary or physical evidence, to include digital media and logs associated with cyber intrusion incidents.
Designs, develops, tests, and evaluates information system security throughout the systems development lifecycle.
Responsible for the cybersecurity of a program, organization, system, or enclave.
Manages a portfolio of IT capabilities that align with the overall needs of mission and business enterprise priorities.
Conducts evaluations of an IT program or its individual components, to determine compliance with published standards.
Work that involves directly managing information technology projects to provide a unique service or product.
Responsible for the management and administration of processes and tools that enable the organization to identify, document, and access intellectual capital and information content.
Develops assessment plans and measures of performance/effectiveness. Conducts strategic and operational effectiveness assessments as required for cyber events. Determines whether systems performed as expected and provides input to the determination of operational effectiveness.
Applies language and culture expertise with target/threat and technical knowledge to process, analyze, and/or disseminate intelligence information derived from language, voice and/or graphic material. Creates, and maintains language specific databases and working aids to support cyber action execution and ensure critical knowledge sharing. Provides subject matter expertise in foreign language-intensive or interdisciplinary projects.
Plans, implements, and operates network services/systems, to include hardware and virtual environments.
Works to advance cooperation across organizational or national borders between cyber operations partners. Aids the integration of partner cyber teams by providing guidance, resources, and collaboration to develop best practices and facilitate organizational support for achieving objectives in integrated cyber actions.
Develops and oversees privacy compliance program and privacy program staff, supporting privacy compliance needs of privacy and security executives and their teams.
Manages the user interface design portion of the design process of a product.
Manages the development of products including the resource management, product strategy (physical or digital), functional requirements, and releases. Coordinate work done by functions (like software engineers, data scientists, and product designers).
Manages the package of support functions required to field and maintain the readiness and operational capability of systems and components.
Leads, coordinates, communicates, integrates and is accountable for the overall success of the program, ensuring alignment with critical agency priorities.
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.
Analyzes the security of new or existing computer applications, software, or specialized utility programs and provides actionable results.
Designs enterprise and systems security throughout the development lifecycle; translates technology and environmental conditions (e.g., law and regulation) into security designs and processes.
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).
Manages the user experience of a product focused on human factors by making products intuitive and maximizing usability, accessibility, and simplicity.
Executes software planning, requirements, risk management, design, development, architecture, modeling, estimation, configuration management, quality, security, and tests using software development methodologies, architectural structures, viewpoints, styles, design decisions, and frameworks across all lifecycle phases.
Plans, prepares, and performs testing, evaluation, verification, and validation of software to evaluate results against specifications, requirements, and operational need.
Manages and identifies program high-level technical specifications, which may include application design, cloud computing strategy and adoption, and integration of software applications into a functioning system to meet requirements.
Installs, configures, troubleshoots, and maintains hardware, software, and administers system accounts.
Plans, prepares, and executes tests of systems to evaluate results against specifications and requirements as well as analyze/report test results.
Designs, develops, tests, and evaluates information systems throughout the systems development lifecycle.
Consults with customers to evaluate functional requirements and translate functional requirements into technical solutions.
Responsible for analysis and development of systems/software security through the product lifecycle to include integration, testing, operations and maintenance.
Performs target system analysis, builds and/or maintains electronic target folders to include inputs from environment preparation, and/or internal or external intelligence sources. Coordinates with partner target activities and intelligence organizations, and presents candidate targets for vetting and validation.
Conducts advanced analysis of collection and open-source data to ensure target continuity; to profile targets and their activities; and develop techniques to gain more target information. Determines how targets communicate, move, operate and live based on knowledge of target technologies, digital networks and the applications on them.
Provides technical support to customers who need assistance utilizing client level hardware and software in accordance with established or approved organizational process components. (i.e., Master Incident Management Plan, when applicable).
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.
Develops unique cyber indicators to maintain constant awareness of the status of the highly dynamic operating environment. Collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates cyber warning assessments.
Additional KSAT for the following Work Roles
No Work Roles with Additional KSAT 22