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25 (NIST ID: K0018)

Knowledge

Knowledge of encryption algorithms (e.g., Internet Protocol Security [IPSEC], Advanced Encryption Standard [AES], Generic Routing Encapsulation [GRE], Internet Key Exchange [IKE], Message Digest Algorithm [MD5], Secure Hash Algorithm [SHA], Triple Data Encryption Standard [3DES]).

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

COMSEC Manager (Core) ID: 723 (NIST ID: OV-MG-002) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Cybersecurity Management
Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Manages the Communications Security (COMSEC) resources of an organization (CNSSI No. 4009).

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.

Systems Security Analyst (Core) 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.

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.

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.

Security Architect (Additional) ID: 652 (NIST ID: SP-ARC-002) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Systems Architecture
Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Designs enterprise and systems security throughout the development lifecycle; translates technology and environmental conditions (e.g., law and regulation) into security designs and processes.

Systems Developer (Additional) ID: 632 (NIST ID: SP-SYS-002) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Systems Development
Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

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

Systems Requirements Planner (Additional) ID: 641 (NIST ID: SP-RP-001) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Systems Requirements Planning
Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Consults with customers to evaluate functional requirements and translate functional requirements into technical solutions.