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27 (NIST ID: K0019)

Knowledge

Knowledge of cryptography and cryptographic key management concepts.

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

No Work Roles with Core KSAT 27

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 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.

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.

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.

Security Control Assessor (Additional) 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).

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.

Vulnerability Assessment Analyst (Additional) 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.