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53 (NIST ID: K0037)

Knowledge

Knowledge of the Security Assessment and Authorization process.

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).

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).

System Testing and Evaluation Specialist (Core) 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.

Additional KSAT for the following Work Roles

Enterprise Architect (Additional) 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.

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.