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70 (NIST ID: K0049)

Knowledge

Knowledge of information technology (IT) security principles and methods (e.g., firewalls, demilitarized zones, encryption).

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

Cyber Defense Analyst (Core) 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.

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.

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).

Systems Developer (Core) 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 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

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).

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.