81A

81A (NIST ID: K0332)

Knowledge

Knowledge of network protocols such as TCP/IP, Dynamic Host Configuration, Domain Name System (DNS), and directory services.

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.

Cyber Defense Incident Responder (Core) ID: 531 (NIST ID: PR-IR-001) Category/Specialty Area: Protect & Defend / Incident Response
Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Investigates, analyzes, and responds to cyber incidents within the network environment or enclave.

Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist (Core) ID: 521 (NIST ID: PR-INF-001) Category/Specialty Area: Protect & Defend / Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Tests, implements, deploys, maintains, and administers the infrastructure hardware and software.

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.

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.

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.

Secure Software Assessor (Additional) ID: 622 (NIST ID: SP-DEV-002) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Software Development
Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Analyzes the security of new or existing computer applications, software, or specialized utility programs and provides actionable results.

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.

Software Developer (Additional) ID: 621 (NIST ID: SP-DEV-001) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Software Development
Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Develops, creates, maintains, and writes/codes new (or modifies existing) computer applications, software, or specialized utility programs.

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.

System Testing and Evaluation Specialist (Additional) 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.

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.

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.