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88 (NIST ID: K0059)

Knowledge

Knowledge of new and emerging information technology (IT) and cybersecurity technologies.

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).

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 Instructor (Core) ID: 712 (NIST ID: OV-ED-002) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Training, Education, and Awareness
Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Training and Education

Develops and conducts training or education of personnel within cyber domain.

IT Project Manager (Core) ID: 802 (NIST ID: OV-PM-002) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Acquisition and Program/Project Management
Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Acquisition

Work that involves directly managing information technology projects to provide a unique service or product.

Research & Development Specialist (Core) 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.

Additional KSAT for the following Work Roles

Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer (Additional) ID: 711 (NIST ID: OV-ED-001) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Training, Education, and Awareness
Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Training and Education

Develops, plans, coordinates, and evaluates cyber training/education courses, methods, and techniques based on instructional needs.

Cyber Legal Advisor (Additional) ID: 731 (NIST ID: OV-LG-001) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Legal Advice and Advocacy
Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Legal/Law Enforcement

Provides legal advice and recommendations on relevant topics related to cyber law.

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.

Product Support Manager (Additional) ID: 803 (NIST ID: OV-PM-003) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Acquisition and Program/Project Management
Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Acquisition

Manages the package of support functions required to field and maintain the readiness and operational capability of systems and components.

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.