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NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Work Roles
All-Source AnalystWork Role ID: AN-ASA-001Analyzes data/information from one or multiple sources to conduct preparation of the environment, respond to requests for information, and submit intelligence collection and production requirements in support of planning and operations.Category: AnalyzeSpecialty Area: All-Source Analysis
- A0013: Ability to communicate complex information, concepts, or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner through verbal, written, and/or visual means.
- A0066: Ability to accurately and completely source all data used in intelligence, assessment and/or planning products.
- A0072: Ability to clearly articulate intelligence requirements into well-formulated research questions and data tracking variables for inquiry tracking purposes.
- A0080: Ability to develop or recommend analytic approaches or solutions to problems and situations for which information is incomplete or for which no precedent exists.
- A0082: Ability to effectively collaborate via virtual teams.
- A0083: Ability to evaluate information for reliability, validity, and relevance.
- A0084: Ability to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize large quantities of data (which may be fragmented and contradictory) into high quality, fused targeting/intelligence products.
- A0085: Ability to exercise judgment when policies are not well-defined.
- A0087: Ability to focus research efforts to meet the customer’s decision-making needs.
- A0088: Ability to function effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
- A0089: Ability to function in a collaborative environment, seeking continuous consultation with other analysts and experts—both internal and external to the organization—to leverage analytical and technical expertise.
- A0091: Ability to identify intelligence gaps.
- A0101: Ability to recognize and mitigate cognitive biases which may affect analysis.
- A0102: Ability to recognize and mitigate deception in reporting and analysis.
- A0106: Ability to think critically.
- A0107: Ability to think like threat actors.
- A0108: Ability to understand objectives and effects.
- A0109: Ability to utilize multiple intelligence sources across all intelligence disciplines.
- K0001: Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.
- K0002: Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
- K0003: Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy.
- K0004: Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles.
- K0005: Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
- K0006: Knowledge of specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses.
- K0036: Knowledge of human-computer interaction principles.
- K0058: Knowledge of network traffic analysis methods.
- K0108: Knowledge of concepts, terminology, and operations of a wide range of communications media (computer and telephone networks, satellite, fiber, wireless).
- K0109: Knowledge of physical computer components and architectures, including the functions of various components and peripherals (e.g., CPUs, Network Interface Cards, data storage).
- K0177: Knowledge of cyber attack stages (e.g., reconnaissance, scanning, enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges, maintaining access, network exploitation, covering tracks).
- K0221: Knowledge of OSI model and underlying network protocols (e.g., TCP/IP).
- K0349: Knowledge of website types, administration, functions, and content management system (CMS).
- K0357: Knowledge of analytical constructs and their use in assessing the operational environment.
- K0362: Knowledge of attack methods and techniques (DDoS, brute force, spoofing, etc.).
- K0377: Knowledge of classification and control markings standards, policies and procedures.
- K0392: Knowledge of common computer/network infections (virus, Trojan, etc.) and methods of infection (ports, attachments, etc.).
- K0395: Knowledge of computer networking fundamentals (i.e., basic computer components of a network, types of networks, etc.).
- K0405: Knowledge of current computer-based intrusion sets.
- K0409: Knowledge of cyber intelligence/information collection capabilities and repositories.
- K0410: Knowledge of cyber laws and their effect on Cyber planning.
- K0427: Knowledge of encryption algorithms and cyber capabilities/tools (e.g., SSL, PGP).
- K0431: Knowledge of evolving/emerging communications technologies.
- K0436: Knowledge of fundamental cyber operations concepts, terminology/lexicon (i.e., environment preparation, cyber-attack, cyber defense), principles, capabilities, limitations, and effects.
- K0437: Knowledge of general Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system components.
- K0440: Knowledge of host-based security products and how those products affect exploitation and reduce vulnerability.
- K0444: Knowledge of how Internet applications work (SMTP email, web-based email, chat clients, VOIP).
- K0445: Knowledge of how modern digital and telephony networks impact cyber operations.
- K0446: Knowledge of how modern wireless communications systems impact cyber operations.
- K0449: Knowledge of how to extract, analyze, and use metadata.
- K0457: Knowledge of intelligence confidence levels.
- K0458: Knowledge of intelligence disciplines.
- K0460: Knowledge of intelligence preparation of the environment and similar processes.
- K0464: Knowledge of intelligence support to planning, execution, and assessment.
- K0465: Knowledge of internal and external partner cyber operations capabilities and tools.
- K0469: Knowledge of internal tactics to anticipate and/or emulate threat capabilities and actions.
- K0471: Knowledge of Internet network addressing (IP addresses, classless inter-domain routing, TCP/UDP port numbering).
- K0480: Knowledge of malware.
- K0507: Knowledge of organization or partner exploitation of digital networks.
- K0511: Knowledge of organizational hierarchy and cyber decision-making processes.
- K0516: Knowledge of physical and logical network devices and infrastructure to include hubs, switches, routers, firewalls, etc.
- K0533: Knowledge of specific target identifiers, and their usage.
- K0542: Knowledge of target development (i.e., concepts, roles, responsibilities, products, etc.).
- K0549: Knowledge of target vetting and validation procedures.
- K0551: Knowledge of targeting cycles.
- K0556: Knowledge of telecommunications fundamentals.
- K0560: Knowledge of the basic structure, architecture, and design of modern communication networks.
- K0561: Knowledge of the basics of network security (e.g., encryption, firewalls, authentication, honey pots, perimeter protection).
- K0565: Knowledge of the common networking and routing protocols (e.g. TCP/IP), services (e.g., web, mail, DNS), and how they interact to provide network communications.
- K0577: Knowledge of the intelligence frameworks, processes, and related systems.
- K0598: Knowledge of the structure and intent of organization specific plans, guidance and authorizations.
- K0603: Knowledge of the ways in which targets or threats use the Internet.
- K0604: Knowledge of threat and/or target systems.
- K0610: Knowledge of virtualization products (VMware, Virtual PC).
- K0612: Knowledge of what constitutes a “threat” to a network.
- K0614: Knowledge of wireless technologies (e.g., cellular, satellite, GSM) to include the basic structure, architecture, and design of modern wireless communications systems.
- S0189: Skill in assessing and/or estimating effects generated during and after cyber operations.
- S0194: Skill in conducting non-attributable research.
- S0203: Skill in defining and characterizing all pertinent aspects of the operational environment.
- S0211: Skill in developing or recommending analytic approaches or solutions to problems and situations for which information is incomplete or for which no precedent exists.
- S0218: Skill in evaluating information for reliability, validity, and relevance.
- S0227: Skill in identifying alternative analytical interpretations to minimize unanticipated outcomes.
- S0229: Skill in identifying cyber threats which may jeopardize organization and/or partner interests.
- S0249: Skill in preparing and presenting briefings.
- S0254: Skill in providing analysis to aid writing phased after action reports.
- S0256: Skill in providing understanding of target or threat systems through the identification and link analysis of physical, functional, or behavioral relationships.
- S0278: Skill in tailoring analysis to the necessary levels (e.g., classification and organizational).
- S0285: Skill in using Boolean operators to construct simple and complex queries.
- S0288: Skill in using multiple analytic tools, databases, and techniques (e.g., Analyst’s Notebook, A-Space, Anchory, M3, divergent/convergent thinking, link charts, matrices, etc.).
- S0289: Skill in using multiple search engines (e.g., Google, Yahoo, LexisNexis, DataStar) and tools in conducting open-source searches.
- S0296: Skill in utilizing feedback to improve processes, products, and services.
- S0297: Skill in utilizing virtual collaborative workspaces and/or tools (e.g., IWS, VTCs, chat rooms, SharePoint).
- S0303: Skill in writing, reviewing and editing cyber-related Intelligence/assessment products from multiple sources.
- S0360: Skill to analyze and assess internal and external partner cyber operations capabilities and tools.
- T0167: Perform file signature analysis.
- T0172: Perform real-time forensic analysis (e.g., using Helix in conjunction with LiveView).
- T0569: Answer requests for information.
- T0582: Provide expertise to course of action development.
- T0583: Provide subject matter expertise to the development of a common operational picture.
- T0584: Maintain a common intelligence picture.
- T0585: Provide subject matter expertise to the development of cyber operations specific indicators.
- T0586: Assist in the coordination, validation, and management of all-source collection requirements, plans, and/or activities.
- T0589: Assist in the identification of intelligence collection shortfalls.
- T0593: Brief threat and/or target current situations.
- T0597: Collaborate with intelligence analysts/targeting organizations involved in related areas.
- T0615: Conduct in-depth research and analysis.
- T0617: Conduct nodal analysis.
- T0642: Maintain awareness of internal and external cyber organization structures, strengths, and employments of staffing and technology.
- T0660: Develop information requirements necessary for answering priority information requests.
- T0678: Engage customers to understand customers' intelligence needs and wants.
- T0685: Evaluate threat decision-making processes.
- T0686: Identify threat vulnerabilities.
- T0687: Identify threats to Blue Force vulnerabilities.
- T0707: Generate requests for information.
- T0708: Identify threat tactics, and methodologies.
- T0710: Identify and evaluate threat critical capabilities, requirements, and vulnerabilities.
- T0713: Identify and submit intelligence requirements for the purposes of designating priority information requirements.
- T0718: Identify intelligence gaps and shortfalls.
- T0748: Monitor and report changes in threat dispositions, activities, tactics, capabilities, objectives, etc. as related to designated cyber operations warning problem sets.
- T0749: Monitor and report on validated threat activities.
- T0751: Monitor open source websites for hostile content directed towards organizational or partner interests.
- T0752: Monitor operational environment and report on adversarial activities which fulfill leadership's priority information requirements.
- T0758: Produce timely, fused, all-source cyber operations intelligence and/or indications and warnings intelligence products (e.g., threat assessments, briefings, intelligence studies, country studies).
- T0761: Provide subject-matter expertise and support to planning/developmental forums and working groups as appropriate.
- T0771: Provide subject matter expertise to website characterizations.
- T0782: Provide analyses and support for effectiveness assessment.
- T0783: Provide current intelligence support to critical internal/external stakeholders as appropriate.
- T0785: Provide evaluation and feedback necessary for improving intelligence production, intelligence reporting, collection requirements, and operations.
- T0786: Provide information and assessments for the purposes of informing leadership and customers; developing and refining objectives; supporting operation planning and execution; and assessing the effects of operations.
- T0788: Provide input and assist in post-action effectiveness assessments.
- T0789: Provide input and assist in the development of plans and guidance.
- T0792: Provide intelligence analysis and support to designated exercises, planning activities, and time sensitive operations.
- T0797: Provide target recommendations which meet leadership objectives.
- T0800: Provide timely notice of imminent or hostile intentions or activities which may impact organization objectives, resources, or capabilities.
- T0805: Report intelligence-derived significant network events and intrusions.
- T0834: Work closely with planners, intelligence analysts, and collection managers to ensure intelligence requirements and collection plans are accurate and up-to-date.