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NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Work Roles
Information Systems Security ManagerWork Role ID: OV-MGT-001Responsible for the cybersecurity of a program, organization, system, or enclave.Category: Oversee and GovernSpecialty Area: Cybersecurity Management
- A0128: Ability to apply techniques for detecting host and network-based intrusions using intrusion detection technologies.
- A0161: Ability to integrate information security requirements into the acquisition process; using applicable baseline security controls as one of the sources for security requirements; ensuring a robust software quality control process; and establishing multiple sources (e.g., delivery routes, for critical system elements).
- A0170: Ability to identify critical infrastructure systems with information communication technology that were designed without system security considerations.
- 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.
- K0008: Knowledge of applicable business processes and operations of customer organizations.
- K0018: Knowledge of encryption algorithms
- K0021: Knowledge of data backup and recovery.
- K0026: Knowledge of business continuity and disaster recovery continuity of operations plans.
- K0033: Knowledge of host/network access control mechanisms (e.g., access control list, capabilities lists).
- K0038: Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles used to manage risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information or data.
- K0040: Knowledge of vulnerability information dissemination sources (e.g., alerts, advisories, errata, and bulletins).
- K0042: Knowledge of incident response and handling methodologies.
- K0043: Knowledge of industry-standard and organizationally accepted analysis principles and methods.
- K0046: Knowledge of intrusion detection methodologies and techniques for detecting host and network-based intrusions.
- K0048: Knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF) requirements.
- K0053: Knowledge of measures or indicators of system performance and availability.
- K0054: Knowledge of current industry methods for evaluating, implementing, and disseminating information technology (IT) security assessment, monitoring, detection, and remediation tools and procedures utilizing standards-based concepts and capabilities.
- K0058: Knowledge of network traffic analysis methods.
- K0059: Knowledge of new and emerging information technology (IT) and cybersecurity technologies.
- K0061: Knowledge of how traffic flows across the network (e.g., Transmission Control Protocol [TCP] and Internet Protocol [IP], Open System Interconnection Model [OSI], Information Technology Infrastructure Library, current version [ITIL]).
- K0070: Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities (e.g., buffer overflow, mobile code, cross-site scripting, Procedural Language/Structured Query Language [PL/SQL] and injections, race conditions, covert channel, replay, return-oriented attacks, malicious code).
- K0072: Knowledge of resource management principles and techniques.
- K0076: Knowledge of server administration and systems engineering theories, concepts, and methods.
- K0077: Knowledge of server and client operating systems.
- K0087: Knowledge of system software and organizational design standards, policies, and authorized approaches (e.g., International Organization for Standardization [ISO] guidelines) relating to system design.
- K0090: Knowledge of system life cycle management principles, including software security and usability.
- K0092: Knowledge of technology integration processes.
- K0101: Knowledge of the organization’s enterprise information technology (IT) goals and objectives.
- K0106: Knowledge of what constitutes a network attack and a network attack’s relationship to both threats and vulnerabilities.
- K0121: Knowledge of information security program management and project management principles and techniques.
- K0126: Knowledge of Supply Chain Risk Management Practices (NIST SP 800-161)
- K0149: Knowledge of organization's risk tolerance and/or risk management approach.
- K0150: Knowledge of enterprise incident response program, roles, and responsibilities.
- K0151: Knowledge of current and emerging threats/threat vectors.
- K0163: Knowledge of critical information technology (IT) procurement requirements.
- K0167: Knowledge of system administration, network, and operating system hardening techniques.
- K0168: Knowledge of applicable laws, statutes (e.g., in Titles 10, 18, 32, 50 in U.S. Code), Presidential Directives, executive branch guidelines, and/or administrative/criminal legal guidelines and procedures.
- K0169: Knowledge of information technology (IT) supply chain security and supply chain risk management policies, requirements, and procedures.
- K0170: Knowledge of critical infrastructure systems with information communication technology that were designed without system security considerations.
- K0179: Knowledge of network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth).
- K0180: Knowledge of network systems management principles, models, methods (e.g., end-to-end systems performance monitoring), and tools.
- K0199: Knowledge of security architecture concepts and enterprise architecture reference models (e.g., Zachman, Federal Enterprise Architecture [FEA]).
- K0260: Knowledge of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data security standards.
- K0261: Knowledge of Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards.
- K0262: Knowledge of Personal Health Information (PHI) data security standards.
- K0267: Knowledge of laws, policies, procedures, or governance relevant to cybersecurity for critical infrastructures.
- K0287: Knowledge of an organization's information classification program and procedures for information compromise.
- K0332: Knowledge of network protocols such as TCP/IP, Dynamic Host Configuration, Domain Name System (DNS), and directory services.
- K0342: Knowledge of penetration testing principles, tools, and techniques.
- K0622: Knowledge of controls related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of data.
- K0624: Knowledge of Application Security Risks (e.g. Open Web Application Security Project Top 10 list)
- S0018: Skill in creating policies that reflect system security objectives.
- S0027: Skill in determining how a security system should work (including its resilience and dependability capabilities) and how changes in conditions, operations, or the environment will affect these outcomes.
- S0086: Skill in evaluating the trustworthiness of the supplier and/or product.
- T0001: Acquire and manage the necessary resources, including leadership support, financial resources, and key security personnel, to support information technology (IT) security goals and objectives and reduce overall organizational risk.
- T0002: Acquire necessary resources, including financial resources, to conduct an effective enterprise continuity of operations program.
- T0003: Advise senior management (e.g., Chief Information Officer [CIO]) on risk levels and security posture.
- T0004: Advise senior management (e.g., CIO) on cost/benefit analysis of information security programs, policies, processes, systems, and elements.
- T0005: Advise appropriate senior leadership or Authorizing Official of changes affecting the organization's cybersecurity posture.
- T0024: Collect and maintain data needed to meet system cybersecurity reporting.
- T0025: Communicate the value of information technology (IT) security throughout all levels of the organization stakeholders.
- T0044: Collaborate with stakeholders to establish the enterprise continuity of operations program, strategy, and mission assurance.
- T0089: Ensure that security improvement actions are evaluated, validated, and implemented as required.
- T0091: Ensure that cybersecurity inspections, tests, and reviews are coordinated for the network environment.
- T0092: Ensure that cybersecurity requirements are integrated into the continuity planning for that system and/or organization(s).
- T0093: Ensure that protection and detection capabilities are acquired or developed using the IS security engineering approach and are consistent with organization-level cybersecurity architecture.
- T0095: Establish overall enterprise information security architecture (EISA) with the organization's overall security strategy.
- T0097: Evaluate and approve development efforts to ensure that baseline security safeguards are appropriately installed.
- T0099: Evaluate cost/benefit, economic, and risk analysis in decision-making process.
- T0106: Identify alternative information security strategies to address organizational security objective.
- T0115: Identify information technology (IT) security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades.
- T0130: Interface with external organizations (e.g., public affairs, law enforcement, Command or Component Inspector General) to ensure appropriate and accurate dissemination of incident and other Computer Network Defense information.
- T0132: Interpret and/or approve security requirements relative to the capabilities of new information technologies.
- T0133: Interpret patterns of noncompliance to determine their impact on levels of risk and/or overall effectiveness of the enterprise's cybersecurity program.
- T0134: Lead and align information technology (IT) security priorities with the security strategy.
- T0135: Lead and oversee information security budget, staffing, and contracting.
- T0147: Manage the monitoring of information security data sources to maintain organizational situational awareness.
- T0148: Manage the publishing of Computer Network Defense guidance (e.g., TCNOs, Concept of Operations, Net Analyst Reports, NTSM, MTOs) for the enterprise constituency.
- T0149: Manage threat or target analysis of cyber defense information and production of threat information within the enterprise.
- T0151: Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the enterprise's cybersecurity safeguards to ensure that they provide the intended level of protection.
- T0157: Oversee the information security training and awareness program.
- T0158: Participate in an information security risk assessment during the Security Assessment and Authorization process.
- T0159: Participate in the development or modification of the computer environment cybersecurity program plans and requirements.
- T0192: Prepare, distribute, and maintain plans, instructions, guidance, and standard operating procedures concerning the security of network system(s) operations.
- T0199: Provide enterprise cybersecurity and supply chain risk management guidance for development of the Continuity of Operations Plans.
- T0206: Provide leadership and direction to information technology (IT) personnel by ensuring that cybersecurity awareness, basics, literacy, and training are provided to operations personnel commensurate with their responsibilities.
- T0211: Provide system-related input on cybersecurity requirements to be included in statements of work and other appropriate procurement documents.
- T0213: Provide technical documents, incident reports, findings from computer examinations, summaries, and other situational awareness information to higher headquarters.
- T0215: Recognize a possible security violation and take appropriate action to report the incident, as required.
- T0219: Recommend resource allocations required to securely operate and maintain an organization's cybersecurity requirements.
- T0227: Recommend policy and coordinate review and approval.
- T0229: Supervise or manage protective or corrective measures when a cybersecurity incident or vulnerability is discovered.
- T0234: Track audit findings and recommendations to ensure that appropriate mitigation actions are taken.
- T0239: Use federal and organization-specific published documents to manage operations of their computing environment system(s).
- T0248: Promote awareness of security issues among management and ensure sound security principles are reflected in the organization's vision and goals.
- T0254: Oversee policy standards and implementation strategies to ensure procedures and guidelines comply with cybersecurity policies.
- T0255: Participate in Risk Governance process to provide security risks, mitigations, and input on other technical risk.
- T0256: Evaluate the effectiveness of procurement function in addressing information security requirements and supply chain risks through procurement activities and recommend improvements.
- T0263: Identify security requirements specific to an information technology (IT) system in all phases of the system life cycle.
- T0264: Ensure that plans of actions and milestones or remediation plans are in place for vulnerabilities identified during risk assessments, audits, inspections, etc.
- T0265: Assure successful implementation and functionality of security requirements and appropriate information technology (IT) policies and procedures that are consistent with the organization's mission and goals.
- T0275: Support necessary compliance activities (e.g., ensure that system security configuration guidelines are followed, compliance monitoring occurs).
- T0276: Participate in the acquisition process as necessary, following appropriate supply chain risk management practices.
- T0277: Ensure that all acquisitions, procurements, and outsourcing efforts address information security requirements consistent with organization goals.
- T0280: Continuously validate the organization against policies/guidelines/procedures/regulations/laws to ensure compliance.
- T0281: Forecast ongoing service demands and ensure that security assumptions are reviewed as necessary.
- T0282: Define and/or implement policies and procedures to ensure protection of critical infrastructure as appropriate.