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NICE A0001 Ability to identify systemic security issues based on the analysis of vulnerability and configuration data. Show
NICE A0002 Ability to match the appropriate knowledge repository technology for a given application or environment. Show
NICE A0003 Ability to determine the validity of technology trend data. Show
NICE A0004 Ability to develop curriculum that speaks to the topic at the appropriate level for the target audience. Show
NICE A0005 Ability to decrypt digital data collections. Show
NICE A0006 Ability to prepare and deliver education and awareness briefings to ensure that systems, network, and data users are aware of and adhere to systems security policies and procedures. Show
NICE A0007 Ability to tailor code analysis for application-specific concerns. Show
NICE A0008 Ability to apply the methods, standards, and approaches for describing, analyzing, and documenting an organization's enterprise information technology (IT) architecture (e.g., Open Group Architecture Framework [TOGAF], Department of Defense Architecture Framework [DoDAF], Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework [FEAF]). Show
NICE A0009 Ability to apply supply chain risk management standards. Show
NICE A0010 Ability to analyze malware. Show
NICE A0011 Ability to answer questions in a clear and concise manner. Show
NICE A0012 Ability to ask clarifying questions. Show
NICE A0013 Ability to communicate complex information, concepts, or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner through verbal, written, and/or visual means. Show
NICE A0014 Ability to communicate effectively when writing. Show
NICE A0015 Ability to conduct vulnerability scans and recognize vulnerabilities in security systems. Show
NICE A0016 Ability to facilitate small group discussions. Show
NICE A0017 Ability to gauge learner understanding and knowledge level. Show
NICE A0018 Ability to prepare and present briefings. Show
NICE A0019 Ability to produce technical documentation. Show
NICE A0020 Ability to provide effective feedback to students for improving learning. Show
NICE A0021 Ability to use and understand complex mathematical concepts (e.g., discrete math). Show
NICE A0022 Ability to apply principles of adult learning. Show
NICE A0023 Ability to design valid and reliable assessments. Show
NICE A0024 Ability to develop clear directions and instructional materials. Show
NICE A0025 Ability to accurately define incidents, problems, and events in the trouble ticketing system. Show
NICE A0026 Ability to analyze test data. Show
NICE A0027 Ability to apply an organization's goals and objectives to develop and maintain architecture. Show
NICE A0028 Ability to assess and forecast manpower requirements to meet organizational objectives. Show
NICE A0029 Ability to build complex data structures and high-level programming languages. Show
NICE A0030 Ability to collect, verify, and validate test data. Show
NICE A0031 Ability to conduct and implement market research to understand government and industry capabilities and appropriate pricing. Show
NICE A0032 Ability to develop curriculum for use within a virtual environment. Show
NICE A0033 Ability to develop policy, plans, and strategy in compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and standards in support of organizational cyber activities. Show
NICE A0034 Ability to develop, update, and/or maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs). Show
NICE A0035 Ability to dissect a problem and examine the interrelationships between data that may appear unrelated. Show
NICE A0036 Ability to identify basic common coding flaws at a high level. Show
NICE A0037 Ability to leverage best practices and lessons learned of external organizations and academic institutions dealing with cyber issues. Show
NICE A0038 Ability to optimize systems to meet enterprise performance requirements. Show
NICE A0039 Ability to oversee the development and update of the life cycle cost estimate. Show
NICE A0040 Ability to translate data and test results into evaluative conclusions. Show
NICE A0041 Ability to use data visualization tools (e.g., Flare, HighCharts, AmCharts, D3.js, Processing, Google Visualization API, Tableau, Raphael.js). Show
NICE A0042 Ability to develop career path opportunities. Show
NICE A0043 Ability to conduct forensic analyses in and for both Windows and Unix/Linux environments. Show
NICE A0044 Ability to apply programming language structures (e.g., source code review) and logic. Show
NICE A0045 Ability to evaluate/ensure the trustworthiness of the supplier and/or product. Show
NICE A0046 Ability to monitor and assess the potential impact of emerging technologies on laws, regulations, and/or policies. Show
NICE A0047 Ability to develop secure software according to secure software deployment methodologies, tools, and practices. Show
NICE A0048 Ability to apply network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth). Show
NICE A0049 Ability to apply secure system design tools, methods and techniques. Show
NICE A0050 Ability to apply system design tools, methods, and techniques, including automated systems analysis and design tools. Show
NICE A0051 Ability to execute technology integration processes. Show
NICE A0052 Ability to operate network equipment including hubs, routers, switches, bridges, servers, transmission media, and related hardware. Show
NICE A0053 Ability to determine the validity of workforce trend data. Show
NICE A0054 Ability to apply the Instructional System Design (ISD) methodology. Show
NICE A0055 Ability to operate common network tools (e.g., ping, traceroute, nslookup). Show
NICE A0056 Ability to ensure security practices are followed throughout the acquisition process. Show
NICE A0057 Ability to tailor curriculum that speaks to the topic at the appropriate level for the target audience. Show
NICE A0058 Ability to execute OS command line (e.g., ipconfig, netstat, dir, nbtstat). Show
NICE A0059 Ability to operate the organization's LAN/WAN pathways. Show
NICE A0060 Ability to build architectures and frameworks. Show
NICE A0061 Ability to design architectures and frameworks. Show
NICE A0062 Ability to monitor measures or indicators of system performance and availability. Show
NICE A0063 Ability to operate different electronic communication systems and methods (e.g., e-mail, VOIP, IM, web forums, Direct Video Broadcasts). Show
NICE A0064 Ability to interpret and translate customer requirements into operational capabilities. Show
NICE A0065 Ability to monitor traffic flows across the network. Show
NICE A0066 Ability to accurately and completely source all data used in intelligence, assessment and/or planning products. Show
NICE A0067 Ability to adjust to and operate in a diverse, unpredictable, challenging, and fast-paced work environment. Show
NICE A0068 Ability to apply approved planning development and staffing processes. Show
NICE A0069 Ability to apply collaborative skills and strategies. Show
NICE A0070 Ability to apply critical reading/thinking skills. Show
NICE A0071 Ability to apply language and cultural expertise to analysis. Show
NICE A0072 Ability to clearly articulate intelligence requirements into well-formulated research questions and data tracking variables for inquiry tracking purposes. Show
NICE A0073 Ability to clearly articulate intelligence requirements into well-formulated research questions and requests for information. Show
NICE A0074 Ability to collaborate effectively with others. Show
NICE A0075 WITHDRAWN: Ability to communicate complex information, concepts, or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner through verbal, written, and/or visual means. Show
NICE A0076 Ability to coordinate and collaborate with analysts regarding surveillance requirements and essential information development. Show
NICE A0077 Ability to coordinate cyber operations with other organization functions or support activities. Show
NICE A0078 Ability to coordinate, collaborate and disseminate information to subordinate, lateral and higher-level organizations. Show
NICE A0079 Ability to correctly employ each organization or element into the collection plan and matrix. Show
NICE 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. Show
NICE A0081 Ability to develop or recommend planning solutions to problems and situations for which no precedent exists. Show
NICE A0082 Ability to effectively collaborate via virtual teams. Show
NICE A0083 Ability to evaluate information for reliability, validity, and relevance. Show
NICE A0084 Ability to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize large quantities of data (which may be fragmented and contradictory) into high quality, fused targeting/intelligence products. Show
NICE A0085 Ability to exercise judgment when policies are not well-defined. Show
NICE A0086 Ability to expand network access by conducting target analysis and collection to identify targets of interest. Show
NICE A0087 Ability to focus research efforts to meet the customer’s decision-making needs. Show
NICE A0088 Ability to function effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Show
NICE 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. Show
NICE A0090 Ability to identify external partners with common cyber operations interests. Show
NICE A0091 Ability to identify intelligence gaps. Show
NICE A0092 Ability to identify/describe target vulnerability. Show
NICE A0093 Ability to identify/describe techniques/methods for conducting technical exploitation of the target. Show
NICE A0094 Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies, and guidance relevant to organization cyber objectives. Show
NICE A0095 Ability to interpret and translate customer requirements into operational action. Show
NICE A0096 Ability to interpret and understand complex and rapidly evolving concepts. Show
NICE A0097 Ability to monitor system operations and react to events in response to triggers and/or observation of trends or unusual activity. Show
NICE A0098 Ability to participate as a member of planning teams, coordination groups, and task forces as necessary. Show
NICE A0099 Ability to perform network collection tactics, techniques, and procedures to include decryption capabilities/tools. Show
NICE A0100 Ability to perform wireless collection procedures to include decryption capabilities/tools. Show
NICE A0101 Ability to recognize and mitigate cognitive biases which may affect analysis. Show
NICE A0102 Ability to recognize and mitigate deception in reporting and analysis. Show
NICE A0103 Ability to review processed target language materials for accuracy and completeness. Show
NICE A0104 Ability to select the appropriate implant to achieve operational goals. Show
NICE A0105 Ability to tailor technical and planning information to a customer’s level of understanding. Show
NICE A0106 Ability to think critically. Show
NICE A0107 Ability to think like threat actors. Show
NICE A0108 Ability to understand objectives and effects. Show
NICE A0109 Ability to utilize multiple intelligence sources across all intelligence disciplines. Show
NICE A0110 Ability to monitor advancements in information privacy laws to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance. Show
NICE A0111 Ability to work across departments and business units to implement organization’s privacy principles and programs, and align privacy objectives with security objectives. Show
NICE A0112 Ability to monitor advancements in information privacy technologies to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance. Show
NICE A0113 Ability to determine whether a security incident violates a privacy principle or legal standard requiring specific legal action. Show
NICE A0114 Ability to develop or procure curriculum that speaks to the topic at the appropriate level for the target. Show
NICE A0115 Ability to work across departments and business units to implement organization’s privacy principles and programs, and align privacy objectives with security objectives. Show
NICE A0116 Ability to prioritize and allocate cybersecurity resources correctly and efficiently. Show
NICE A0117 Ability to relate strategy, business, and technology in the context of organizational dynamics. Show
NICE A0118 Ability to understand technology, management, and leadership issues related to organization processes and problem solving. Show
NICE A0119 Ability to understand the basic concepts and issues related to cyber and its organizational impact. Show
NICE A0120 Ability to share meaningful insights about the context of an organization’s threat environment that improve its risk management posture. Show
NICE A0121 Ability to design incident response for cloud service models. Show
NICE A0122 Ability to design capabilities to find solutions to less common and more complex system problems. Show
NICE A0123 Ability to apply cybersecurity and privacy principles to organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation). Show
NICE A0124 Ability to establish and maintain automated security control assessments Show
NICE A0125 Ability to author a privacy disclosure statement based on current laws. Show
NICE A0126 Ability to track the location and configuration of networked devices and software across departments, locations, facilities and, potentially, supporting business functions. Show
NICE A0127 Ability to deploy continuous monitoring technologies and tools. Show
NICE A0128 Ability to apply techniques for detecting host and network-based intrusions using intrusion detection technologies. Show
NICE A0129 Ability to ensure information security management processes are integrated with strategic and operational planning processes. Show
NICE A0130 Ability to ensure that senior officials within the organization provide information security for the information and systems that support the operations and assets under their control. Show
NICE A0131 Ability to ensure the organization has adequately trained personnel to assist in complying with security requirements in legislation, Executive Orders, policies, directives, instructions, standards, and guidelines. Show
NICE A0132 Ability to coordinate with senior leadership of an organization to provide a comprehensive, organization-wide, holistic approach for addressing risk—an approach that provides a greater understanding of the integrated operations of the organization. Show
NICE A0133 Ability to coordinate with senior leadership of an organization to develop a risk management strategy for the organization providing a strategic view of security-related risks for the organization. Show
NICE A0134 Ability to coordinate with senior leadership of an organization to facilitate the sharing of risk-related information among authorizing officials and other senior leaders within the organization. Show
NICE A0135 Ability to coordinate with senior leadership of an organization to provide oversight for all risk management-related activities across the organization to help ensure consistent and effective risk acceptance decisions. Show
NICE A0136 Ability to coordinate with senior leadership of an organization to ensure that authorization decisions consider all factors necessary for mission and business success. Show
NICE A0137 Ability to coordinate with senior leadership of an organization to provide an organization-wide forum to consider all sources of risk (including aggregated risk) to organizational operations and assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation. Show
NICE A0138 Ability to coordinate with senior leadership of an organization to promote cooperation and collaboration among authorizing officials to include authorization actions requiring shared responsibility. Show
NICE A0139 Ability to coordinate with senior leadership of an organization to ensure that the shared responsibility for supporting organizational mission/business functions using external providers of systems, services, and applications receives the needed visibility and is elevated to the appropriate decision-making authorities. Show
NICE A0140 Ability to coordinate with senior leadership of an organization to identify the organizational risk posture based on the aggregated risk from the operation and use of the systems for which the organization is responsible. Show
NICE A0141 Ability to work closely with authorizing officials and their designated representatives to help ensure that an organization-wide security program is effectively implemented resulting in adequate security for all organizational systems and environments of operation. Show
NICE A0142 Ability to work closely with authorizing officials and their designated representatives to help ensure that security considerations are integrated into programming/planning/budgeting cycles, enterprise architectures, and acquisition/system development life cycles. Show
NICE A0143 Ability to work closely with authorizing officials and their designated representatives to help ensure that organizational systems and common controls are covered by approved security plans and possess current authorizations. Show
NICE A0144 Ability to work closely with authorizing officials and their designated representatives to help ensure that security-related activities required across the organization are accomplished in an efficient, cost-effective, and timely manner. Show
NICE A0145 Ability to work closely with authorizing officials and their designated representatives to help ensure that there is centralized reporting of security-related activities. Show
NICE A0146 Ability to establish the rules for appropriate use and protection of the information and retains that responsibility even when the information is shared with or provided to other organizations. Show
NICE A0147 Ability to approve security plans, memorandums of agreement or understanding, plans of action and milestones, and determine whether significant changes in the systems or environments of operation require reauthorization. Show
NICE A0148 Ability to serve as the primary liaison between the enterprise architect and the systems security engineer and coordinates with system owners, common control providers, and system security officers on the allocation of security controls as system-specific, hybrid, or common controls. Show
NICE A0149 Ability, in close coordination with system security officers, advise authorizing officials, chief information officers, senior information security officers, and the senior accountable official for risk management/risk executive (function), on a range of security-related issues (e.g. establishing system boundaries; assessing the severity of weaknesses and deficiencies in the system; plans of action and milestones; risk mitigation approaches; security alerts; and potential adverse effects of identified vulnerabilities). Show
NICE A0150 Ability to conduct systems security engineering activities (NIST SP 800-16). Show
NICE A0151 Ability to capture and refine security requirements and ensure that the requirements are effectively integrated into the component products and systems through purposeful security architecting, design, development, and configuration. Show
NICE A0152 Ability to employ best practices when implementing security controls within a system including software engineering methodologies; system and security engineering principles; secure design, secure architecture, and secure coding techniques. Show
NICE A0153 Ability to coordinate their security-related activities with security architects, senior information security officers, system owners, common control providers, and system security officers. Show
NICE A0154 Ability to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the management, operational, and technical security controls and control enhancements employed within or inherited by a system to determine the effectiveness of the controls (i.e., the extent to which the security controls are implemented correctly, operating as intended, and producing the desired outcome with respect to meeting the security requirements for the system). Show
NICE A0155 Ability to provide an assessment of the severity of weaknesses or deficiencies discovered in the system and its environment of operation and recommend corrective actions to address identified vulnerabilities. Show
NICE A0156 Ability to prepare the final security assessment report containing the results and findings from the assessment. Show
NICE A0157 Ability to assesses a security plan to help ensure that the plan provides a set of security controls for the system that meet the stated security requirements. Show
NICE A0158 Ability to ensure that functional and security requirements are appropriately addressed in a contract and that the contractor meets the functional and security requirements as stated in the contract. Show
NICE A0159 Ability to interpret the information collected by network tools (e.g. Nslookup, Ping, and Traceroute). Show
NICE A0160 Ability to translate, track, and prioritize information needs and intelligence collection requirements across the extended enterprise. Show
NICE 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). Show
NICE A0162 Ability to ensure information system security, acquisition personnel, legal counsel, and other appropriate advisors and stakeholders are participating in decision making from system concept definition/review and are involved in, or approve of, each milestone decision through the entire system life cycle for systems. Show
NICE A0163 Ability to interpret Communications Security (COMSEC) terminology, guidelines and procedures. Show
NICE A0164 Ability to identify the roles and responsibilities for appointed Communications Security (COMSEC) personnel. Show
NICE A0165 Ability to manage Communications Security (COMSEC) material accounting, control and use procedure. Show
NICE A0166 Ability to identify types of Communications Security (COMSEC) Incidents and how they’re reported. Show
NICE A0167 Ability to recognize the importance of auditing Communications Security (COMSEC) material and accounts. Show
NICE A0168 Ability to Identify the requirements of In-Process accounting for Communications Security (COMSEC). Show
NICE A0170 Ability to identify critical infrastructure systems with information communication technology that were designed without system security considerations. Show
NICE A0171 Ability to conduct training and education needs assessment. Show
NICE A0172 Ability to set up a physical or logical sub-networks that separates an internal local area network (LAN) from other untrusted networks. Show
NICE A0173 Ability to recognize that changes to systems or environment can change residual risks in relation to risk appetite. Show
NICE A0174 Ability to find and navigate the dark web using the TOR network to locate markets and forums. Show
NICE A0175 Ability to examine digital media on multiple operating system platforms. Show
NICE A0176 Ability to maintain databases. (i.e., backup, restore, delete data, transaction log files, etc.). Show
NICE A0177 Ability to recognize the unique aspects of the Communications Security (COMSEC) environment and hierarchy. Show