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NIST NICE Work Roles

Cyber Defense Analyst

Work Role ID: PR-CDA-001
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.

System Administrator

Work Role ID: OM-ADM-001
Responsible for setting up and maintaining a system or specific components of a system (e.g. for example, installing, configuring, and updating hardware and software; establishing and managing user accounts; overseeing or conducting backup and recovery tasks; implementing operational and technical security controls; and adhering to organizational security policies and procedures)

Cyber Operator

Work Role ID: CO-OPS-001
Conducts collection, processing, and/or geolocation of systems to exploit, locate, and/or track targets of interest. Performs network navigation, tactical forensic analysis, and, when directed, executes on-net operations.

Vulnerability Assessment Analyst

Work Role ID: PR-VAM-001
Performs assessments of systems and networks within the network environment 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.

Target Developer

Work Role ID: AN-TGT-001
Performs target system analysis, builds and/or maintains electronic target folders to include inputs from environment preparation, and/or internal or external intelligence sources. Coordinates with partner target activities and intelligence organizations, and presents candidate targets for vetting and validation.

Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist

Work Role ID: PR-INF-001
Tests, implements, deploys, maintains, and administers the infrastructure hardware and software.

System Security Analyst

Work Role ID: OM-ANA-001
Responsible for the analysis and development of the integration, testing, operations, and maintenance of systems security.

Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst

Work Role ID: IN-FOR-002
Analyzes digital evidence and investigates computer security incidents to derive useful information in support of system/network vulnerability mitigation.

Law Enforcement/Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst

Work Role ID: IN-FOR-001
Conducts detailed investigations on computer-based crimes establishing documentary or physical evidence, to include digital media and logs associated with cyber intrusion incidents.

Cyber Defense Incident Responder

Work Role ID: PR-CIR-001
Investigates, analyzes, and responds to cyber incidents within the network environment or enclave.

Security Architect

Work Role ID: SP-ARC-002
Ensures that the stakeholder security requirements necessary to protect the organization’s mission and business processes are adequately addressed in all aspects of enterprise architecture including reference models, segment and solution architectures, and the resulting systems supporting those missions and business processes.

Authorizing Official / Designating Representative

Work Role ID: SP-RSK-001
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).

Secure Software Assessor

Work Role ID: SP-DEV-002
Analyzes the security of new or existing computer applications, software, or specialized utility programs and provides actionable results.

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