Information Systems Security Manager

Responsible for the cybersecurity of a program, organization, system, or enclave.

Below are the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Tasks identified as being required to perform this work role.

Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.
Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
K0003Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy.
K0004Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles.
K0005Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
K0006Knowledge of specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses.
K0008Knowledge of applicable business processes and operations of customer organizations.
K0018Knowledge of encryption algorithms
K0021Knowledge of data backup and recovery.
K0026Knowledge of business continuity and disaster recovery continuity of operations plans.
K0033Knowledge of host/network access control mechanisms (e.g., access control list, capabilities lists).
K0038Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles used to manage risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information or data.
K0040Knowledge of vulnerability information dissemination sources (e.g., alerts, advisories, errata, and bulletins).
K0042Knowledge of incident response and handling methodologies.
K0043Knowledge of industry-standard and organizationally accepted analysis principles and methods.
K0046Knowledge of intrusion detection methodologies and techniques for detecting host and network-based intrusions.
K0048Knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF) requirements.
K0053Knowledge of measures or indicators of system performance and availability.
K0054Knowledge 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.
K0058Knowledge of network traffic analysis methods.
K0059Knowledge of new and emerging information technology (IT) and cybersecurity technologies.
K0061Knowledge 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]).
K0070Knowledge 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).
K0072Knowledge of resource management principles and techniques.
K0076Knowledge of server administration and systems engineering theories, concepts, and methods.
K0077Knowledge of server and client operating systems.
K0087Knowledge of system software and organizational design standards, policies, and authorized approaches (e.g., International Organization for Standardization [ISO] guidelines) relating to system design.
K0090Knowledge of system life cycle management principles, including software security and usability.
K0092Knowledge of technology integration processes.
K0101Knowledge of the organization??s enterprise information technology (IT) goals and objectives.
K0106Knowledge of what constitutes a network attack and a network attack??s relationship to both threats and vulnerabilities.
K0121Knowledge of information security program management and project management principles and techniques.
K0126Knowledge of Supply Chain Risk Management Practices (NIST SP 800-161)
K0149Knowledge of organization’s risk tolerance and/or risk management approach.
K0150Knowledge of enterprise incident response program, roles, and responsibilities.
K0151Knowledge of current and emerging threats/threat vectors.
K0163Knowledge of critical information technology (IT) procurement requirements.
K0167Knowledge of system administration, network, and operating system hardening techniques.
K0168Knowledge 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.
K0169Knowledge of information technology (IT) supply chain security and supply chain risk management policies, requirements, and procedures.
K0170Knowledge of critical infrastructure systems with information communication technology that were designed without system security considerations.
K0179Knowledge of network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth).
K0180Knowledge of network systems management principles, models, methods (e.g., end-to-end systems performance monitoring), and tools.
K0199Knowledge of security architecture concepts and enterprise architecture reference models (e.g., Zachman, Federal Enterprise Architecture [FEA]).
K0260Knowledge of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data security standards.
K0261Knowledge of Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards.
K0262Knowledge of Personal Health Information (PHI) data security standards.
K0267Knowledge of laws, policies, procedures, or governance relevant to cybersecurity for critical infrastructures.
K0287Knowledge of an organization’s information classification program and procedures for information compromise.
K0332Knowledge of network protocols such as TCP/IP, Dynamic Host Configuration, Domain Name System (DNS), and directory services.
K0342Knowledge of penetration testing principles, tools, and techniques.
K0622Knowledge of controls related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of data.
K0624Knowledge of Application Security Risks (e.g. Open Web Application Security Project Top 10 list)
S0018Skill in creating policies that reflect system security objectives.
S0027Skill 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.
S0086Skill in evaluating the trustworthiness of the supplier and/or product.
A0128Ability to apply techniques for detecting host and network-based intrusions using intrusion detection technologies.
A0161Ability 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).
A0170Ability to identify critical infrastructure systems with information communication technology that were designed without system security considerations.
T001Acquire 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.
T0002Acquire necessary resources, including financial resources, to conduct an effective enterprise continuity of operations program.
T0003Advise senior management (e.g., Chief Information Officer [CIO]) on risk levels and security posture.
T0004Advise senior management (e.g., CIO) on cost/benefit analysis of information security programs, policies, processes, systems, and elements.
T0005Advise appropriate senior leadership or Authorizing Official of changes affecting the organization’s cybersecurity posture.
T0024Collect and maintain data needed to meet system cybersecurity reporting.
T0025Communicate the value of information technology (IT) security throughout all levels of the organization stakeholders.
T0044Collaborate with stakeholders to establish the enterprise continuity of operations program, strategy, and mission assurance.
T0089Ensure that security improvement actions are evaluated, validated, and implemented as required.
T0091Ensure that cybersecurity inspections, tests, and reviews are coordinated for the network environment.
T0092Ensure that cybersecurity requirements are integrated into the continuity planning for that system and/or organization(s).
T0093Ensure that protection and detection capabilities are acquired or developed using the IS security engineering approach and are consistent with organization-level cybersecurity architecture.
T0095Establish overall enterprise information security architecture (EISA) with the organization¡¯s overall security strategy.
T0097Evaluate and approve development efforts to ensure that baseline security safeguards are appropriately installed.
T0099Evaluate cost/benefit, economic, and risk analysis in decision-making process.
T0106Identify alternative information security strategies to address organizational security objective.
T0115Identify information technology (IT) security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades.
T0130Interface 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.
T0132Interpret and/or approve security requirements relative to the capabilities of new information technologies.
T0133Interpret patterns of noncompliance to determine their impact on levels of risk and/or overall effectiveness of the enterprise¡¯s cybersecurity program.
T0134Lead and align information technology (IT) security priorities with the security strategy.
T0135Lead and oversee information security budget, staffing, and contracting.
T0147Manage the monitoring of information security data sources to maintain organizational situational awareness.
T0148Manage the publishing of Computer Network Defense guidance (e.g., TCNOs, Concept of Operations, Net Analyst Reports, NTSM, MTOs) for the enterprise constituency.
T0149Manage threat or target analysis of cyber defense information and production of threat information within the enterprise.
T0151Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the enterprise’s cybersecurity safeguards to ensure that they provide the intended level of protection.
T0157Oversee the information security training and awareness program.
T0158Participate in an information security risk assessment during the Security Assessment and Authorization process.
T0159Participate in the development or modification of the computer environment cybersecurity program plans and requirements.
T0192Prepare, distribute, and maintain plans, instructions, guidance, and standard operating procedures concerning the security of network system(s) operations.
T0199Provide enterprise cybersecurity and supply chain risk management guidance for development of the Continuity of Operations Plans.
T0206Provide 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.
T0211Provide system-related input on cybersecurity requirements to be included in statements of work and other appropriate procurement documents.
T0213Provide technical documents, incident reports, findings from computer examinations, summaries, and other situational awareness information to higher headquarters.
T0215Recognize a possible security violation and take appropriate action to report the incident, as required.
T0219Recommend resource allocations required to securely operate and maintain an organization¡¯s cybersecurity requirements.
T0227Recommend policy and coordinate review and approval.
T0229Supervise or manage protective or corrective measures when a cybersecurity incident or vulnerability is discovered.
T0234Track audit findings and recommendations to ensure that appropriate mitigation actions are taken.
T0239Use federal and organization-specific published documents to manage operations of their computing environment system(s).
T0248Promote awareness of security issues among management and ensure sound security principles are reflected in the organization’s vision and goals.
T0254Oversee policy standards and implementation strategies to ensure procedures and guidelines comply with cybersecurity policies.
T0255Participate in Risk Governance process to provide security risks, mitigations, and input on other technical risk.
T0256Evaluate the effectiveness of procurement function in addressing information security requirements and supply chain risks through procurement activities and recommend improvements.
T0263Identify security requirements specific to an information technology (IT) system in all phases of the system life cycle.
T0264Ensure that plans of actions and milestones or remediation plans are in place for vulnerabilities identified during risk assessments, audits, inspections, etc.
T0265Assure 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.
T0275Support necessary compliance activities (e.g., ensure that system security configuration guidelines are followed, compliance monitoring occurs).
T0276Participate in the acquisition process as necessary, following appropriate supply chain risk management practices.
T0277Ensure that all acquisitions, procurements, and outsourcing efforts address information security requirements consistent with organization goals.
T0280Continuously validate the organization against policies/guidelines/procedures/regulations/laws to ensure compliance.
T0281Forecast ongoing service demands and ensure that security assumptions are reviewed as necessary.
T0282Define and/or implement policies and procedures to ensure protection of critical infrastructure as appropriate.