Law Enforcement /CounterIntelligence Forensics Analyst

Conducts detailed investigations on computer-based crimes establishing documentary or physical evidence, to include digital media and logs associated with cyber intrusion incidents.

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.
K0017Knowledge of concepts and practices of processing digital forensic data.
K0021Knowledge of data backup and recovery.
K0042Knowledge of incident response and handling methodologies.
K0060Knowledge of operating systems.
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).
K0077Knowledge of server and client operating systems.
K0078Knowledge of server diagnostic tools and fault identification techniques.
K0107Knowledge of Insider Threat investigations, reporting, investigative tools and laws/regulations.
K0109Knowledge of physical computer components and architectures, including the functions of various components and peripherals (e.g., CPUs, Network Interface Cards, data storage).
K0117Knowledge of file system implementations (e.g., New Technology File System [NTFS], File Allocation Table [FAT], File Extension [EXT]).
K0118Knowledge of processes for seizing and preserving digital evidence.
K0119Knowledge of hacking methodologies.
K0122Knowledge of investigative implications of hardware, Operating Systems, and network technologies.
K0123Knowledge of legal governance related to admissibility (e.g. Rules of Evidence).
K0125Knowledge of processes for collecting, packaging, transporting, and storing electronic evidence while maintaining chain of custody.
K0128Knowledge of types and collection of persistent data.
K0131Knowledge of web mail collection, searching/analyzing techniques, tools, and cookies.
K0132Knowledge of which system files (e.g., log files, registry files, configuration files) contain relevant information and where to find those system files.
K0133Knowledge of types of digital forensics data and how to recognize them.
K0134Knowledge of deployable forensics.
K0145Knowledge of security event correlation tools.
K0155Knowledge of electronic evidence law.
K0156Knowledge of legal rules of evidence and court procedure.
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.
K0179Knowledge of network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth).
K0182Knowledge of data carving tools and techniques (e.g., Foremost).
K0183Knowledge of reverse engineering concepts.
K0184Knowledge of anti-forensics tactics, techniques, and procedures.
K0185Knowledge of forensics lab design configuration and support applications (e.g., VMWare, Wireshark).
K0186Knowledge of debugging procedures and tools.
K0187Knowledge of file type abuse by adversaries for anomalous behavior.
K0188Knowledge of malware analysis tools (e.g., Oily Debug, Ida Pro).
K0189Knowledge of malware with virtual machine detection (e.g. virtual aware malware, debugger aware malware, and unpacked malware that looks for VM-related strings in your computer??s display device).
K0305Knowledge of data concealment (e.g. encryption algorithms and steganography).
K0624Knowledge of Application Security Risks (e.g. Open Web Application Security Project Top 10 list)
S0032Skill in developing, testing, and implementing network infrastructure contingency and recovery plans.
S0046Skill in performing packet-level analysis using appropriate tools (e.g., Wireshark, tcpdump).
S0047Skill in preserving evidence integrity according to standard operating procedures or national standards.
S0062Skill in analyzing memory dumps to extract information.
S0065Skill in identifying and extracting data of forensic interest in diverse media (i.e., media forensics).
S0067Skill in identifying, modifying, and manipulating applicable system components within Windows, Unix, or Linux (e.g., passwords, user accounts, files).
S0068Skill in collecting, processing, packaging, transporting, and storing electronic evidence to avoid alteration, loss, physical damage, or destruction of data.
S0069Skill in setting up a forensic workstation.
S0071Skill in using forensic tool suites (e.g., EnCase, Sleuthkit, FTK).
S0073Skill in using virtual machines. (e.g., Microsoft Hyper-V, VMWare vSphere, Citrix XenDesktop/Server, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, etc.).
S0074Skill in physically disassembling PCs.
S0075Skill in conducting forensic analyses in multiple operating system environments (e.g., mobile device systems).
S0087Skill in deep analysis of captured malicious code (e.g., malware forensics).
S0088Skill in using binary analysis tools (e.g., Hexedit, command code xxd, hexdump).
S0089Skill in one-way hash functions (e.g., Secure Hash Algorithm [SHA], Message Digest Algorithm [MD5]).
S0090Skill in analyzing anomalous code as malicious or benign.
S0091Skill in analyzing volatile data.
S0092Skill in identifying obfuscation techniques.
S0093Skill in interpreting results of debugger to ascertain tactics, techniques, and procedures.
A0005Ability to decrypt digital data collections.
A0175Ability to examine digital media on multiple operating system platforms.
T0059Develop a plan to investigate alleged crime, violation, or suspicious activity utilizing computers and the Internet.
T0096Establish relationships, if applicable, between the incident response team and other groups, both internal (e.g., legal department) and external (e.g., law enforcement agencies, vendors, public relations professionals).
T0220Resolve conflicts in laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures.
T0308Analyze incident data for emerging trends.
T0398Perform file and registry monitoring on the running system after identifying intrusion via dynamic analysis.
T0401Maintain deployable cyber defense toolkit (e.g., specialized cyber defense software/hardware) to support Incident Response Team mission.
T0403Read, interpret, write, modify, and execute simple scripts (e.g., Perl, VBScript) on Windows and UNIX systems (e.g., those that perform tasks such as: parsing large data files, automating manual tasks, and fetching/processing remote data).
T0411Identify and/or develop reverse engineering tools to enhance capabilities and detect vulnerabilities.
T0419Acquire and maintain a working knowledge of constitutional issues which arise in relevant laws, regulations, policies, agreements, standards, procedures, or other issuances.
T0425Analyze organizational cyber policy.