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.
Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.
Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy.
Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles.
Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
Knowledge of specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses.
Knowledge of human-computer interaction principles.
Knowledge of network traffic analysis methods.
Knowledge of concepts, terminology, and operations of a wide range of communications media (computer and telephone networks, satellite, fiber, wireless).
Knowledge of physical computer components and architectures, including the functions of various components and peripherals (e.g., CPUs, Network Interface Cards, data storage).
Knowledge of collection management processes, capabilities, and limitations.
Knowledge of cyber attack stages (e.g., reconnaissance, scanning, enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges, maintaining access, network exploitation, covering tracks).
Knowledge of website types, administration, functions, and content management system (CMS).
Knowledge of applicable statutes, laws, regulations and policies governing cyber targeting and exploitation.
Knowledge of attack methods and techniques (DDoS, brute force, spoofing, etc.).
Knowledge of client organizations, including information needs, objectives, structure, capabilities, etc.
Knowledge of collateral damage and estimating impact(s).
Knowledge of common computer/network infections (virus, Trojan, etc.) and methods of infection (ports, attachments, etc.).
Knowledge of computer networking fundamentals (i.e., basic computer components of a network, types of networks, etc.).
Knowledge of criticality and vulnerability factors (e.g., value, recuperation, cushion, countermeasures) for target selection and applicability to the cyber domain.
Knowledge of cyber intelligence/information collection capabilities and repositories.
Knowledge of cyber operation objectives, policies, and legalities.
Knowledge of data communications terminology (e.g., networking protocols, Ethernet, IP, encryption, optical devices, removable media).
Knowledge of dynamic and deliberate targeting.
Knowledge of encryption algorithms and cyber capabilities/tools (e.g., SSL, PGP).
Knowledge of evolving/emerging communications technologies.
Knowledge of fundamental cyber operations concepts, terminology/lexicon (i.e., environment preparation, cyber-attack, cyber defense), principles, capabilities, limitations, and effects.
Knowledge of general Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system components.
Knowledge of governing authorities for targeting.
Knowledge of host-based security products and how those products affect exploitation and reduce vulnerability.
Knowledge of how Internet applications work (SMTP email, web-based email, chat clients, VOIP).
Knowledge of how modern digital and telephony networks impact cyber operations.
Knowledge of how modern wireless communications systems impact cyber operations.
Knowledge of how to extract, analyze, and use metadata.
Knowledge of intelligence confidence levels.
Knowledge of intelligence disciplines.
Knowledge of intelligence preparation of the environment and similar processes.
Knowledge of intelligence production processes.
Knowledge of intelligence support to planning, execution, and assessment.
Knowledge of internal and external partner cyber operations capabilities and tools.
Knowledge of internal and external partner intelligence processes and the development of information requirements and essential information.
Knowledge of Internet network addressing (IP addresses, classless inter-domain routing, TCP/UDP port numbering).
Knowledge of intrusion sets.
Knowledge of legal considerations in targeting.
Knowledge of malware analysis and characteristics.
Knowledge of operational effectiveness assessment.
Knowledge of operations security.
Knowledge of organization or partner exploitation of digital networks.
Knowledge of physical and logical network devices and infrastructure to include hubs, switches, routers, firewalls, etc.
Knowledge of specific target identifiers, and their usage.
Knowledge of target development (i.e., concepts, roles, responsibilities, products, etc.).
Knowledge of target estimated repair and recuperation times.
Knowledge of target list development (i.e. Restricted, Joint, Candidate, etc.).
Knowledge of target methods and procedures.
Knowledge of target vetting and validation procedures.
Knowledge of targeting cycles.
Knowledge of TCP/IP networking protocols.
Knowledge of telecommunications fundamentals.
Knowledge of the basic structure, architecture, and design of modern communication networks.
Knowledge of the basics of network security (e.g., encryption, firewalls, authentication, honey pots, perimeter protection).
Knowledge of the common networking and routing protocols (e.g. TCP/IP), services (e.g., web, mail, DNS), and how they interact to provide network communications.
Knowledge of the structure and intent of organization specific plans, guidance and authorizations.
Knowledge of the ways in which targets or threats use the Internet.
Knowledge of threat and/or target systems.
Knowledge of wireless technologies (e.g., cellular, satellite, GSM) to include the basic structure, architecture, and design of modern wireless communications systems.
Skill in applying various analytical methods, tools, and techniques (e.g., competing hypotheses; chain of reasoning; scenario methods; denial and deception detection; high impact-low probability; network/association or link analysis; Bayesian, Delphi, and Pattern analyses).
Skill in assessing and/or estimating effects generated during and after cyber operations.
Skill in conducting non-attributable research.
Skill in conducting research using deep web.
Skill in defining and characterizing all pertinent aspects of the operational environment.
Skill in determining appropriate targeting options through the evaluation of available capabilities against desired effects.
Skill in determining the physical location of network devices.
Skill in evaluating available capabilities against desired effects to provide effective courses of action.
Skill in evaluating information for reliability, validity, and relevance.
Skill in fusion analysis
Skill in identifying alternative analytical interpretations to minimize unanticipated outcomes.
Skill in identifying critical target elements, to include critical target elements for the cyber domain.
Skill in identifying cyber threats which may jeopardize organization and/or partner interests.
Skill in performing target system analysis.
Skill in preparing and presenting briefings.
Skill in providing understanding of target or threat systems through the identification and link analysis of physical, functional, or behavioral relationships.
Skill in reviewing and editing target materials.
Skill in tailoring analysis to the necessary levels (e.g., classification and organizational).
Skill in using Boolean operators to construct simple and complex queries.
Skill in using geospatial data and applying geospatial resources.
Skill in using multiple analytic tools, databases, and techniques (e.g., Analyst's Notebook, A-Space, Anchory, M3, divergent/convergent thinking, link charts, matrices, etc.).
Skill in using multiple search engines (e.g., Google, Yahoo, LexisNexis, DataStar) and tools in conducting open-source searches.
Skill in using targeting databases and software packages.
Skill in utilizing feedback to improve processes, products, and services.
Skill to analyze and assess internal and external partner cyber operations capabilities and tools.
Skill to analyze and assess internal and external partner intelligence processes and the development of information requirements and essential information.
Ability to communicate complex information, concepts, or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner through verbal, written, and/or visual means.
Ability to accurately and completely source all data used in intelligence, assessment and/or planning products.
Ability to develop or recommend analytic approaches or solutions to problems and situations for which information is incomplete or for which no precedent exists.
Ability to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize large quantities of data (which may be fragmented and contradictory) into high quality, fused targeting/intelligence products.
Ability to focus research efforts to meet the customer's decision-making needs.
Ability to function effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
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.
Ability to identify intelligence gaps.
Ability to recognize and mitigate cognitive biases which may affect analysis.
Ability to recognize and mitigate deception in reporting and analysis.
Ability to think critically.
Ability to utilize multiple intelligence sources across all intelligence disciplines.
Ability to exercise judgment when policies are not well-defined.
Ability to clearly articulate intelligence requirements into well-formulated research questions and requests for information.
Accurately characterize targets.
Provide expertise to course of action development.
Provide expertise to the development of measures of effectiveness and measures of performance.
Build and maintain electronic target folders.
Collaborate with intelligence analysts/targeting organizations involved in related areas.
Collaborate with other customer, Intelligence and targeting organizations involved in related cyber areas.
Conduct nodal analysis.
Conduct target research and analysis.
Coordinate target vetting with appropriate partners.
Maintain awareness of internal and external cyber organization structures, strengths, and employments of staffing and technology.
Determine what technologies are used by a given target.
Provide aim point and reengagement recommendations.
Provide analyses and support for effectiveness assessment.
Provide input for targeting effectiveness assessments for leadership acceptance.
Provide operations and reengagement recommendations.
Provide target recommendations which meet leadership objectives.
Provide targeting products and targeting support as designated.
Provide time sensitive targeting support.
Review appropriate information sources to determine validity and relevance of information gathered.
Sanitize and minimize information to protect sources and methods.
Support identification and documentation of collateral effects.
Work closely with planners, analysts, and collection managers to identify intelligence gaps and ensure intelligence requirements are accurate and up-to-date.
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