Conducts advanced analysis of collection and open-source data to ensure target continuity; to profile targets and their activities; and develop techniques to gain more target information. Determines how targets communicate, move, operate and live based on knowledge of target technologies, digital networks, and the applications on them.
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 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 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 attack methods and techniques (DDoS, brute force, spoofing, etc.).
Knowledge of client organizations, including information needs, objectives, structure, capabilities, etc.
Knowledge of collection sources including conventional and non-conventional sources.
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 cryptologic capabilities, limitations, and contributions to cyber operations.
Knowledge of cyber operation objectives, policies, and legalities.
Knowledge of denial and deception techniques.
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 governing authorities for targeting.
Knowledge of host-based security products and how those products affect exploitation and reduce vulnerability.
Knowledge of how converged technologies impact cyber operations (e.g., digital, telephony, wireless).
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 to extract, analyze, and use metadata.
Knowledge of intelligence reporting principles, policies, procedures, and vehicles, including report formats, reportability criteria (requirements and priorities), dissemination practices, and legal authorities and restrictions.
Knowledge of Internet network addressing (IP addresses, classless inter-domain routing, TCP/UDP port numbering).
Knowledge of intrusion detection systems and signature development.
Knowledge of intrusion sets.
Knowledge of malware analysis and characteristics.
Knowledge of methods to integrate and summarize information from any potential sources.
Knowledge of organization and/or partner collection systems, capabilities, and processes (e.g., collection and protocol processors).
Knowledge of physical and logical network devices and infrastructure to include hubs, switches, routers, firewalls, etc.
Knowledge of principles and practices related to target development such as target knowledge, associations, communication systems, and infrastructure.
Knowledge of target intelligence gathering and operational preparation techniques and life cycles.
Knowledge of target methods and procedures.
Knowledge of target, including related current events, communication profile, actors, and history (language, culture) and/or frame of reference.
Knowledge of the basic structure, architecture, and design of converged applications.
Knowledge of the data flow from collection origin to repositories and tools.
Knowledge of the purpose and contribution of target templates.
Knowledge of the structure, architecture, and design of modern digital and telephony networks.
Knowledge of the structure, architecture, and design of modern wireless communications systems.
Skill in analyzing a target's communication networks.
Skill in analyzing essential network data (e.g., router configuration files, routing protocols).
Skill in analyzing midpoint collection data.
Skill in analyzing terminal or environment collection data.
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 the applicability of available analytical tools to various situations.
Skill in conducting non-attributable research.
Skill in conducting research using deep web.
Skill in conducting social network analysis, buddy list analysis, and/or cookie analysis.
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 data sources for relevance, reliability, and objectivity.
Skill in evaluating information to recognize relevance, priority, etc.
Skill in exploiting/querying organizational and/or partner collection databases.
Skill in fusion analysis
Skill in identifying a target's communications networks.
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 identifying how a target communicates.
Skill in identifying leads for target development.
Skill in managing client relationships, including determining client needs/requirements, managing client expectations, and demonstrating commitment to delivering quality results.
Skill in number normalization.
Skill in performing target system analysis.
Skill in providing understanding of target or threat systems through the identification and link analysis of physical, functional, or behavioral relationships.
Skill in recognizing denial and deception techniques of the target.
Skill in recognizing relevance of information.
Skill in recognizing significant changes in a target's communication patterns.
Skill in recognizing technical information that may be used for leads for metadata analysis.
Skill in researching essential information.
Skill in reviewing and editing target materials.
Skill in synthesizing, analyzing, and prioritizing meaning across data sets.
Skill in target network anomaly identification (e.g., intrusions, dataflow or processing, target implementation of new technologies).
Skill in using geospatial data and applying geospatial resources.
Skill in using research methods including multiple, different sources to reconstruct a target network.
Skill in writing about facts and ideas in a clear, convincing, and organized manner.
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 clearly articulate intelligence requirements into well-formulated research questions and requests for information.
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 exercise judgment when policies are not well-defined.
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.
Provide expertise to course of action development.
Classify documents in accordance with classification guidelines.
Collaborate with other customer, Intelligence and targeting organizations involved in related cyber areas.
Compile, integrate, and/or interpret all-source data for intelligence or vulnerability value with respect to specific targets.
Identify and conduct analysis of target communications to identify information essential to support operations.
Conduct nodal analysis.
Conduct quality control to determine validity and relevance of information gathered about networks.
Conduct target research and analysis.
Determine what technologies are used by a given target.
Apply analytic techniques to gain more target information.
Generate and evaluate the effectiveness of network analysis strategies.
Gather information about networks through traditional and alternative techniques, (e.g., social network analysis, call-chaining, traffic analysis.)
Generate requests for information.
Identify and evaluate threat critical capabilities, requirements, and vulnerabilities.
Identify collection gaps and potential collection strategies against targets.
Identify network components and their functionality to enable analysis and target development.
Make recommendations to guide collection in support of customer requirements.
Provide subject matter expertise to development of exercises.
Perform content and/or metadata analysis to meet organization objectives.
Profile targets and their activities.
Provide target recommendations which meet leadership objectives.
Review appropriate information sources to determine validity and relevance of information gathered.
Reconstruct networks in diagram or report format.
Research communications trends in emerging technologies (in computer and telephony networks, satellite, cable, and wireless) in both open and classified sources.
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