Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist Job Profile

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What is a Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist?

The Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist tests, implements, deploys, maintains, and administers the infrastructure hardware and software.

Professional Certification

Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist must know

  • computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.
  • risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
  • laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy.
  • cybersecurity and privacy principles.
  • cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
  • specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses.
  • data backup and recovery.
  • host/network access control mechanisms (e.g., access control list, capabilities lists).
  • incident response and handling methodologies.
  • cybersecurity and privacy principles and organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation).
  • network traffic analysis methods.
  • 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]).
  • packet-level analysis.
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) security.
  • what constitutes a network attack and a network attack’s relationship to both threats and vulnerabilities.
  • web filtering technologies.
  • cyber defense and information security policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth).
  • basic system, network, and OS hardening techniques.
  • test procedures, principles, and methodologies (e.g.,
  • Capabilities and Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)).
  • transmission records (e.g., Bluetooth, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Infrared Networking (IR), Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi). paging, cellular, satellite dishes, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)), and jamming techniques that enable transmission of undesirable information, or prevent installed systems from operating correctly.
  • Intrusion Detection System (IDS)/Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) tools and applications.
  • network protocols such as TCP/IP, Dynamic Host Configuration, Domain Name System (DNS), and directory services.
  • network traffic analysis (tools, methodologies, processes).

Key skills of the Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist include

  • applying host/network access controls (e.g., access control list).
  • tuning sensors.
  • using incident handling methodologies.
  • using Virtual Private Network (VPN) devices and encryption.
  • securing network communications.
  • protecting a network against malware. (e.g., NIPS, anti-malware, restrict/prevent external devices, spam filters).
  • system, network, and OS hardening techniques. (e.g., remove unnecessary services, password policies, network segmentation, enable logging, least privilege, etc.).
  • troubleshooting and diagnosing cyber defense infrastructure anomalies and work through resolution.
  • apply cybersecurity and privacy principles to organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation).

Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist must be able to

  • Aapply cybersecurity and privacy principles to organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation)

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