Cyber Policy Strategy Planner Job Profile

What is a Cyber Policy Strategy Planner?

The Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner develops and maintains cybersecurity plans, strategy, and policy to support and align with organizational cybersecurity initiatives and regulatory compliance.

Professional Certification

Cyber Policy Strategy Planner 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.
  • 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).
  • the nature and function of the relevant information structure (e.g., National Information Infrastructure).
  • the organization’s core business/mission processes.
  • 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.
  • full spectrum cyber capabilities (e.g., defense, attack, exploitation).
  • strategic theory and practice.
  • emerging technologies that have potential for exploitation.
  • industry indicators useful for identifying technology trends.
  • external organizations and academic institutions with cyber focus (e.g., cyber curriculum/training and Research & Development).
  • current and emerging cyber technologies.
  • Application Security Risks (e.g. Open Web Application Security Project Top 10 list)

Key skills of the Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner include:

  • administrative planning activities, to include preparation of functional and specific support plans, preparing and managing correspondence, and staffing procedures.
  • preparing plans and related correspondence.

Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner must be able to:

  • determine the validity of technology trend data.
  • develop policy, plans, and strategy in compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and standards in support of organizational cyber activities.
  • leverage best practices and lessons learned of external organizations and academic institutions dealing with cyber issues.

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