OV-MGT-002 Communications Security (COMSEC) Manager

Provides leadership, management, direction, or development and advocacy so the organization may effectively conduct cybersecurity work.

Oversees the cybersecurity program of an information system or network, including managing information security implications within the organization, specific program, or other area of responsibility, to include strategic, personnel, infrastructure, requirements, policy enforcement, emergency planning, security awareness, and other resources.

Individual who manages the Communications Security (COMSEC) resources of an organization (CNSSI 4009) or key custodian for a Crypto Key Management System (CKMS).

Knowledges 19

Code Description Work Roles
K0001 Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies. 52
K0002 Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk). 52
K0003 Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy. 52
K0004 Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles. 52
K0005 Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities. 52
K0006 Knowledge of specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses. 52
K0018 Knowledge of encryption algorithms 11
K0026 Knowledge of business continuity and disaster recovery continuity of operations plans. 5
K0038 Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles used to manage risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information or data. 6
K0042 Knowledge of incident response and handling methodologies. 7
K0090 Knowledge of system life cycle management principles, including software security and usability. 10
K0101 Knowledge of the organization’s enterprise information technology (IT) goals and objectives. 8
K0121 Knowledge of information security program management and project management principles and techniques. 2
K0126 Knowledge of Supply Chain Risk Management Practices (NIST SP 800-161) 14
K0163 Knowledge of critical information technology (IT) procurement requirements. 3
K0267 Knowledge of laws, policies, procedures, or governance relevant to cybersecurity for critical infrastructures. 8
K0285 Knowledge of implementing enterprise key escrow systems to support data-at-rest encryption. 2
K0287 Knowledge of an organization's information classification program and procedures for information compromise. 18
K0622 Knowledge of controls related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of data. 6

Skills 3

Code Description Work Roles
S0027 Skill in determining how a security system should work (including its resilience and dependability capabilities) and how changes in conditions, operations, or the environment will affect these outcomes. 7
S0059 Skill in using Virtual Private Network (VPN) devices and encryption. 3
S0138 Skill in using Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) encryption and digital signature capabilities into applications (e.g., S/MIME email, SSL traffic). 5

Abilities 7

Code Description Work Roles
A0177 Ability to recognize the unique aspects of the Communications Security (COMSEC) environment and hierarchy. 1
A0163 Ability to interpret Communications Security (COMSEC) terminology, guidelines and procedures. 1
A0164 Ability to identify the roles and responsibilities for appointed Communications Security (COMSEC) personnel. 1
A0165 Ability to manage Communications Security (COMSEC) material accounting, control and use procedure. 1
A0166 Ability to identify types of Communications Security (COMSEC) Incidents and how they’re reported. 1
A0167 Ability to recognize the importance of auditing Communications Security (COMSEC) material and accounts. 1
A0168 Ability to Identify the requirements of In-Process accounting for Communications Security (COMSEC). 1

Tasks 9

Code Description Work Roles
T0003 Advise senior management (e.g., Chief Information Officer [CIO]) on risk levels and security posture. 3
T0004 Advise senior management (e.g., CIO) on cost/benefit analysis of information security programs, policies, processes, systems, and elements. 5
T0025 Communicate the value of information technology (IT) security throughout all levels of the organization stakeholders. 4
T0044 Collaborate with stakeholders to establish the enterprise continuity of operations program, strategy, and mission assurance. 3
T0089 Ensure that security improvement actions are evaluated, validated, and implemented as required. 2
T0095 Establish overall enterprise information security architecture (EISA) with the organization’s overall security strategy. 2
T0099 Evaluate cost/benefit, economic, and risk analysis in decision-making process. 4
T0215 Recognize a possible security violation and take appropriate action to report the incident, as required. 2
T0229 Supervise or manage protective or corrective measures when a cybersecurity incident or vulnerability is discovered. 4