Cyber Crime Investigator

Work Role ID: 221  |  Workforce Element: Cyber Enablers (Support) Legal / Law Enforcement

What does this work role do? Identifies, collects, examines, and preserves evidence using controlled and documented analytical and investigative techniques.

KSAT ID Description KSAT
22 * Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies. Knowledge
108 * Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk). Knowledge
217 Skill in preserving evidence integrity according to standard operating procedures or national standards. Skill
281 Knowledge of electronic devices (e.g., computer systems/components, access control devices, digital cameras, electronic organizers, hard drives, memory cards, modems, network components, printers, removable storage devices, scanners, telephones, copiers, credit card skimmers, facsimile machines, global positioning systems [GPSs]). Knowledge
290 Knowledge of processes for seizing and preserving digital evidence (e.g., chain of custody). Knowledge
340 Knowledge of types and collection of persistent data. Knowledge
369 Skill in collecting, processing, packaging, transporting, and storing electronic evidence to avoid alteration, loss, physical damage, or destruction of data. Skill
1036 Knowledge of applicable laws (e.g., Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Protect America Act, search and seizure laws, civil liberties and privacy 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 relevant to work performed. Knowledge
1157 * Knowledge of national and international laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity. Knowledge
1158 * Knowledge of cybersecurity principles. Knowledge
1159 * Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Knowledge
3155 Knowledge of client organizations, including information needs, objectives, structure, capabilities, etc. Knowledge
3159 Knowledge of cyber operations support or enabling processes. Knowledge
3211 Knowledge of cyber laws and legal considerations and their effect on cyber planning. Knowledge
3235 Knowledge of deconfliction processes and procedures. Knowledge
3257 Knowledge of target and threat organization structures, critical capabilities, and critical vulnerabilities. Knowledge
3262 Knowledge of evolving/emerging communications technologies. Knowledge
3264 Knowledge of existing, emerging, and long-range issues related to cyber operations strategy, policy, and organization. Knowledge
3356 Knowledge of organization policies and planning concepts for partnering with internal and/or external organizations. Knowledge
3419 Knowledge of organization or partner exploitation of digital networks. Knowledge
3585 Knowledge of accepted organization planning systems. Knowledge
3591 Knowledge of organization objectives, leadership priorities, and decision-making risks. Knowledge
3615 Knowledge of the structure and intent of organization specific plans, guidance and authorizations. Knowledge
3627 Knowledge of cryptologic capabilities, limitations, and contributions to cyber operations. Knowledge
3638 Knowledge of organization issues, objectives, and operations in cyber as well as regulations and policy directives governing cyber operations. Knowledge
3639 Knowledge of organization cyber operations programs, strategies, and resources. Knowledge
6900 * Knowledge of specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses. Knowledge
6935 * Knowledge of cloud computing service models Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS). Knowledge
6938 * Knowledge of cloud computing deployment models in private, public, and hybrid environment and the difference between on-premises and off-premises environments. Knowledge
KSAT ID Description KSAT
105 Knowledge of 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). Knowledge
310 Knowledge of legal governance related to admissibility (e.g., Federal Rules of Evidence). Knowledge
383 Skill in using scientific rules and methods to solve problems. Skill
454 Conduct interviews of victims and witnesses and conduct interviews or interrogations of suspects. Task
507A Determine and develop leads and identify sources of information in order to identify and/or prosecute the responsible parties to an intrusion or other crimes. Task
512 Develop a plan to investigate alleged crime, violation, or suspicious activity utilizing computers and the internet. Task
564A Document original condition of digital and/or associated evidence (e.g., via digital photographs, written reports, hash function checking). Task
597 Establish relationships, if applicable, between the incident response team and other groups, both internal (e.g., legal department) and external (e.g., law enforcement agencies, vendors, and public relations professionals). Task
620A Employ information technology (IT) systems and digital storage media to solve, investigate, and/or prosecute cybercrimes and fraud committed against people and property. Task
623 Fuse computer network attack analyses with criminal and counterintelligence investigations and operations. Task
633 Identify and/or determine whether a security incident is indicative of a violation of law that requires specific legal action. Task
636 Identify digital evidence for examination and analysis in such a way as to avoid unintentional alteration. Task
649 Identify, collect, and seize documentary or physical evidence, to include digital media and logs associated with cyber intrusion incidents, investigations, and operations. Task
788A Prepare reports to document the investigation following legal standards and requirements. Task
843 Secure the electronic device or information source. Task
917 Knowledge of social dynamics of computer attackers in a global context. Knowledge
1039 Skill in evaluating the trustworthiness of the supplier and/or product. Skill
3480 Knowledge of security implications of software configurations. Knowledge
5040 Analyze the crisis situation to ensure public, personal, and resource protection. Task
5070 Assess the behavior of the individual victim, witness, or suspect as it relates to the investigation. Task
5210 Determine the extent of threats and recommend courses of action and countermeasures to mitigate risks. Task
5580 Provide criminal investigative support to trial counsel during the judicial process. Task
6230 Knowledge of crisis management protocols, processes, and techniques. Knowledge
6370 Knowledge of physical and physiological behaviors that may indicate suspicious or abnormal activity. Knowledge
6440 Knowledge of the judicial process, including the presentation of facts and evidence. Knowledge