SFIA View: Skills for security professionals

Skills for security professionals

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Information security SCTY

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Defining and operating a framework of security controls and security management strategies.

Enterprise and business architecture STPL

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Aligning an organisation's technology strategy with its business mission, strategy, and processes and documenting this using architectural models.

Governance GOVN

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Defining and operating a framework for making decisions, managing stakeholder relationships, and identifying legitimate authority.

Risk management BURM

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Planning and implementing organisation-wide processes and procedures for the management of risk to the success or integrity of the enterprise.

Audit AUDT

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Delivering independent, risk-based assessments of the effectiveness of processes, the controls, and the compliance environment of an organisation.

Information assurance INAS

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Protecting against and managing risks related to the use, storage and transmission of data and information systems.

Continuity management COPL

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Developing, implementing and testing a business continuity framework.

Incident management USUP

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Coordinating responses to incident reports, minimising negative impacts and restoring service as quickly as possible.

Vulnerability research VURE

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Conducting applied research to discover, evaluate and mitigate new or unknown security vulnerabilities and weaknesses.

Threat intelligence THIN

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Developing and sharing actionable insights on current and potential security threats to the success or integrity of an organisation.

Security operations SCAD

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Delivering management, technical and administrative services to implement security controls and security management strategies.

Vulnerability assessment VUAS

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Identifying and classifying security vulnerabilities in networks, systems and applications and mitigating or eliminating their impact.

Digital forensics DGFS

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Recovering and investigating material found in digital devices.

Penetration testing PENT

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Testing the effectiveness of security controls by emulating the tools and techniques of likely attackers.

Research RSCH

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Systematically creating new knowledge by data gathering, innovation, experimentation, evaluation and dissemination.

Personal data protection PEDP

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Implementing and operating a framework of controls and management strategies to promote compliance with personal data legislation.