Cyber operations specialists execute defensive and offensive cyberspace operations (DCO and OCO). Cyber operations specialists ensure the freedom of maneuver within the cyberspace domain and deny the same to adversaries.
Perform cyber attacks/defenses
Cyber intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance actions on specified systems and networks
Conduct network terrain audits, penetration testing, basic digital forensics data analysis, and software threat analysis
React to cyberspace events, employ cyberspace defense infrastructure capabilities, collect basic digital forensics data, provide incident response impact assessments and produce network security posture assessments
Job training for a cyber operations specialist requires completing 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and two phases of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Phase one is located in Corry Station, FL for 25 weeks and phase two is located in Fort Gordon, GA for 20 weeks.
Some of the skills you'll learn are:
Conducting defensive cyberspace operations
Conducting offensive cyberspace operations
Self-discipline, confidence and intelligence
Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
Ability to make quick decisions
Capability to bear numerous responsibilities
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.