Exploitation analysts have many of the same skills of DNEAs, but their primary mission is more focused on exploitation. In addition to maintaining DNEA-level understanding of adversary networks, exploitation analysts have to understand network defenses and vulnerabilities to create exploitation plans and make operational adjustments.
Relevant experience must be in computer or information systems design/development, programming, information/cyber/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance, and/or systems engineering. Additionally, must have experience in network or system administration. If not credited toward education requirements, completion of military training in a relevant area such as JCAC (Joint Cyber Analysis Course), Undergraduate Cyber Training (UCT), Network Warfare Bridge Course (NWBC)/Intermediate Network Warfare Training (INWT), Cyber Defense Operations will be considered towards relevant experience requirement (i.e., 20-24 week courses will count as 6 months of experience, 10-14 weeks will count as 3 months of experience).
18 semester hours of military training/ coursework in networking, computer science, or cyber topics is equivalent to an Associate’s degree (applicable to Level 1 – Level 4).
Network Engineering, Systems Engineering, Information Technology, or related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Information Assurance, or Computer Security)