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Security Assessor - Senior

Company: Zermount Inc.
Location: Springfield
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Design, develop, engineer, and implement solutions. Perform complex risk analyses which also include risk assessment. Establish and satisfy information assurance and security requirements based upon the analysis of user, policy, regulatory, and resource demands. Support customers at the highest levels in the development and implementation of doctrine and policies. Apply know-how to government and commercial common user systems, as well as to dedicated special purpose systems requiring specialized security features and procedures. Perform analysis, design, and development of security features for system architectures.

Specialized Responsibilities:

  • Assess all applicable security controls defined in the in the mandated DHS Compliance tool and applicable to the systems under their purview.
  • Complete a FIPS-199, Privacy Threshold Analysis (PTS), E-Authorization, Contingency Plans (CPs), Contingency Plan Tests, Security Plans.
  • Develop the SA Package documentation to include Security Assessment Plans (SAP), Security Assessment Reports (SAR), ATO Letters, ATO Recommendation Memo, Risk Assessment Memos, CFO Designation Memo, POA&M finding matrices, Executive Data Sheet (EDS), OA artifacts, etc.
  • Gather evidence for ATO efforts and store results in the mandated DHS Compliance Tool and/or in a separate customer repository.
  • Review for upgrades and provide recommendation on whether this will result in major or minor changes and overall cybersecurity impact and utilize tools for tracking of changes.
  • Provide recommendations for refining and/or improving existing RMF processes and procedures and support implementation of these changes.

    Basic Responsibilities:
    • Analyze IT specifications to assess security risks. Design and implement safety measures and data recover plans. Secure networks.
    • Inspect customers systems for vulnerable points of access. Monitor network activities and communicate them to teams.

      Required Qualifications:
      • Knowledge of NIST Guidelines and FISMA Cybersecurity compliance requirements Technical knowledge of IT systems.
      • Knowledge of and experience using relevant cybersecurity and analysis tools such as Archer, Nessus Security Center, Splunk, etc.
      • Experience communicating effectively, both oral and written, with technical, non-technical, and executive-level customers.

        Basic Qualifications:
        • Proven experience as a Computer Security Specialist.
        • Programming skills are preferred.
        • Familiarity with security frameworks e.g. NIST Cybersecurity framework and risk management methodologies.
        • Knowledge of patch management, firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems.
        • Familiarity with public key infrastructure (PKI) and cryptographic protocols e.g. SSL/ TLS.
        • An analytical mind with excellent problem-solving ability.
        • Outstanding communication and organization skills.
        • Decision-making skills.

          Years of experience or Education requirement: Education: Bachelor preferable but professional experience is Permitted:
          • 7 years minimum of IT Cybersecurity experience including direct support of the US government and 4 years acting as an ISSO, assessor, or compliance analyst OR
          • A relevant Bachelors degree in IT, Computer Science or engineering with 5 years of IT cybersecurity experience including direct support for the US Government and 4 years acting as an ISSO, assessor, or compliance analyst

            Certifications and Training (Required): At least one of the following security certifications:
            • Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)
            • Certified Information Systems Security Officer (CISSO)
            • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
            • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

              Clearance level:
              • Must have at least a Secret Level Security Clearance.

                Work Location: Remote is authorized and the location of performance is Springfield, VA, Annapolis Junction, MD and Freedom Center in Herndon, VA. Travel is not reimbursed for travel between Performance location and Remote Location.

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