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Information Security Engineer - CDM advisor
Location: Rockville, MD, - Local candodate prefrred( REMOTE till covid)
Duration: 12+ months
US Citizen or Green Card preferred

Client is seeking a highly motivated, flexible, organized, and detail-oriented Information Security Engineer - CDM advisor to join our dynamic team at Rockville, MD.

Job Responsibilities:

Client is seeking an information security analyst who will be a key member of a consulting team providing advice and support, to federal agencies, in the areas of Information Security. This role will be primarily responsible for

  • Analyzes data (events, alerts, vulnerabilities, etc.) from cyber security tools and performs cross-walks to NIST 800-53 controls to support a continuous diagnostic and monitoring environment for systems with authority to operate within the organization
  • Analyzes data from internal systems (system exemptions, waivers, etc.) against authorization boundaries and performs cross-walks to NIST 800-53 controls to support a continuous diagnostic and monitoring environment for systems with authority to operate within the organization
  • Ability to correlate all reported events from various multiple systems and network areas where potential security incident is identified; ensure the situation is handled promptly and effectively by starting the process of security incident response

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree in MIS, CS, or related cybersecurity discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 8 years' experience in Information Security is required along with excellent knowledge of at least 3 of the following:
    • Assessment and Accreditation of systems
    • Security Operations Center support
    • Vulnerability management and remediation
    • Carving, compiling and analyzing security incident related artifacts
    • Network forensics
  • Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills required.
  • Overall Risk Management processes (e.g., methods for assessing, mitigating and accepting risks).
  • Cybersecurity principles, security models, organizational requirements ( confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation), cyber threats, risks and vulnerabilities, cryptography and cryptographic key management concepts, host/network access control mechanisms (e.g., ACLs), network access, identity, & access management (e.g., PKIs), Computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.
  • Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities; Ethical hacking principles, general attack stages; Specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses; programming language structures and logic.
  • Able to communicate, verbally and in writing, complex technical issues with simplicity & clarity.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with various cyber security monitoring tools to include: Tenable, Netsparker, Forescout, DBProtect,
  • Exposure to various cyber security incident / even management tools: Splunk, Qradar, Arcsight
  • Knowledge of end point protection tools, such as: McAfee, Symantec, Cylance, Absolute
  • Knowledge of FISMA and NIST 800-53 security controls and assessment and accreditation requirements
  • Prior experience supporting federal government agencies

Applicants selected will be subject to a Public Trust background security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to sensitive information. US Citizens or Permanent Residents only.

             

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