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Security Analyst

  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 19-05336
  • Date: September 05, 2019
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Job Description - Security Analyst

General Responsibilities:

Information Security Analyst with strong technical, analytical, interpersonal, and organization skills to provide security support and expertise for a government client.



  • Three (3) or more years in conducting and or supporting IT detailed security assessments within a standard security framework (e.g., NIST, ISO, COBIT) including producing structured compliance management documents and report deliverables
  • Five (5) or more years of performing technical tasks associated with security engagements performing and documenting compliance analysis, determining remediation, and guiding remedial activities
  • 3 or more years in performing IT operations and/or administration.

Attributes and Tasking:

  • Translate DoD, federal, state, and organizational compliance requirements into documented processes, procedures, guidelines, and standards.
  • Maintain and update documentation, processes, procedures, guidelines and standards based on FISMA standards.
  • Perform vulnerability management activities: identify vulnerabilities, investigate/recommend options to mitigate, coordinate/perform remediation, and validate compliance.
  • Implement and maintain Continuous Monitoring program.
  • Conduct analysis of system designs, processes, and procedures to document the applicable security controls in accordance with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 and FedRAMP guidelines and requirements.
  • Respond to third party test and evaluation findings to obtain system Authorization to Operate (ATO).
  • Demonstrable ability to interface with C- and Director-level clients with respect to comprehensive security posture assessment with a basis in compliance standards such as NIST, HIPAA, PCI, etc.
  • Provide project management, communications, task assignment/tracking, reporting and other activities as required to support responsibilities.

Evaluate security products and provide senior management with technical and financial decision support for the selection and integration of all security-related technologies.

  • Maintain ongoing industry knowledge in the following security-related areas: (a) pertinent government legislation, regulation, policies, and practices related to information systems security; (b) methodologies and best practices that are commonly used in the information systems security industry; (c) existing and emerging COTS software packages, network and telecommunications equipment that support security controls; (d) ongoing sensitivity to and analysis of threats and vulnerabilities including their potential impact on information security.
  • Exhibit strong writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to work closely with all business areas to develop new and existing documentation.
  • Review, update, and format organizational policies in accordance with applicable compliance requirements.
  • Aggregate, parse, rearrange, and revise current documentation according to security requirements, new standards, and formats.
  • Review vendor documentation for relevant content to aid in development of processes, procedures, standards, and guidelines.
  • Create new documentation for processes, procedures, training materials, user guides, web-based content, release notes, internal and external presentations, etc.
  • Support the conduct of proof-of-concept efforts for evaluation of security-related products.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) or equivalent certification
  • Experience implementing the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800 series and the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Minimum of a BS Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Security, Engineering, or related field
  • Demonstrated current broad-based understanding of system architecture, computer technology, design, standards, and products based on both solid formal training and experience
  • Knowledge of and experience managing information security assessments including: penetration tests, physical/social engineering testing, internal network testing, policy/procedure reviews, application testing
  • Demonstrated skills with relationship building, oral and written communication and people management
  • Requires U.S. Citizenship

Desired Skills and Knowledge:

  • Experience in information technology services company with a high degree of involvement in cloud computing environments
  • Experience with scripting languages including VBscript, PowerShell, Python, traditional DOS batch files, and UNIX shell scripting.
  • Experience with using security scanning tools such as Nessus, MBSA
  • Experience with the tools such as Splunk, Tableau, AppDetective
  • Understanding of system design and virtualization techniques
  • Web-based technologies (HTML, XML, Javascript; Browser security; HTML5, AJAX, SOAP, etc.)
  • Experience with the following security compliance standards: FedRAMP, FISMA, NIST



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