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Information Security Risk Specialist, Senior

Booz Allen Hamilton
parental leave, paid holidays, tuition assistance, tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States, Maryland, Aberdeen Proving Ground
May 24, 2024
Job Number: R0198538

Information Security Risk Specialist, Senior

Key Role:

Work alongside supervisors and managers as well as alongside technical personnel such as Network Engineers and System Administrators. Participate in the development or modification of computer environment security program plans and requirements. Supervise or manage protective or corrective measures when a cybersecurity incident or vulnerability is discovered. Ensure that cybersecurity requirements are integrated into the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) for that system or DoD Component. Ensure that cybersecurity requirements are appropriately identified in computer environment operation procedures. Prepare, distribute, and maintain plans, instructions, guidance, and standard operating procedures concerning the security of network systems operations. Develop security requirements specific to an IT acquisition for inclusion in procurement documents. Develop security requirements for hardware, software, and services acquisitions specific to cybersecurity programs. Ensure that IA and IA-enabled software, hardware, and firmware comply with appropriate security configuration guidelines, policies, and procedures. Review cybersecurity plans and identify alternative functional cybersecurity strategies to address organizational security concerns. Ensure that cybersecurity inspections, tests, and reviews are coordinated. Evaluate the presence and adequacy of security measures proposed or provided in response to requirements contained in acquisition documents. Advise the Authorizing Official of any changes affecting any systems' security posture.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of experience working in cybersecurity

  • 2+ years of experience with using Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS)

  • Experience with authorization actions concerning software development and testing

  • Experience with the interpretation of patterns of non-compliance to determine their impact on levels of risk or overall effectiveness of the enclave's cybersecurity program

  • Experience with evaluating risk analysis in the decision-making process

  • Experience with evaluating proposals to determine if proposed security solutions effectively address enclave requirements, as detailed in solicitation documents

  • Experience with reviewing cybersecurity policies

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Bachelor's degree

  • CompTIA Security+ Certification

Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the configuration management (CM) of DoD software, including source code, documentation, and fieldable products

  • Knowledge of DoD security and program protection and declassification operations

  • Knowledge of DoD 8500, AR 25-2, AR 70-1, and DA PAM 70-3 Army Acquisition Implementation

  • TS/SCI clearance

  • ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification

  • Microsoft IT Professional (MCITP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) on Windows 2016 or 2019 Server, Windows 10 MCSE, or Operating Systems Certifications

  • Linux Certifications

  • Cisco Networking Certifications


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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