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The Leidos Defense Group is hiring a Cybersecurity Specialist for Vulnerability Management & Remediation. The job location for this position is primarily at Joint Base Andrews (JBA); however, the successful candidate will complete and oversee tasks at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) and the Pentagon as well.
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Remediating the “remaining” 5% of open vulnerabilities that are not patched by the automated patching solution using various strategies (e.g., scripting, manual patching, submitting tickets, quarantining, etc.)
Reviewing and validating DISA STIG compliance submissions from System Owners, ensuring all controls are configured and all checklists are updated appropriately
Investigating newly issued, unanalyzed vulnerabilities, and determining the risk to Department of Defense (DoD) Information Systems (IS) based upon prior knowledge and experience
Analyzing patch compliance and compliance reports from Combatant Commands, Service Cyber Components, Agencies, and Field Activities to determine risk and security posture of DoD IS
Developing mitigation orders for identified vulnerabilities, leveraging an in-depth understanding of vendor products and fix actions
Compiling daily, weekly, and annual vulnerability metrics for affected and unaffected DoD products
Reviewing System Owner remediation efforts, ensuring compliance or escalating noncompliance
Preparing formal reports and presentations to share findings and recommendations
Presenting vulnerability reports to cross-functional stakeholders, including Cybersecurity leadership
Tracking end-of-life software on DoD IS, addressing with removal or upgrades
Tracking and reporting vulnerability compliance in DoD/DoD component systems
Creating situational awareness products, providing DoD components with detailed information on vulnerabilities and appropriate mitigation strategies.
Tracking potential threats (e.g., vulnerabilities and exploits, worms, and viruses) and notifying customer/stakeholders.
Developing, documenting, & conveying Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) operational requirements
Enhancing capabilities to identify, track, and remediate vulnerabilities, including efforts to develop a real-time patch management capability
Reviewing/approving Plans of Actions and Milestones (POA&Ms), Operational Impact Statements, and Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert (IAVA) compliance and managing/generating reports on the same
Required Experience, Skills, and Education:
Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Information Systems, or related discipline and 8+ years of direct experience; or master’s degree and 6+ years of experience. Additional relevant/specialized training and experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
Current, DoD 8570-compliant certification for IAT Level II (e.g., Security + w/CE) prior to start.
Active DoD Secret clearance or higher.
Hands-on experience conducting vulnerability assessment and analysis utilizing SCAP, ACAS/NESSUS, and DISA STIGs
Experience interpreting security advisories - leveraging diverse sources to gain a technical understanding of a vulnerability, exploitation, and its potential impact.
Experience troubleshooting Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM)
Experience with direct customers interactions to handle service inquiries and problems
Experience with server patch management methodologies
Experience with Scripting/Automation using PowerShell and shell script language
Ability to troubleshoot and fix existing PowerShell and shell scripts
Technical experience discovering, validating, and remediating network vulnerabilities
Experience mentoring junior personnel
Proven time management skills
Strong oral and written communications skills
History of working effectively on a team - supporting peers to improve processes and delivering results
Experience with Enterprise IT Service Management systems (e.g., Remedy)
Preferred Experience, Skills, and Education:
Experience with HBSS, Tanium, and MECM
Active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI
Pay Range:Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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