Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Network Operations Security Center (NOSC) is a US Government program responsible to monitor, detect, analyze, mitigate, and respond to cyber threats and adversarial activity on the DHS Enterprise. The DHS NOSC has primary responsibility for monitoring and responding to security events and incidents detected at the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) and Policy Enforcement Point (PEP) and is responsible for directing and coordinating detection and response activities performed by each Component Security Operations Center (SOC). Direction and coordination are achieved through a shared DHS incident tracking system and other means of coordination and communication.
Information Security Vulnerability Management
Lead the Vulnerability Management function of the overall Vulnerability Assessment Team, working with the Vulnerability Assessment function and Penetration Testing function under a unified Vulnerability Assessment Lead
Create and maintain vulnerability scan policies, including host-based, network, database, and web-based vulnerabilities
Create and maintain compliance scan policies
Maintain a master asset list
Troubleshoot scan issues and coordinate with appropriate team members
Continuously research emerging threats to the environment in order to disseminate the information to all stakeholders, immediately assess the known environment for presence of the vulnerability, and work with the NOSC, Enterprise VAT, and enterprise networking teams to proactively block exploitation within the DHS environment
Coordinate with NOSC cybersecurity leadership and FISMA system ISSOs and system owners to explain findings, provide recommendations on mitigations, and advocate for mitigation of vulnerabilities
Track and trend vulnerabilities for HQ NOSC to assess and depict risk posture through relevant metrics collection
Correlate CISA KVEs, CTI reports, and DHS cybersecurity policies and incorporate into NOSC scanning policies as applicable
Conduct, operate, and maintain vulnerability/compliance assessments and the resulting data and reports
Author and maintain SOPs and runbooks
Other duties as assigned
Bachelors’ degree from an accredited college in IT, cybersecurity, computer science, or related field, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 8-12 years of professional experience; or a Masters’ degree with 6-10 years of professional experience with.
At least six years of direct experience in vulnerability assessment/management
Familiar with the management, operational, and technical aspects of IT Security in a complex environment.
Experience working with industry-standard cybersecurity methodologies and processes
Advanced knowledge of TCP/IP protocols
Experience configuring and implementing various technical security solutions,
Substantial experience managing vulnerability/compliance scans using Tenable Nessus and/or Security Center
Expert in Nessus Manager
Expert in Tenable.io
Expert in Kali Linux and associated tools
Expert in Core Impact
Expert in Burp Suite Pro
The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual with the ability to skillfully balance mission and personnel goals and objectives
The candidate will need to pass the customer specific background check and investigation prior to a start date with Leidos.
The position can be in DC, Ashburn, VA, Chandler, AZ or Stennis, MS
Should have at least one of the following certifications:
SANS GIAC: GCIA, GMON, GCDA GPEN, GEVA, GWAPT, GSNA, GISF, GAWN, GXPN, GWEB
Offensive Security: OSCP, OSCE, OSWP, OSEE
EC Council: CEH
Pay Range:Pay Range $97,500.00 - $176,250.00
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.
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 46,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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