More About the Role:
Leidos is seeking a Junior Cybersecurity Specialist to support cybersecurity authorization related efforts for NGEN-R. NGEN-R is the largest IT services program for the Navy. Under the Service Management, Integration, and Transport portion of NGEN-R, Leidos team will deliver the core backbone of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, including cybersecurity services, network operations, service desk, and data transport. Ultimately, Leidos team will support the Navy in unifying its shore-based networks and data management to improve capability and service while also saving significant dollars by focusing efforts under one enterprise network.
What You'll Get to Do:
The Junior Cybersecurity Specialist will perform cybersecurity authorization services, including acting as a point of contact and subject matter expert for vulnerability scanning and patch compliance for information system assets using variety of security tools. Responsibilities include:
•Perform information system Assessment and Authorization testing, assessing and liaison activities, including security scans, scan results analysis and audit trail log reviews. Document scan results and findings according to NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) processes.
•Recommend remediation and mitigation actions on the vulnerability scan results.
•Monitor and verify patch compliance using the approved technical solution (i.e., Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)) Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert (IAVA) compliance dashboards.
•Coordinate with local administrators to troubleshoot and elevate patching issues in a timely manner in order to meet patch compliance timelines.
•Research and analyze current threats and vulnerabilities that may affect performing focused asset authorization assessments.
•Evaluate software and hardware during pre-acquisition phases to determine its ability to meet minimum security requirements based on NIST SP 800-53 Rev4 security controls.
•Review site Access Control Lists (ACLs) for logical and physical access and validate that permitted activity is relevant to current systems/network environment.
•Participate to develop and maintain system security documentation, including drafting, reviewing, editing and recommending guidance for Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures (TTP), Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Score Card.
•Review all system logs for indications of unauthorized activity, escalate suspicious or abnormal log information.
•Assist in managing the day-to-day activities of Cybersecurity Authorization including transition from current incumbent.
•Support the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process for cybersecurity using applicable tools.
•Participate in strategic network, security, and operations new technology planning.
•Assist the engineering managers employ approved defense-in-depth principles and practices (e.g., defense-in-multiple places, layered defenses, and security robustness).
•Attend and participate in required enterprise systems cybersecurity authorization meetings or teleconferences.
You'll Bring These Qualifications:
•BS degree (or equivalent) and less than 2 years of experience (in Cybersecurity, Information Security, IT, EE, Network Engineering, Computer Science, or related field. Additional years of experience and cyber certifications may be considered in lieu of degree).
•US Citizen and DoD Secret Clearance.
•Minimum 2 years of prior relevant experience.
•Hands-on experience with a variety of cybersecurity tools.
•Hands-on experience in working with DoD networks.
•Experience in FISMA and other information assurance assurance-related compliance reporting.
•Ability to multi-task, self-assign work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
•Strong analytical, communication and troubleshooting skills that enable proactive and effective collaboration with a virtual team, including the ability to clearly articulate status and present to both customers and program leadership.
•Technical knowledge and skills in one of the following areas: cybersecurity assessment, vulnerability scanning, integration and testing, data analytics or security operations.
•Hold an active security certification that meets DOD 8570 IAT level II or higher, such as Security+ CE or CISSP.
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
•Knowledge of cybersecurity assessment and authorization (A&A) and associated processes, procedures, and activities in accordance with DoDI 8500.01, DoDI 8551.01, and other applicable NIST instructions, guidelines.
•Experience supporting the formal Cybersecurity/IA testing required by government accrediting authorities, and preparing System Security Plans.
•Exceptional communication abilities, both verbal and written, including business writing on complex topics.
•Proven ability to work with other managers of other service support models and supporting teams.
•Willing to perform shift work.
•Technical understanding of supporting security initiatives, conducting security monitoring, reporting and maintaining security compliance following security regulations and policies.
•Motivated self-starter with ability to lead and work in a matrix organization and communicate effectively with peers, subordinates and program leadership.
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:Yes, 50%
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Cyber Security
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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