Northrop Grumman Cyber Info Assurance Anlyst 4 in Landover, Maryland

The Cyber Information Assurance Analyst candidate will be required to perform the following duties:

Manage the security (hardware/software) requirements including communications, network interfaces, trusted system, trusted computing, TEMPEST and all Government security requirements (including Continuous Monitoring procedures, ICD 503 and NSSI No. 1253).

Participate in architectural discussions and provide input related to system security vulnerabilities brought on through hardware and software modifications, upgrades, and changes.

Provide guidance to Software Developers, Systems Engineers, and Operations staff on system security, Certification & Accreditation (C&A) issues, information security policy, and determine security issues and impacts.

Perform system C&A planning, assessment validation, testing, and liaison activities.

Advise on the system security posture of a multi-platform environment which includes Redhat Linux VMWare ESX, Mac OS and Sun Solaris; adheres to strong systems administration techniques and procedures.

Establish and maintain best practices and procedures for patch management, virus management, and operating system upgrades.

Provide automated system monitoring and reporting.

Implement the requirements for Multi-Level and Compartmented Mode security.

Review all Configuration Control Board items for compliance with security requirements.

Be responsible for all security-related tasks under all phases of design and evolution through integration and test. - -Perform trusted system design and evolution.

Design, develop, engineer, integrate and implement solutions that meet the system's security requirements.

Perform vulnerability/risk analysis of computer systems and applications during all phases of the system lifecycle.

Assess and mitigate system security threats and risks throughout the program life cycle.

Support the preparation, submission and maintenance of Trusted Facility Manuals, System Security Plans (SSP), Security Concept of Operations (CONOPS), Security Requirements Traceability Matrix (SRTM), and other security related documentation for compliance with security features and enhancements.

A successful candidate will have experience with creating and executing security certification test plans, performing

ISSO-related duties, conducting computer security briefings, conducting security audits and ensuring that the audit records are archived for future reference, and providing recommendations resulting from system vulnerability scan reports and hardening guide documentation

Basic Qualifications level 4:

BS Degree and nine (9) years of related experience OR thirteen (13) of related experience in lieu of degree.

  • Experience with network protection technologies, operating system vulnerability analysis and correction, methods to mitigate system-wide security vulnerabilities, distribution and transmission techniques, and impedance matching (balanced/unbalanced).

  • Fluent in the Government's directives governing Multi-Level Security and Compartment Mode systems.

  • Active Top Secret Clearance with ability to obtain SCI access. SCI Clearance is required to start on the program

  • US Citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A successful Cyber Information Assurance Analyst candidate shall have Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in a technical discipline.

  • A successful Cyber Information Assurance Analyst candidate shall meet requirements for the Information Assurance

Technical (IAT) Level III certification (e.g.CISSP).

  • A successful candidate should have experience with Apple MacIntosh, COTS, UNIX, Linux and be able to analyze and define security requirements for local and wide area networks.

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Job Category : Information Technology