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IT Security Specialist
Company Tactibit Technologies
Location Suitland, MD
Preferred GIAC Certifications GCIH
Travel 0%
Salary Not provided
Contact Name Anonymous
Contact Email careers/at/
Expires 2021-06-06

Job Description

About the IT Security Specialist position
We are looking for an experienced IT Security Specialist to join our team in Suitland, MD. You will provide information security support for satellite data and products for the public and government. Your duties will include protecting system boundaries, assessing security posture, and developing security measures to protect information from unauthorized access or loss.

You should possesses both deep and wide expertise in the security space and have a background in security or systems administration.

IT Security Specialist responsibilities are:
Perform vulnerability scans, code reviews, and other assessments to identify cybersecurity risks

Support operations teams including operators, system and network administrators, and software developers by carefully planning, coordinating, and monitoring security activities to avoid mission disruption

Analyze vulnerability scans, threat intelligence reports, and other information sources to recommend corrective actions and triage mitigation strategies

Design, plan, deploy, and monitor security monitoring tools such as ArcSight, Tripwire, FireEye, and McAfee ePO

Support routine and ad-hoc audits by collecting technical artifacts that demonstrate compliance from servers, workstations, and network devices

Review and document standard operating procedures and protocols

Create technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks

Prepare detailed reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes and propositions for further system security enhancement

IT Security Specialist requirements are:
2+ years' experience of working on IT Security Specialist or other relevant position

Experience performing and analyzing vulnerability scans using Tenable Nessus or similar tools

Good experience in security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management, etc

Good experience with network security and networking technologies and with system, security, and network monitoring tools

In-depth knowledge of database and operating system security including applying and scoring secure configuration checklists such as CIS Benchmarks or DISA STIGs

Good familiarity of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols

Understanding of cloud computing and hybrid cloud architecture

Strong problem solving skills and ability to work under pressure

BS degree in Computer Science or other related area

Must be able to pass a full background investigation and obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility

Desired Qualifications are:
Experience with Federal government information security compliance, especially the NIST Risk Management Framework and NIST SP 800-53 security controls
Programming or scripting skills
Industry certifications such as CISSP, GCIH, Security+, and CEH