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Sr. Information Security Specialist job

n-LinkWashington, DC
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CORPORATE SUMMARY:

n-Link Corporation was founded in 1995 as a high-end enterprise IT solutions firm attracting high-flying performers to join our company of owners. As a woman-owned small business, the founder created an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in 1999 and 10 years later became 100% ESOP-owned. In 2011, the company was selected as a \"Top Small Company Workplaces\" by Inc. Magazine and was awarded the prestigious \"Innovation Award\" by the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO). n-Link has also won a place on Inc. Magazine's 500/5000 fastest growing companies list for several years.

JOB SUMMARY:

This role will entail leading tasks for the organization's federal information security management act (FISMA) business activities within various internal and external boundaries, including: core infrastructure, and hosted application delivery, and security operations as it relates to servers and applications as well as IT Policy, high impact systems and Cloud managed services and applications assessment and review in support of authorizations to operate (ATOs).

Acting as a subject matter expert in the FISMA and Security Assessment & Authorization (SA&A) lifecycle process. You will be responsible for planning, developing, finalizing, and reviewing key deliverables in each stage of the SA&A process. As a result, a strong understanding of standards and requirements outlined by FISMA, NIST, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and others are required.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Support FISMA security assessment and authorization (SA&A) tasks and activities for various general support systems (GSS), major/minor applications (MA). Work face-to-face with Mission Solutions & Mission Operations key personnel; interviewing, planning, or participating in a team effort to bring multiple complex systems to accreditation ready state.

* Conduct technical reviews of new and existing IT systems in order to identify the appropriate control identification & mitigation strategies required to bring these systems into compliance with established policy and industry guidelines.

* Prepare authorization to operate (ATO) documents and supporting artifacts.

* Interact with Security, Engineering, and Operations support teams.

* Create POA&Ms.

* Initiate and verify the completeness of authorization or re-authorization of all systems.

* Monitor and maintain current knowledge of applicable Federal and organization security laws, memorandums, mandates, guidance, and alerts.

* Collaborate with system owners and support staff to understand system requirements, and provide guidance on how to best protect their applications in accordance with NIST.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

* Possess active TOP SECRET security clearance

* Bachelor's degree and seven (7) or more years of job-related experience (or equivalent combination). Four (4) or more years of progressive information security experience with Federal Government projects, preferred

* Possesses a industry-recognized certification, which can include, but is not limited to:

* Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)

* Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

* Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)

* Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH)

* Knowledge of FISMA and NIST SP 800-53 requirements, and cybersecurity principles

* Strong customer-service attitude, and ability to multi-task and work independently

* Strong knowledge and experience with the most recent FISMA regulations, NIST special publications, FIPS publications, and OMB regulations

* Demonstrated knowledge of Federal regulations and standards, such as the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Security Publication 800-53, standards and guidance published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Security Publications.

* Experience with security control assessment (SCA) testing

* Knowledge of system security plans (SSP), and security risk and vulnerability assessments

* Familiarity with the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

* Experience creating and reviewing and detailed authorization to operate (ATO) package documents such as some of the following: SSP, SAR, CP, CMP, and POAM

BENEFITS & PERKS:

n-Link provides competitive benefits to include, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

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Associated topics: forensic, identity, identity access management, iam, information technology security, phish, security, security engineer, security officer, vulnerability
Estimated annual salary
$95,440
average
Minimum
$74,394
Maximum
$114,582

TASKS

  • Develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs.
  • Monitor current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection systems.
  • Encrypt data transmissions and erect firewalls to conceal confidential information as it is being transmitted and to keep out tainted digital transfers.
  • Perform risk assessments and execute tests of data processing system to ensure functioning of data processing activities and security measures.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Engineering and TechnologyKnowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
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Dental InsuranceVision Insurance
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n-Link

Type

Company - Private

Size

Small

Revenue

$10M to $25M

Location

Washington, DC, and others

Industry

Computer/Internet

Founded

1995

CEO

Sandra Green

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