Cybersecurity Specialist

Full Time
D.C. Metro

Location: Adelphi, MD

The Cybersecurity Specialist will provide the Information Assurance Manager’s (IAM) office with support and guidance through established Department of Defense (DoD) and Army policies.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform IA assessments of organization and advice on best IT security practices for an R&D environment.
  • Process IAM policy exception requests, perform risk assessments and provide guidance and recommendations that adhere to Army and DoD policy.
  • Evaluate emerging cybersecurity tools and technologies for organizational impact.
  • Coordinate cybersecurity inspections such as: DAIG, CSA, and CCRI, RMF.
  • Manage IAM office user requests and tickets and provide guidance and recommendations that adhere to Army and DoD policy.
  • Assist IA staff with ensuring that organization is meeting DoD 8570 requirements.
  • Assist IA staff with the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) processes.
  • Assist IA staff with software assurance and vulnerability management for the organization.
  • Perform incident and spillage management.
  • Write and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Provide quality customer service.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Active DoD clearance
  • Must be DoD 8570 compliant and maintain required certifications for an IAM II appointment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft, Apple, and UNIX operating systems
  • 3+ years in Information Assurance and/or system security
  • Understanding of DoD and Army IA policies, guidance, and best practices.
  • Understands RMF assessment and DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) accreditation packages
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in work experience.
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office products such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel


Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • IASO/ISSO/IAM experience.
  • Experience evaluating and managing vulnerabilities for a DoD network.
  • Experience with Army A&A processes.
  • Experience leading meetings or training sessions.
  • Experience with managing cybersecurity projects.
  • Knowledge of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), Army Gold Master (AGM) and SCAP scans.
  • Experience using DoD IA tools (e.g., eMASS, Retina, Nessus, Host Based Security System (HBSS))
  • Experience with Vulnerability Management
  • Knowledge of DoD Assessment & Authorization procedures.

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