Cloud Security Assessor
Location: Laurel, Maryland
Posted: November 29, 2016
Reference ID: 1291222956
TAD PGS, INC. is currently seeking a Cloud Security Assessor for one of our clients in Laurel, MD
This is a National Security position requiring U.S. Citizenship.
**Candidate must have a Secret clearance**
Founded in 1942 to aid a country at war, our client provides solutions to national security and scientific challenges with systems engineering and integration, research and development, and analysis. Their scientists, engineers, and analysts serve as trusted advisors and technical experts to the government, ensuring the reliability of complex technologies that safeguard this nation's security and advance the frontiers of space.
As a commercial cloud security assessor, the selectee will provide technical support and develop technical guidance relating to information (IT) security compliance issues that involve a range of cloud models, architecture, security, network and storage technologies and protocols.
Conduct and review risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and operational cloud service offerings (CSO) to identify vulnerabilities, risks and protection needs
Provide recommendations on cloud security issues to ensure sound security principles are reflected in CSOs
Conduct analyses of information system standard security products and associated systems in order to determine overall technical features and standard security protection required for information systems and networks processing at all levels of information security
Assess compliance with National Institute of Standards (NIST) Moderate and High impact Risk Management Framework (RMF) Information Assurance (IA) controls
Develop procedures and guidance to accelerate compliance assessment process to validate CSO ' s
Compliance with FedRAMP and DoD cloud security requirements to prevent and defend CSOs systems, networks and data
Develop risk analysis for new and current information systems and networks to identify risks inherent in the design and countermeasures installed or required
Analyze the operations activities of numerous network security systems, firewalls and intrusion detection systems.
ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification.
Bachelors or higher degree in Computer Science or related technical field, plus 5+ years of experience.
Must have experience with securing enterprise systems, evaluating cyber security threats, designing/deploying operational networks, and knowledge of enterprise security technologies and products.
Must have strong knowledge of DoD IT Security Policies and Procedures related to cybersecurity and risk assessments
Strong written and oral communications skills. Briefing experience.
A Secret security clearance is required to work on-site at DISA HQ.
Preferred Candidates will possess the following
Security Penetration Testing or Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Certification
Risk Management Framework Security Assessments
System Security Plan development
Security Assessment Plan development
Security Assessment Report Development
Federal Risk Assessment and Management Program (FedRAMP) knowledge
7+ years evaluating, developing, and implementing guidance to protect information technology systems; identifying IT risks and vulnerabilities and determining level of IT protection needs.
A minimum interim Secret security clearance is required to perform on this task
TAD PGS, INC. specializes in delivering secure, reliable and rapidly implemented workforce solutions to the U.S. Federal marketplace, including U.S. Government agencies and their prime contractors. With more than 50 years of experience, TAD PGS, INC. has earned a reputation for accountability, a value that government agencies and prime contractors both demand and deserve.
TAD PGS, INC. sources professionals for the full spectrum of federal positions, from administrative to management, and those contracts requiring extremely niche-oriented technical skills and the highest levels of security clearance.