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Cybersecurity Analyst

Company: Amentum
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Amentum is seeking a Cybersecurity Analyst to support our Portsmouth VA team. This position will provide professional support in the administration of the Division Security function or a specific contract or project to ensure compliance with security regulations and procedures in accordance with DOD, customer- specific guidelines and company-wide security policy and procedures.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Monitor information system activity, collect, review, and retain audit logs to include system logs and records and determine actions to be taken when discrepancies are detected.
  • Collect and review audit data of network activity to support technical analysis relating to misuse, penetration reconstruction, or other security investigations. Investigate and report actual or suspected information systems security incidents, events, or violations and report to the Cybersecurity Manager.
  • Performs analyses to validate established security processes and recommend additional security steps to ensure compliance with applicable DOD IA requirements and baseline IA controls.
  • Conduct network security vulnerability assessments using DoD provided scanning tools and liaison with network administrators to correct identified problems.
  • Review Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVA) for applicability and impact to the range networks. Ensure that all systems are patched and report compliance or problems in achieving compliance to the Cybersecurity Manager.
  • Evaluate information systems for compliance with Defense Information Security Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guideline (STIG) and review measures needed to bring systems into compliance.
  • Conduct vulnerability scanning for new information system deployment or systems temporary connected to CTTR enclaves to support training events or testing. Ensure new information systems are configured in accordance with current DISA STIG's and DoD/DoN Directives.
  • Verify all Virus Signatures are kept up to date, and Automated and Manual Virus Scans are documented, scheduled and are being completed. React to and report actual or suspected events to the Cybersecurity Manager.
  • Assist in evaluation of Information Systems for compliance with Government statutes, DoD 8500.2 IA Controls, DoD FISMA directives, policies and regulations.

Assist in the documentation, review, and assessment of RMF packages including SIP (System Identification Profiles, DIPs (RMF Implementation Plans), Scorecards, POA&Ms, RMF Artifacts, and IA (Information Assurance) Controls.

  • Update/maintain a Plan of Action and Milestone (POA&M) in order to track the resolution of vulnerabilities identified on systems.
  • Ensure IA requirements are identified and included in the design, acquisition, installation, operation, upgrade, or replacement of all Information Technology (IT) dependent systems.
  • Assist the Cybersecurity Manager with the development of the IA related Procedures, and Work Instructions.
  • Attend IA security training as required to maintain and gain knowledge and skills of current IA issues.
  • Supports the Computer Systems Analyst to determine limitations of existing systems and performs duties as alternate System Administrator.
  • Position requires ability and commitment to provide coverage outside normal working hours or shifts in daily hours, as warranted, not to interfere with Range Operations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate Degree in Business Administration or Security or equivalent experience.
  • Requires the ability to process and operate application software, to include word-processing, spreadsheets and databases.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DOD 8570.01 certification.
  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Active Top Secret security clearance required.
  • Position may require travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands on experience in the following areas:
  • Life-cycle support of the DoD Certification and Accreditation (C&A) Process (RMF)
  • Managing C&A using Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS)
  • Conducting Network Vulnerability Scanning, Assessment and Mitigation
  • Security Event Correlation and Security Monitoring
  • Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) procedures, coordination of security measures including analysis, periodic testing, evaluation and verification, risk analysis reporting and determining appropriate mitigation measures.
  • Securing Networks and Operating Systems (Cisco, Windows, and Linux) to Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) standards.
  • Host Based Security System (HBSS) Administration
  • Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) Administration
  • Installation and monitoring of network IDS and firewalls such as Cisco PIX or other similar technologies.

  • Associate Degree in Business Administration or Security or equivalent experience.
  • Requires the ability to process and operate application software, to include word-processing, spreadsheets and databases.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DOD 8570.01 certification.
  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Active Top Secret security clearance required.
  • Position may require travel

Keywords: Amentum, Portsmouth , Cybersecurity Analyst, Other , Portsmouth, Virginia

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