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IT Security Analyst

Company: Akima, LLC Shared Services
Location: Herndon
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Akima is a global enterprise with more than 8000+ employees, delivering agile solutions to the federal government in the core areas of facilities, maintenance, and repair; information technology; logistics; protective services; systems engineering; mission support; furniture, fixtures & equipment (FF&E); and construction. As a subsidiary of NANA, an Alaska Native Corporation owned by more than 14,000 I--upiat shareholders, Akima's core mission is to enable superior outcomes for our customers' missions while simultaneously creating a long-lived asset for NANA consistent with our I--upiat values. In 2020, Washington Technology ranked Akima #39 amongst the top 100 government contractors. To learn more about building your career with the Akima portfolio of companies, visit www.akima.com.Do you want the opportunity to apply your skills to solve meaningful challenges? Would you like to contribute to a team where your work will make a difference and your expertise is valued? Are you passionate about providing great customer service? If so, apply today!Core Tasks

  • Review Security alerts and take appropriate actions
  • Monitor firewall logs to identify issues
  • Review and approve new software requests
  • Work with team to design, analyze and implement efficient IT security systems
  • Support necessary compliance activities (e.g., ensure that system security configuration guidelines are followed, compliance monitoring occurs).
  • Evaluate development efforts to ensure that baseline security safeguards are appropriately installed.
  • Ensure that security improvement actions are evaluated, validated, and implemented as required.
  • Track audit findings and recommendations to ensure that appropriate mitigation actions are taken.
  • Participate in information security risk assessments.
  • Ensure that plans of actions and milestones or remediation plans are in place for vulnerabilities identified during risk assessments, audits, inspections, etc.
  • Assure successful implementation and functionality of security requirements and appropriate information technology (IT) policies and procedures that are consistent with the organization's mission and goals.
  • Collect and maintain data needed to meet system cybersecurity reportingCore Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Knowledge of business continuity and disaster recovery continuity of operations plans.
      • Knowledge of intrusion detection methodologies and techniques for detecting host and network-based intrusions.
      • Knowledge of controls related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of data.
      • Knowledge of network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth).
      • Knowledge of boundary protection and enclaving
      • Knowledge of authentication and access management techniques
      • Knowledge of laws, policies, procedures, or governance relevant to cybersecurity for critical infrastructures. (ie. NIST, CMMC)
      • Knowledge of Windows server 2012,2016,2019, Windows 10
      • Skill in creating policies that reflect system security objectives.
      • Knowledge of new and emerging information technology (IT) and cybersecurity technologies.
      • Knowledge of current and emerging threats/threat vectors.
      • Knowledge of vulnerability information dissemination sources (e.g., alerts, advisories, errata, and bulletins).
      • Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities (e.g., buffer overflow, mobile code, cross-site scripting, Procedural Language/Structured Query Language [PL/SQL] and injections, race conditions, covert channel, replay, return-oriented attacks, malicious code).
      • Knowledge of penetration testing principles, tools, and techniques.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:
        • BS degree in a Computer Science discipline; Information Systems, Computer Systems Engineering, etc. or equivilent experience.
        • 3+ years of work related experience with system administration, networking systems, and knowledge of information security standards and methodologies.
        • 3+ years of experience with SIEM solutions.Desired Qualifications:
          • Experience with Microsoft 365 Services and security offerings
          • Experience with Palo Alto Firewalls and Cortex XDR
          • Experience with Cisco Networking/security devices
          • Experience with Securonix SIEM
          • Experience with Nessus Professional
          • Experience with Security Sensor Management
          • Experience with NIST SP 800-171/800-53 Assessments
          • A working knowledge of network and communication equipment, protocols, and troubleshooting toolsThe duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at job-assist@akima.com or 571-353-7053. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individuals with disabilities needing accessibility assistance to apply to an open position using our website.Please do not use the dedicated email or phone number above to inquire on the status of your job application.In order for our company to stay compliant with government regulations, please apply on line. Please DO NOT email resumes or call in lieu of applying online unless you have a physical and/or mental disability and need assistance with the online application.Shift: Day JobPrimary Location: US-VA-HerndonOrganization: Akima, LLC Shared ServicesJob: Information TechnologyClosing Date (Period for Applying) - External: OngoingTravel: NoClearance Level: Not Applicable

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