Northrop Grumman Cyber Info Assurance Anlyst 3 in Elkridge, Maryland

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is actively seeking an experienced IT Security Professional to fill a role that requires a broad array of knowledge and skills working with team members to support a Cyber Security program in Elkridge, Maryland.

We're looking for a highly motivated individual with an impeccable work ethic and a strong ability to work in a collaborative fast-moving dynamic team environment. The primary team is located in Tampa, Florida with distributed team members embedded directly with the customer.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Perform assessments of systems and networks within the networking environment or enclave and identify where those systems and networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. This is achieved through passive evaluations such as compliance audits and active evaluations such as vulnerability assessments. Establishes strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining certification and accreditation of systems. Includes support of process, analysis, coordination, security certification test, security documentation, as well as investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research inspections and periodic audits. Assist in the implementation of the required government policy, make recommendations on process tailoring, participate in and document process activities. Perform analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards. Support the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results and preparation of required reports. Document the results of Certification and Accreditation activities and technical or coordination activity and prepare the System Security Plans and update the Plan of Actions and Milestones POA&M. Periodically conduct a complete review of each system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed.

Individual must have a solid understanding of the Department of Defense accreditation process and be able to operate in those environments.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a Department of Defense Top Secret/SCI security clearance which was active in last 24 months and be able to achieve Tier 1 access eligibility for SAP/SAR Program

  • Education/Experience: Five (5) Years of experience with Bachelors in Science; Three (3) Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD

  • Four (4) years of experience can be substituted in lieu of Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level III

  • Functional experience working with military service-level Security Accreditation Authorities (SCA) and Designated Approval Authorities

  • Vulnerability assessment experience

  • Recent military experience or familiarity with DOD

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