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Job Summary

Company
Knowledge Consulting Group
Location
Reston, VA 20191
Industries
Computer/IT Services
Job Type
Full Time
Employee
Years of Experience
2+ to 5 Years
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code
1494

Security Analyst

About the Job

Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG) is one of the largest privately held cybersecurity services firms in the United States; serving as a Federal Government Contractor and supporting Commercial customers. We operate as a trusted cyber advisor to our customers across the country. We take great pride in maintaining a single focus on being the leader in cybersecurity services, providing risk management, governance, operations, and compliance services, utilizing our CISO framework methodology. We are uniquely positioned as a trusted cyber advisor with over 90 percent of our cyber professionals holding security clearances and security-specific certifications. With over 12 years of experience in providing cybersecurity services to our customers, we have a strong record of past performance in advising and executing cyber missions for all types of organizations and sectors. 

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Interim Secret clearance and final client approval are required.

The successful candidate will have 3-5 years of professional Information Assurance experience, to include experience in the areas of:  Security Assessment and Authorization, network security, IT operations security, database security, application security, vulnerability scanning and remediation, cyber security policy and governance and access control systems and authentication methodologies.  

 

Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.  Must possess experience with NIST standards.  This position will involve up to 25% travel.

 

Additionally, this candidate must:

  • Communicate effectively through written and verbal means to co-workers, subordinates and senior leadership.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment and effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously; coordinating resources and ensuring scheduled goals are met.
  • Effectively mentor junior information system security officers and engineers.
  • Experience with defense-in-depth, other information security and assurance principles, frameworks and associated supporting technologies.
  • Ability to assess and weigh current and evolving security risks in an operational environment.
  • Familiarity with FIPS and NIST 800 series documentation
  • Active/Current professional certifications obtained through ISC2 or ISACA, such as a CISSP, CISA or CISM certification is preferred.
  • Proven problem management skills with the ability to think critically – Use logic and analysis to identify the potential enhancements and flaws in security measures.
  • Ability to make decisions and resolve problems effectively – Seek out information and data to evaluate, prioritize and formulate best solution or practice.
  • Demonstrate leadership and foster collaborative team approach – interacts well with front line and senior management providing consultation and expert advice on systems security related topics.
  • Analyze, interpret and present research findings into clear, concise reports.
  • Strong presentation and consulting skills.
  • Strong technical skills.

 

 

Strong verbal and written communication skills are highly preferred.  It is highly desired that candidates possess strong interpersonal skills.  Candidates must be fluent in the English language.

 

Candidates may be asked to provide a writing sample.

 

Knowledge Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

If interested in the position, please apply directly through our website:

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If you have questions or have trouble applying, you may contact:  katie.hanson@knowledgecg.com.

 

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