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Company: Southwest Research Institute
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are:Join the Defense and Intelligence Solutions as a Cyber Security Specialist, working to support software solutions spanning customer field sites, as well as Air, Land, and Sea Platforms. Enjoy a flexible work schedule, excellent benefits, and working alongside great teammates.Objectives of this Role:On Linux based software systems, hardening and encrypting systems, to include developing scripts as necessary.On Linux OS, investigating and implementing cyber security protocols and performing the tasks to resolve POAMs.Perform scans and evaluations of system.Provide full Assessment & Authorization (A&A) support and technical security guidance in all phases of the system accreditation process and/or Risk Management Framework (RMF).Maintain A&A packages for the systems based on the customers' policy and guidance.Conduct security review of information security plans for computers, networks, and information systems.Evaluate system, hardware, and software engineering requirements, designs, specifications, and contribute input into designs that will meet DoD Certification and AccreditationHave strong verbal and written communication skills, detailed oriented, the ability to work well within a team, and be proactive and self-directed.Lead effective communications with government security personnel during the accreditation lifecycle.Current DoD security Clearance is desired.Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:Perform tasks for all phases of the IA/Cyber Security lifecycle for software and hardware products: to include conducting vulnerability scanning, implementing IAVA and other security patches to test systems, documentation creation.Proficiency in Linux is required.Conduct Linux administrative tasks to harden the systems to meet the security requirements.Implement encryption of SW and HW, multi-factor authentication, privileged account structures, and other system security features to support accreditation.As needed, conducting Security Controls Assessments (SCA) to determine the effectiveness and compliance of implemented controls and document results in a Security Assessment Report.Develop and maintain Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M).Contribute to the creation of the Security System Plans (SSP) and other security relevant documentation for computer systems and applications; communicating accrediting agencies and organizations, developing and presenting system security materials.Collaborate with software and hardware teams, system integrators, and admins to understand security requirements and proactively working through findings with points of contact.Activities will include work primarily at SwRI facilities and short-term US and overseas travel.Requirements:Requires a Bachelors degree in Information Assurance, Cyber Security, Security Engineering, IT or related field or a high school diploma or equivalent with a combination of continuing education and related certifications and a minimum of 2 years professional level related experience. Proficiency in Linux is required.Current DoD security Clearance is desired.2-10 years: Conducting scans, performing system encryption and hardening, Linux security administration implementation.2-10 years: Conducting Security Scans, Working off and resolving the findings of the Security Scans. Create or contribute to security documentation.2-10 years: Minimum of 1 security certifications, i.e. Security+, CISSP, CISM, CASP or the ability to obtain Security+ or CISSP, certification within 6 months of employment2-10 years: Presenting to internal and external customers risk levels, SSPs, and controls for the target system.A valid/clear driver's license is required.PDN-99253cde-8724-43b1-b347-bfeef95826f1

Keywords: Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio , IT SPECIALIST - SR. IT SPECIALIST - CYBER SECURITY LINUX SPECIALIST, IT / Software / Systems , San Antonio, Texas

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