Federal - NIST / IA Cybersecurity Policy Expert +

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Washington, DC

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The Cybersecurity Policy Analyst will oversee and support critical Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (IA) initiatives for our client. The position will be responsible for the development of IA/security policy and procedures deliverables. The candidate will also be expected to be an expert in Information Technology (IT) security, offering recommendations on projects to ensure compliance with Federal standards, policy, and IT security metrics. In addition, the candidate must be able to work with stakeholders in functional and technical arenas in support of IT security priorities. The individual should have strong communication skills and be willing to take initiative in a dynamic, collaborative, and client-facing environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, and assist in the coordination and communication of new policies and procedures relevant to the implementation of security guidance and solutions
  • Document current state policy and procedures, research best practices, identify gaps, and develop target state for IT security oversight process
  • Provide Cybersecurity technical advisory services regarding Federal and commercial leading practices, relevant strategic initiatives, and emerging technologies/trends
  • Development of referential architectures and strategies, technical standards, and requirements related to information system security projects
  • Communicate with both technical and functional clients regarding technical solutions and implementation approaches as appropriate
  • Understand NIST 800.53 Rev 5 controls and their application across the department

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