Cybersecurity Technical Administrator - Cloud

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

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The Public Service Sector consulting practice is a trusted advisor to federal, state and local governments, partnering to meet challenges and responding quickly to citizen demands, business needs, new economic conditions, and changing legislative priorities and policies.

This position is for a Cybersecurity Technical Administrator supporting the clients commercial cloud services infrastructure. Our client is a managed service provider for Army and DoD IT systems and plans to offer managed cloud services in Microsoft Azure followed closely by Amazon Web Services. Job duties include:

  • Serve as overall domain expert on Cybersecurity Technical Administrator technology and market capabilities/trends.
  • Conduct security scans against the organization's cloud-deployed infrastructure, produce and interpret compliance reports.
  • Validate technical security controls are in place for operating systems, applications, and network appliances, and recommend enhancements.
  • Review proposed configuration changes for security impact. Operate endpoint-protection mechanisms, including high-level reporting and day-to-day administration activities.
  • Collaborate with technical and policy teams to implement, maintain, and monitor technical security configuration controls, including: STIGs, SRGs, and other industry security hardening guidance.
  • Work between technical and policy teams to successfully implement and run requirements for maintaining cloud P-ATO, ATO, and security control inheritance capabilities.
  • Collaborate with internal and external parties to transform high-level technical objectives into comprehensive technical requirements.
  • Use results of vulnerability scans to figure out vulnerabilities and develop operational plans to remediate or mitigate vulnerabilities as they are discovered.
  • Install, operate, and maintain Host Based Security System.
  • Operate and maintain web content filter.
  • Lead our clients Cybersecurity training and certification program using the Army Training and Certification Tracking System.
  • Assist hosted customers in obtaining and maintaining RMF and other certifications as required.
  • Review and document change requests; and resolve approval or denial of requests.
  • Update and/or assist the hosted system's personnel in updating artifacts of the RMF; i.e., system diagrams (logical and physical) Hardware/Software/Firmware Inventory, Interface & Ports, Protocols and Services listing, etc..

This position is located in Radford, VA.

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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3+ years of experience as a Cybersecurity Policy Administrator.
  • Mid to senior level experience as a Cybersecurity Policy Administrator in a cloud environment.
  • DoD 8570.1M IAM level II certification
  • Strong knowledge of DOD Risk Management Framework Assessment & Authorization, FedRAMP, the DOD cloud provisional authorization (PA) process, and the processes to successfully acquire and maintain an Authorization to Operate (ATO).
  • Working knowledge of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Process, cloud security information impact levels, the differences between an ATO and P-ATO, the differences between a CSO and CSP, and the processes to successfully acquire, maintain, and support DOD cloud accreditation.
  • Experience automating routine administrative tasks desired.
  • Strong understanding of common cyber threat patterns, indicators of compromise, and defenses.
  • Working knowledge of DoD STIGs, and IA Vulnerability Management (IAVM).

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • None

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