Computer Systems Security Analyst 3
Northrop Grumman is seeking a Computer Systems Security Analyst (CSSA) to join the Information Systems Security (ISS) team in Annapolis, MD. The ISS team consists of Information Systems Security Officers (ISSOs) and Information Systems Security Managers (ISSMs), Information Systems Security Engineers (ISSEs), and Information Systems Security Auditors (ISAs). The selected candidate will perform one or more of these roles. The ISS organization has overall responsibility for providing security oversight to all Northrop Grumman classified systems under their respective purview.
This position will 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 Risk Management Framework (RMF), through the required government policy (i.e., NISPOM, JSIG, ICD etc.), 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 Assessment and Authorization 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.
Specific duties will include, but are not limited to:
- Examine potential security violations to determine if the Network Environment (NE) has been breached, assess the impact, and preserve evidence.
- Support, monitor, test, and troubleshoot hardware and software IA problems pertaining to the NE.
- Perform IA related support functions including installation, configuration, troubleshooting, assistance, and/or training, in response to agency requirements for the NE.
- Analyze patterns of non-compliance and take appropriate administrative or programmatic actions to minimize security risks and insider threats. Manage accounts, network rights, and access to NE systems and equipment.
- Analyze system performance for potential security problems. Assess the performance of IA security controls within the NE.
- Identify IA vulnerabilities resulting from a departure from the implementation plan or that were not apparent during testing.
- Configure, optimize, and test network servers, hubs, routers, and switches to ensure they comply with security policy, procedures, and technical requirements.
- Install, test, maintain, and upgrade network operating systems software and hardware to comply with IA requirements.
- Evaluate potential IA security risks and take appropriate corrective and recovery action.
- Ensure that hardware, software, data, and facility resources are archived, sanitized, or disposed of in a manner consistent with system security plans and requirements.
- Perform system audits to assess security related factors within the NE.
- Develop and implement access control lists on routers, firewalls, and other network devices.
- Install perimeter defense systems including intrusion detection systems, firewalls, grid sensors, etc., and enhance rule sets to block sources of malicious traffic.
- Implement applicable patches including IAVAs, IAVBs, and TAs for their NE.
- Adhere to IS security laws and regulations to support functional operations for the NE. Implement response actions in reaction to security incidents.
- Support Security Test and Evaluations (Part of C&A Process).
- Monitor/Manage clients firewalls and intrusion detection Systems.
- Bachelor’s degree in science with 5 years of relevant work experience; 3 years of relevant work experience with a master’s degree. An equivalent combination of education/experience will be considered.
- Current Top Secret/SCI and current CI polygraph, or ability to pass CI polygraph if required for position.
- IAM Level-1 Certification (CAP, GSLC or Security CE).
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree with a technical emphasis on (e.g. Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, EE).
- MCSE/RHSA and/or System Administration experience.
- Experience with security hardening, assessment and reporting tools (SCAP, ACAS, HBSS, Nessus, XACTA)CISSP.
Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
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