Security Specialist

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Bay State Computers, Inc. is a professional services firm and a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) services and products to the U.S. Federal Government and Industry. Bay State brings together experienced IT professionals and the latest state-of-the-art technology tools, practices, and products to support projects and task order requirements for our customers. For more information about Bay State visit our website, connect with us on LinkedIn, or follow us on Twitter.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Security Specialist to join our team. Accountable for leading an Access Control Facility (ACF2) mainframe remediation project. The project will consist of working with the government CISO, and senior DXC management to resolve policy issues, and ACF2 changes. The Senior Security Specialist will understand mainframe internals, ACF2 administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Department of Defense (DoD) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) security requirements and have project management experience.

Key Responsibilities:

Establish a security remediation project plan
Assist in the creation of a security policy panel
Coordinate changes to ACF2 implementing role based security control
Work with the VITA CISO and Architects to address updates.
Manage and report security incidents during the project
Ensure Audit preparation, facilitation and remediation
Manage Security Risk and Exception to standards management
Ensure knowledge and implementation of security fundamentals, policies and standards (regulatory and contractual)
Escalate and resolve Security Issues
Assist and coordinate delivery of Security Metrics and Reporting in support of the project contractual commitment

Required Experience/Skills:

At least 3 years’ experience working in a risk management, audit, security or technical delivery role
Bachelor or master degree in Computer Science, Computer Studies, Information Security (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
Knowledge of the security and auditing regulations
Exposure to ACF2 and mainframe audits and compliance programs
Experience in mainframe support
Experience in ACF2 administration
Excellent and effective communication skills
Ability to work effectively in diverse, multi-national and virtual environments
Preferred/Desired Skills:
Prior MSS SOC Management experience highly desired.
Prior Security Engineering Experience desired
Desirable certifications include, Security+, CEH, GCIA, GCIH, CISSP or similar.
Education: BS/BA degree or equivalent combination of related work experience desired

Benefits: Full-time employees (permanent or contract employees who are employed for a term greater than 6 months) are eligible for benefits including time-off benefits, such as vacations and holidays, and insurance and other plan benefits.

Location: Richmond, VA

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