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Cyber Security Specialist

Gibbs & Cox, A Leidos Company
Arlington, Virginia, United States

Gibbs & Cox, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is the largest independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm in the United States. Since our founding in 1929, 24 classes of combatants and nearly 7,000 vessels have been built to Gibbs & Cox designs. We proudly support military and commercial clients in the U.S. and internationally with all phases of marine design, construction, and lifecycle management. Our passion is solving our customers' 21st century maritime challenges with quality and integrity.

We are looking for a Cyber Security Specialist to join our Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Program Management team. This role will report to the Deputy Project Director, Business Operations. This is a permanent, full-time role based in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. The primary language of work is English.

Location: onsite in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Included: Relocation bonus and Monthly housing stipend


Required: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent.

A minimum of 5 years' experience in Cybersecurity.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in at least five of the following area:

o Security Management

o Security Risk Assessment

o Systems Security Architecture

o Security Design Principles - Network, IT, OT, and ICT Security Design

o Security testing and validation (i.e., VA, Pen Test, FAT etc.)

o Quality Management - Developing Security Test Plans and Procedures

o Application of ITSEC best practices

Problem solving skills and ability to lead and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Desired Qualifications Include:

Master's in Computer Science, Engineering, or closely related Cybersecurity / technical domain.

Certifications in:

o Physical Security Professional (PSP)

o Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)

o Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

o Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

Experience in the following areas:

o Systems Engineering

o Security Assessment and Authorization Experience (specifically ITSG-33)

o Generation of artefacts for Authority to Operate (ATO)

o Developing Security Test Plans and Procedures

o Physical Protection System (PPS) Design (i.e., CCVE, Access Control etc.)

o Use of engineering related tools (i.e., DOORS, CAMEO)

Key Responsibilities:

Provide technical guidance and advice with respect to the translation of stakeholder needs and system requirements into technical security mechanisms and system architecture

Develop security test plans and procedures for OT, IT, ICS and Network security test, evaluation, and commissioning activities

Assist in technical risk assessments as part of design and the assessment of vulnerabilities

Assist in the identification, design, coordination, conduct, monitoring, and assessment of various forms of technical testing (i.e., Factory Acceptance Testing, Final Acceptance Testing)

Assist in the identification, design, coordination, conduct and evaluation of various forms of physical security testing including penetration testing and modeling of physical security for the CSC ship

Witness and report on penetration tests, red team testing and similar forms of testing (i.e., Vulnerability Assessment) for OT, IT, and ICT systems

Analysis and assessment of various forms of network infrastructure based on the NIST Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework

Security Requirements: MUST be a US Citizen and have Active DOD Security Clearance

Gibbs & Cox is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The VEVRAA, VEVRAA | U.S. Department of Labor (, covers veterans.

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