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Senior Cyber Security Risk Assessment Specialist

Computer Merchant, Ltd., The
Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Job Title : Senior Cyber Security Risk Assessment Specialist
Location : Fairfax, VA, Scottsdale, AZ or Bloomington, MN
* Tele-work arrangements can be made available, but ideally we are looking for a candidate convenient to a client 'hub'*
Job Description: Our client, a large defense contractor, has an immediate opening for a Senior Cyber Security Risk Assessment Specialist to work from either their Fairfax, VA, Scottsdale, AZ or Bloomington, MN facilities. The Senior Cyber Security Risk Assessment Specialist will be critical to the continued innovation of our IT department. Their primary responsibility will be to lead risk assessments of new IT services, providing guidance that considers reasonably foreseeable threats, asset value and exposure, mitigating controls and provides risk mitigation recommendations. The candidate will provide the information and expertise necessary to support sound decision making, and help ensure these initiatives meet the needs of our customers in a secure manner. The candidate will also serve as a representative for IT Cyber Security, spanning across all functions of the information security organization covering control areas including application security, identity and access management, security operations management, and business continuity and disaster recovery.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a related specialized area or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Perform security control assessment activities including the identification of compliance gaps, development of remediation plans, documentation, and monitoring compliance status
  • Provide guidance and assistance to support the successful implementation and enforcement of security policies and procedures
  • Support the development of Information Security education materials and awareness activities
  • Support the development and updates to security policies and procedures
  • Coordinate information security audits, including managing the audit relationship and responding to requests for information
  • Manage the tracking of remediation activities of any findings/issues
  • Function as a leader in the identification of improvements in the cyber risk and compliance programs
  • Periodically support compliance efforts including executing continuous monitoring activities when needed

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate passion for innovation, risk management, and a mature understanding of Information Technology, and the ability to further advance our client's systems. Candidates will need to:

  • Have a strong working knowledge of relevant cyber frameworks and certifications
  • Possess a mature understanding of risk in the cloud, particularly with Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings
  • Function as a subject matter specialist, helping to lead efforts across multiple disparate teams; effectively provide guidance to technical teams.
  • Present risk assessment and audit results to audiences including senior executives, and help build consensus on remediation action items / next steps
  • Serve as a champion for risk and compliance, educating colleagues and providing clear, accurate guidance
  • Show initiative on assignments, executing tasks with very little direction
  • Able to clearly communicate risk in a concise manner that helps drive change
  • Ability and desire to self-educate on emerging technologies

What Sets You Apart:

  • Proven experience in effectively communicating and collaborating with business stakeholders, executives and technical staff
  • Experience with Azure and/or AWS capabilities and services highly desirable
  • CISSP , CISA , or other relevant security certifications a plus
  • Experience leading or coordinating IT and cyber audits is desirable.

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled .

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