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Information Security Engineer

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Start Date: 6/14/2022
  • Job ID: 22-00413
  • Posting Date: 6/14/2022
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
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Responsible for continually improving Network Perimeter and Internal Systems Security, policies, procedures, and system compliance both in the AWS Cloud and on-premise networks. Responsible for and leads implementing security tools and making recommendations for enhancing the cybersecurity program. Performs tool and service comparisons and recommends tools based on functionality and experience. Responsible for monitoring the threat intelligence sources and adjusting, based on the current and ever-changing security risks. Coordinates and advises external vendors, penetration testers and Managed Services Security Providers (MSSP's) on providing tuned services. Provides guidance and oversight to Security Analyst functions and assists them with high level analysis. Servers as the escalation point from our vendors and internal Security Analysts.
  • Performs and leads maintenance activities for the Information Security Management Program
  • Designs, implements, maintains, documents and reports on security requirements and standards across the Organization network, server, and desktop infrastructure
  • Escalation point for analysts researching anomalies discovered because of daily operational real-time monitoring and analysis of internal security events from, but not limited to events from Security Information Monitoring tools, network and host-based intrusion detection systems, applications, and databases
  • Monitors cybersecurity intelligence through a variety of feeds including, but not limited to, SecureWorks, FS-ISAC, AWS, equipment vendors, dark web, security feeds and blogs
  • Continually monitors and adjusts Organization cybersecurity tools and setting based on current threats
  • Monitors AWS security services for additions and changes to ensure the Organization is maximizing value from AWS.
  • Reviews the annual Security Awareness training program, using personal and industry analysis to ensure it addresses the highest risks threats to protect the Organization
  • Responsible for reporting to management the staff's phishing tests results and trends
  • Monitors Security Hub in AWS for compliance to CIS standards and AWS best practices and initiates corrective actions
  • Manages centralized logs, security dashboard and AWS security tools and monitors for suspicious events
  • Performs vulnerability testing, risk analyses and security assessments
  • Assists with conducting/responding to internal and external security audits
  • Analyzes security breaches to determine their root cause
  • Writes and maintains corporate security policies
  • Trains fellow employees in security awareness and procedures
  • Utilizes tools to include, but not limited to Tenable Nessus scanners, Splunk, Tripwire, AWS Security Hub, Office365 Security Center, Symantec end point protection and KnowBe4
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • 4-8 years of experience in an IT support role, maintaining computer hardware/network support.
  • Knowledge of malware analysis technologies and standard processes and common commercial off the shelf Malware Tools.
  • Must have experience working with Windows 10 and Windows 2012/2016 server operating systems. 
  • Experience with remote connectivity and supporting users connecting to the office, network switching, firewall security, internal/external DNS and SMTP is preferred.  
  • AWS certification preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required to interact at all levels of the organization and effectively present informational training and respond to inquiries.
  • Desired certifications and skills: AWS Certified Practitioner, MCITP and CCENT.
  • Must have the ability to work independently.
  • Must possess strong communication skills, teamwork skills, and a strong attention to detail. 
Posted by Colin Reid