Information Security Engineer in Washington, DC at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 2/14/2020

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Job #:  1049157
Apex Systems is looking for an Information Security Engineer to join the team of one of our government clients. If you believe you meet the following qualifications, please send your current resume to Janet Lewandowski at jlewandowski@apexsystems.com!
To effectively manage Cybersecurity risk to the Office, the contractor will assist the OFR in refining and implementing the processes and methodologies to assess internal and external/third-party systems, and provide an accurate accounting and tracking for shortcomings and weaknesses. The weaknesses will be tracked, monitored and reported in Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms). Findings discovered through risk assessments, Security Controls Assessments (SCA) and continuous monitoring activities will be collected, analyzed and used to provide continuous reporting and support informed, risk-based decision making
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Serving as the principal liaison between the OFR and supporting personnel for the specific subtask area (e.g., Security Controls Assessors, ISSOs, Continuous Monitoring);
  • Ensuring OFR goals are communicated to the task area supporting personnel;
  • Providing guidance, support, and supervision to the subtask area supporting personnel;
  • Ensuring supporting personnel are properly prioritizing tasks and responsibilities;
  • Ensuring proper allocation of tasks among supporting personnel, as applicable;
  • Ensuring proper scheduling of tasks among supporting personnel, as applicable;
  • Providing the final quality verification/validation of deliverables prior to submission to the OFR; and ensuring compliance with OFR timelines and deadlines for deliverables and associated subtask completion dates.

Key Tasks:
  • Monitor and analyzing network traffic, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), security events, and logs for Indicators of Compromise (IOC) and make risk based decisions to help determine appropriate action.
  • Assist in identifying and addressing unauthorized access, modification, or destruction of systems and data.
  • Perform vulnerability testing, and support remediation and other vulnerability management efforts.
  • Design, build, integrate, and support endpoint security initiatives that address common vulnerabilities and advanced persistent threats (APT).
  • Support Incident Management and Response in accordance with industry and Federal best practices, OFR policies, and procedures.
  • Proactively address changes in the external threat landscape that have an impact on OFR's on-premise and cloud computing technologies
  • Evaluate existing technical security capabilities and systems and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Demonstrate ability to write clearly, succinctly, and in a manner that appeals to a wide audience.
  • Represent OFR’s Information Security interests and mission at inter-departmental meetings (Change Management and Technology Review Boards)
  • Possess knowledge of and experience with Federal security regulations, standards, and procedures including FISMA, FIPS, NIST, and FedRAMP

 
 
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Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EEO Employer
Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.