|Date Posted||January 29, 2021|
Our customer has the immediate need for an Information Assurance (IA) resource with mainframe security experience (CA-ACF2, CA-TopSecret). The candidate must also have a Security+ or CISSP certification. An overview of the assignment is attached.
The contractor shall also review and evaluate Mainframe Security systems and system activity. Identify and evaluate security vulnerabilities, exposures and weaknesses to ensure that sufficient controls are in place to reduce risk. Participate in systems design to ensure appropriate security policies and controls are implemented. Evaluate system changes and security requests for compliance to controls, STIGs, and best security practices. Review and evaluate system/application modifications and upgrades to ensure appropriate security controls are in place. Recommend and implement Security controls, policies and procedures. Contractor shall ensure that all IT system security incidents and violations are investigated, documented and reported as well as facilitates the gathering, analysis, and preservation of evidence used in the prosecution of computer security issues.
The contractor shall configure and operate information assurance (IA) and IA-enabled technology according to DoD information system IA policies and procedures and notify the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) of any changes that might adversely impact IA. This includes applying Information Security/IA principles, policies and procedures. Contractor will conduct security evaluations, audits and reviews ensuring compliance to STIGs, DoD and DFAS policies. Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure adherence to security best practices. Contractor actions shall provide for compliance with DoD and agency policy, practices and support audit readiness through sound and well documented procedures and processes. Contractor will gather documentation to support Audits and formal reviews, resolve findings, mediate and negotiate unresolved findings. Provide support in implementing RMF, FISMA, FISCAM, SAE18 and audit readiness.
Mainframe, information assurance, security+, cissp
Top Skills Details:
1. Information Assurance
2. Mainframe Security (CA-ACF2, CA-TopSecret)
3. Security+ or CISSP Certification
The contractor shall ensure users have the requisite security clearances and access authorization. Access is not granted in excess or result in conflicting I&T access. Assist other Information System Security Officers (ISSOs), Information System Security Managers (ISSM), System Managers as technical ‘expert’; perform research as necessary. Review and evaluate current environment, new projects, modifications, and issues for Security implications/risk. Suggest and implement improvements to Security controls and environment. The contractor will ensure adequate controls in place as well as seek to reduce exposures/risk to the system. Provide support to the ISSM by producing reports/access listings, research issues and incident, provide documentation. Review new and updated System Interface Agreements to ensure agreement is properly completed (noting indicated controls) and sign when complete.
Contractor will also act as the central point of contact for AIS Security Incidents and violations. In this role, the contractor will receives reports of suspected incidents and vulnerabilities, forward as appropriate (i.e., CNCSP, Privacy Office or DAA, etc.) and evaluates to determine if additional safeguards are necessary. Ensures each incident/violation is investigated, documented and resolved. Coordinate performance of quarterly access reviews to ensure critical accesses are still current, no segregation of duties issues, no conflicting accesses exist. Appoint ISSOs/AISSOs and sign appointment forms.
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