Job Title: Cybersecurity Engineer
Compensation Range: $110k-$150k
Job Summary: As a Cybersecurity Engineer (preferably with DoD experience, or 3+ years overall experience), you will be responsible for implementing and maintaining robust cybersecurity measures to protect the information systems, networks, and data assets of the Department of Defense and related organizations. You will work to ensure compliance with DoD cybersecurity policies and standards while proactively identifying and mitigating security risks.
Security Compliance: Ensure that the organization's information systems and practices align with DoD cybersecurity policies, including NIST Special Publication 800-53, Risk Management Framework (RMF), and other relevant directives.
Risk Assessment: Conduct risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities within the network and systems.
Security Architecture: Design, implement, and maintain secure architectures for network infrastructure, ensuring that they meet DoD security requirements and best practices.
Incident Response: Develop and execute incident response plans in the event of a security breach or incident. Investigate security incidents and work to recover from them swiftly.
Security Monitoring: Implement and manage security monitoring and intrusion detection systems to detect and respond to security incidents in real-time.
Security Tools: Utilize and manage various cybersecurity tools and technologies, including firewalls, antivirus software, endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools, and encryption solutions.
Security Awareness: Promote cybersecurity awareness and best practices among the organization's staff and users to reduce the risk of human error.
Documentation: Maintain comprehensive documentation of security policies, procedures, configurations, and incident reports as required by DoD regulations.
Collaboration: Work closely with other IT and security teams, as well as external vendors and stakeholders, to ensure that security measures are integrated effectively into the organization's IT infrastructure.
Continuous Improvement: Stay up-to-date with the latest cybersecurity trends and emerging threats, and actively participate in professional development and training to improve the organization's cybersecurity posture.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field (a Master's degree may be preferred).
- Relevant certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, CompTIA Security+, or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) are often required or preferred.
- DoD 8570.01-M compliance, which includes certifications like Security+ or higher, is essential.
- Previous experience working in a DoD or government agency environment is strongly preferred.
- Strong knowledge of DoD cybersecurity policies and standards (e.g., NIST SP 800-53, RMF).
- Strong understanding of network security, encryption, firewalls, and intrusion detection/prevention systems.
- Proficiency with security assessment tools and techniques.
- Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
- Effective communication and teamwork skills.
- Strong knowledge of DoD-specific security requirements and procedures.