CACI International Security Control Assessor (SCA) in Springfield, Virginia

Job Description

What You'll Get to Do:

You will perform security controls assessments that are an integral part of the Assessments and Authorizations process. You will perform A&A scanning, comprehensive assessment testing, penetration testing, documentation, reporting and analysis requirements. This includes performing dedicated functions for all NGA missions involved with Assessments and Authorizations or compliance with applicable National Intelligence Community or Department of Defense information system security guidance.

More About the Role:

  • Perform comprehensive security assessments of identified and applied security controls. Provide summaries of initial assessments in Security Assessment Reports (SAR) that address the technical evaluation and results of assessment, identify weaknesses or deficiencies, and recommend corrective actions for risk mitigation.

  • Perform and assess the degree to which a system is compliant with operating system, network, and application security STIG reviews.

  • Perform host and network based security control assessments, determine residual security risks, prepare assessment test reports, prepare and assess test plans, and provide formal recommendations in support of authorization.

  • Perform mobile device and mobile application security reviews and document results of such reviews.

  • Provide support to OCIO at internal/external meetings, conferences, and technical exchange meetings, and working groups for all activities with regard to information security and risk management.

  • Provide testing support for evaluations and shall provide specific test plans and testing services tailored to security controls of the systems being tested. The tester will use NGA accepted tools and techniques, including but not limited to manual testing, web assessment software, vulnerability scanning, pen testing tools, and in house scripts as approved by NGA. Tests may be conducted either remotely or locally on the systems to ensure compliance and to identify security vulnerabilities, risks, threats and gaps.

  • Review and analyze the findings that identify security issues on the system. You shall compile results and finding into a final Security Assessment Report, along with assessments and recommendations for remediation.

  • Conduct testing and scanning via NGA accepted techniques and scanning tools, including manually (software and hardware) used either remotely or locally on the systems to evaluate compliance and to identify security vulnerabilities, threats, risks, and gaps. You will review and analyze the findings that identify security issues on the system.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:

  • An active TS/SCI clearance is required.

  • Must have a current certification compliant with DoD 8570 IAM or IAT level 2 OR obtain certification within 6 months of hire and maintain certification throughout employment.

  • Typically has a University Degree (BA/BS) or equivalent experience and minimum 5 years of related work experience.

  • Knowledge and experience in security disciplines including, but not limited to, information systems security, operations security, administrative security, personnel security, physical security and communications security.

  • Knowledge of IA principles and organizational requirements that are relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and non-repudiation.

  • Ability to develop best practices for processes and standards that will better the system.

  • Knowledge of IT security principles and methods (e.g., firewalls, demilitarized zones, encryption).

  • Knowledge of network access, identity, and access management (e.g., public key infrastructure [PKI]).

  • Knowledge of security system design tools, methods, and techniques.

  • Knowledge of relevant laws, policies, procedures, or governance as they relate to work that may impact critical infrastructure.

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking technologies, Windows Active Directory and UNIX account administration, Windows Active Directory and UNIX folder permissions, Patch Management best practices on Operating Systems and applications, known vulnerabilities associated with Windows and UNIX platforms

  • Knowledge of OSI model and how specific devices and protocols interoperate, including knowledge of protocols, and services for common network traffic

  • Knowledge of DoD/IC system security control requirements

  • Knowledge and experience with XACTA

  • Knowledge of DCID 6/3, ICD 503, CNSSI 1253, NIST SP 800-53, NIST SP 800-53A, NIST SP 800-37, and the NGA security controls assessment criteria/procedures

  • Knowledge of industry information security standards and protocols

  • Knowledge of known vulnerabilities from alerts, advisories, and bulletins

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Experience with ICD 503 and working knowledge of Risk Management Frame work as outlined in NIST SP 800-37.

  • Working knowledge of information system security controls and how to assess their effectiveness per NIST SP 800-53 and NIST SP 800-53A.

  • Knowledgeable in continuous monitoring processes as outlined in NIST SP 800-137 appropriate for systems, leveraging existing tools, efforts, and incorporating new automation techniques.

  • Knowledgeable in information system vulnerability analysis and management.

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of IT including but not limited to network sub netting.

  • Experienced in system testing methodologies that include: Penetration testing, Configuration analysis, Security best practices validation

  • Experienced in security testing and penetration tools that include: WASSP, SECSCN, Backtrack 5, Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), Wireshark, Retina, Tripwire, HP Fortify Web Inspect, Network Discovery & Visual Analytics experience (i.e., IP Sonar, etc., Red / Blue team assessment experience, Knowledgeable in cyber Incident handling., Experienced in using the XACTA application, Proficient in the use of Microsoft Application tools (i.e. Excel and Powerpoint), Experience within the Intelligence Community

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.