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Information Security Officer (1912200928)
Ref No.: 18-17423
Location: Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California
Position Description
***This job req is subject to overtime discounts (0.95x exempt; 1.35x non-exempt) and a 10% discount after six months of service***
Minimum Wage to Contractor: $70/hour
Candidates MUST be US CITIZENS. Confirm at the top of the resume.
Location: 100% onsite in Santa Clara, CA. Put candidate location at the top of the resume. They highly prefer LOCAL candidates that don't have to relocate due to the high cost of living and the sticker shock - they tend to not work out. But, they will consider candidates who are willing to relocate on their own dime IF they do their due diligence in researching the area and cost of living.
Duration: 6-12 months temp to perm for high performers.
Interviews: There will be 2 or 3 rounds of interviews.
1st will be over the phone with the Client hiring manager.
2nd will be over the phone with the Client Account Executive
3rd will be Face to Face (or Skype video for non-locals) with the Client AE and a Client representative.
Key qualifications managers will look for in resumes:
2. Experience collecting, analyzing, and implementing security best techniques (NIST) on systems and networks
3. Experience proposing and keeping security policies updated
4. Understanding of cybersecurity risks and incident response standards
5. Background in SIEM - it's key to this position.
Position Overview:
Work with one of Client’s prized clients in the heart of Silicon Valley by ensuring security for critical infrastructure.
We are looking for a talented hands-on security professional that has deep technical knowledge also likes contributing to the strategic direction.
In this role you will get to work with the full array of security solutions as well as support the security provisions throughout the environment’s infrastructure – networks, servers, desktops and applications.
You will also contribute toward strategic planning based on risk assessments and analysis.
Bachelor degree or higher in CS, CIS, MIS or equivalent
Security Certification(s), such as CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, GSEC, CEH, MCSE:Security, and CCNP-Security certification
5-10 years hands-on security administration or engineering experience
Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Client engagement soft skills are required
The ability to present and explain security and risk information for business executives to understand
The ability to lead people of various levels and technical expertise
The ability to prioritize and persuade in order to move the security program forward amongst competing initiatives
Experienced with security solutions (e.g. firewall, VPN, SIEM, IPS, URL filtering, Endpoint protection, MFA, NAC)
Strong understanding of NIST 800-53 & CSF, risk assessment and incident response standards
Strong understanding of Microsoft Active Directory, GPOs, Windows DACL/SACL, and Linux
Strong understanding of protocols, such as IPsec, ESP, GRE, SSL/TLS, 802.1x, RADIUS/TACACS, HSRP, GSLB and WCCP
Ability to perform and analyze packet captures
Ability to analyze suspicious emails, URLs, and files to ascertain if they are malicious
Knowledge of hacking techniques, vulnerability disclosures, and security analysis techniques
Knowledge of malware families, botnets, threats by sector, attack campaigns and attack methods
Scripting language such as PowerShell or PERL
Familiarity with incident tracking, change management and project tracking systems like ServiceNow and Jira.
Ownership of day to day security events, perform incident response using NIST SP 800-61 standards, and determine root causes
Create and lead security initiatives that reduce risk as well as automate detection and protection mechanisms
Identify needs and implement comprehensive security controls using multi-layered security and defense in depth
Collaborate with all operations teams to ensure security controls and configurations are implemented and incorporated in their ongoing operations
Server security through vulnerability management, system patching and secure configuration
Network security through segmentation and firewall zoning and ACL policies, as well as secure configurations in firewalls, routers, switches, VPNs and load balancers
Endpoint security management to prevent malware and insider threats
Email security through Spam filtering and use of SPF & DMARC
Application security based on OWASP Top 10
Monitor SIEM, IPS, event logs and reports for indicators of attack and indicators of compromise
Proactive client involvement in solving client challenges and business opportunities
Contribute quarterly security advisories for the Security Awareness Program
Keep security plans and documentation updated, such as the disaster recovery plans and security policies
Continuously mature the GRC program
Governance: Collaborate with client stakeholders and steering committees to ensure plans and identified solutions meet business needs and expectations.
Risk: Working with stakeholders to perform risk management and ongoing assessments, and then selecting mitigating and corrective controls based on Pareto analysis
Risk: Reviewing SOWs and RFP responses to assess risks
Risk: Collect, analyze, and validate open source intelligence
Ensure regulatory compliance with PCI-DSS, CJIS, and California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (AB-375)
Communicate with Client team on a regular basis to provide timely and informative reports and related analysis and recommendations to maintain and improve service delivery
Provide up-to-date information to clients in response to specific inquiries and meet all commitments ahead of due dates
Monthly presentations to executives on current state of risks, status of security controls, and remediation timelines
Monthly reports on security operations that provide current states of security controls