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Deputy Systems Security Officer
Ref No.: 17-28261
Location: Towson, Maryland
Required Skills :

Basic Qualifications :
Vulnerability assessments, IDS/IPS, and Splunk

Job Description :
Apex Systems has one immediate opening for a Deputy Systems Security Officer to support an Enterprise Government Integrator in the Towson, MD. This Deputy Systems Security Officer will join a very collaborative technical team responsible for a very highly visible federal contract.
Position: Deputy Systems Security Officer
Location: Towson, MD
Clearance: Public Trust
Timeline: Immediately
Role & Responsibilities for Deputy Systems Security Officer:
Performs all procedures necessary to ensure the safety of information systems assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction.
Performs Computer Security Incident Response activities for a large organization, coordinates with other government agencies to record and report incidents.
Monitor and analyze Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to identify security issues for remediation.
Recognizes potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information.
Evaluate firewall change requests and assess organizational risk.
Communicates alerts to agencies regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications and operating systems.
Assists with implementation of counter-measures or mitigating controls.
Ensures the integrity and protection of networks, systems, and applications by technical enforcement of organizational security policies, through monitoring of vulnerability scanning devices.
Performs periodic and on-demand system audits and vulnerability assessments, including user accounts, application access, file system and external Web integrity scans to determine compliance.
Prepares incident reports of analysis methodology and results.
Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced technical staff members, and may have supervisory responsibilities.
May serve as a technical team or task leader.
Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.
Participates in special projects as required.
Requirements for Deputy Systems Security Officer:
8-10 years of related experience in data security administration.
Prefer prior experience as a Federal contractor or employee.
Strongly prefer CISSP and CISM certifications.
Prefer AWS certification as well.