Company Overview

For 30 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in Reston, VA, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

6-190724-9362: Senior Computer Security Analyst
LocationU.S. - Washington D.C. (Northern VA Area)
Open Date7/25/2019
STG, a wholly owned subsidiary of SOS International LLC (SOSi), is seeking a Senior Computer Security Analyst supporting the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  The ideal candidate will possess experience in IT Security Controls assessments (IT Security Controls Assessor providing Assessment and Authorization (A&A) services in compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF)).
• Experience assessing Federal information systems’ compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
• Experience conducting independent security control assessments in accordance with NIST SP 800-53, 800-53A, CNSSI 1253, and the Risk Management Framework (RMF) described in NIST SP 800-37.
• Supporting security assessments of customer systems, services, and programs, as well as provide oversight to less experienced staff.
• Analyzing customer processes and configurations to verify that previously identified flaws have been corrected, and document the results.
• Developing approaches for industry-specific threat analyses, application-specific penetration tests, and the generation of vulnerability reports.
• Ability to follow and comply with existing processes and procedures, and propose updates. 
• Work with minimal supervision, set priorities, and give attention to detail and quality.
• Demonstrate strong organizational and time-management skills: multitasking, working individually and with a team.


Responsibilities include some or all of the following:
• Performing rigorous assessments of IT controls using industry-standard guidance and leading practices
• Performing walkthrough interviews and maintaining communication with a variety of client stakeholders, including system personnel such as system and database administrators
• Requesting, obtaining, reviewing, and analyzing a variety of artifacts to assist in executing IT controls testing such as security plans, SOPs, system screenshots, and system configuration settings
• Evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of IT controls using provided artifacts, industry-standard guidance, leading practices, and professional judgement
• Professionally documenting the results of IT controls test work in a consistent and high-quality manner that would allow a reviewer to repeat the test and reach the same conclusion
• Summarizing and communicating IT controls assessment results to a variety of client stakeholders, including senior leadership personnel
• Planning and executing day-to-day activities of IT controls assessments individually and for the team
• Working with client personnel to understand and analyze known IT control weaknesses, identify root causes, and develop detailed, robust remediation plans
• Providing subject matter expertise to client personnel on all matters relating to IT controls and responding to ad-hoc IT controls requests from client personnel Qualifications Demonstrates knowledge and experience in IT risk and controls through IT audits, IT control assessments, and IT security reviews. Demonstrates a working knowledge of FISMA, NIST SP 800 series, FISMA/RMF, FISCAM, and other relevant federal information assurance laws, regulations, and guidance. 
You will assess information technology solutions, systems, and programs through interviews, onsite observations, and document review. All assessment results, risks and issues will be captured in compliant templates, concise narrative reports, and/or client briefings. You should be comfortable working independently with guidance from a project manager and amongst a team 
•  Public Trust (entailing successful completion of a background check)
•  Bachelor’s degree
•  Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or is eligible to attain certification
•  Experience performing OMB Circular A-123 or similar internal control assessments is highly preferable. Experience remediating and implementing IT controls is beneficial. Experience testing or remediating some or all of the following IT controls topic areas is preferable:
•  Access and account management, including authorization, provisioning, recertification, and separation
•  Segregation of duties, including identifying and defining segregation of duties risks and conflicts, preventive and detective segregation of duties controls, and understanding the difference between segregation of duties and least privilege
•  Technical account management controls, such as password length, complexity, and expiration
•  Audit logging and monitoring, including generation of audit logs, use of audit log aggregation and analysis tools, and audit log monitoring and review
•  Configuration management, including configuration baseline concepts, baseline deviations, baseline maintenance, monitoring for ongoing compliance with a baseline, and industry-accepted baselines such as DISA STIGs and CIS benchmarks
•  Change management, including authorization, development, testing, and deployment of changes
•  Contingency planning, including backups, testing of backups, and alternate sites


Work is on-site (Washington DC, near Metro) in a government facility.  


• Work environment is normal for office setting