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Parsons Corporation Cyber Security Analyst in Aiken, South Carolina

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Cyber Security Analyst works under general supervision and makes recommendations based on established procedures. Conducts operational tasks, design, development and implementation of computer security and protection technologies for organization's information and process systems/applications. Assists in the research and implementation of computer security and communications security.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for creation, editing, and cross-document consistency of corporate policies, procedures security plans.

  • Prepares the organization for audits and annual assessments for continued approval to operate.

  • Develops, maintains, and audits the analytical and technical aspects of major computer security systems including conducting self-assessments of practices against policies and identifies issues and operational deficiencies.

  • Develops, tests and implements security configuration baselines for Windows software and other devices using Group Policy and configuration standards.

  • Maintains the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of computer workstations, servers, and local area networks by maintaining user accounts and upgrading systems and software as required.

  • Responsible for secure operations of security equipment, secure transmission of sensitive unclassified information and protection of cryptographic principles and methods.

  • Identifies and mitigates threats and vulnerabilities that are associated with published vulnerabilities and operational deficiencies.

  • Provides technical support, training, and operational recommendations to assure compliance with cybersecurity policies and procedures.

  • Contributes to the investigation of computer security incidents, and acts as an assistant for cyber security initiatives.

  • Conducts assessments of computer protection measures, and creates measurement tools for system vulnerability assessments.

Qualifications

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • 2 or 4-year degree in Computer Science (or related curriculum) and 3 - 5 years of progressive experience with combined experience in security and programming or scripting skills.

Certifications:

  • Security+, CYSA, or CISSP desirable

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:

  • US citizenship required.

  • Experience in cyber security is highly desirable.

  • Experience in Active Directory and Group Policy is highly desirable.

  • Familiarity with NIST SP800-53 and related special publications is highly desirable.

  • Ability to create, edit, and maintain complex documents, including policies, procedures, audit findings, and security plans.

  • Ability to analyze, sort, and categorize data from disparate sources to identify root causes and trends for security issues, flaws in implementation, and system failures.

  • Ability to accurately evaluate current security procedures and develop plans for remedying any identified areas of weakness.

  • Knowledge of business needs and priorities and how those translate into security concerns and issues.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.

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