Cyber Risk Analyst

Reston, VA 20190

Posted: 03/19/2024 Employment Type: Contract to Perm Job Category: Analyst/SME Job Number: 26714 Remote Friendly: No

Job Description

Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Cyber Risk Analyst to join our team at our client’s site in Reston, VA.


Security Clearance Required: TS/SCI


The Opportunity:

As a Cyber-Risk Analyst on our team, you’ll use your experience to work with DoD programs to discover their cyber risks, understand policies, and develop a mitigation plan. You’ll get technical, environmental, and personnel details from engineers and SMEs to assess the entire threat landscape. Then, you’ll help your team guide your client through a plan of action with presentations, white papers, and milestones. You’ll work on translating security concepts for your client so they can make the best decisions to secure their mission critical networks and systems.


Must Haves:

  • 5+ years of experience working in a professional IT environment
  • 3+ years of experience with cybersecurity
  • 3+ years of experience with Assessment and Authorization (A&A) in support of DoD and IC programs, including package development, artifact generation, and authority to operate (ATO)
  • Experience with security hardening of Windows and Linux operating systems and security tools, such as ACAS, SCAP, STIG/SRGs, SCC, eMASS/Xacta, ESS, Prisma Cloud, Kubernetes, Rancher, and Docker
  • Experience generating and maintaining System Security Plans (SSP), Implementation Plans, Privacy Impact Assessments, Security Assessment Plans (SAP), Risk Assessments, Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M), and other A&A documentation
  • Knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the A&A activities needed to obtain and maintain an ATO, including National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Committee on National Security Systems Instruction (CNSSI), including NIST SP 800-60, NIST SP 800-53, and CNSSI 1253
  • Security+ DoD 8570 Level II

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with DoD or IC cybersecurity projects or programs
  • Experience with DevSecOps, Path-to-Production, and CI/CD
  • Experience with Cloud Authorization and Cloud Migration
  • Experience with administering Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Windows Server 2012 or higher
  • Ability to provide subject matter expertise to system engineering documents, including technical requirements documents, interface control documents, and system specifications
  • Ability to analyze and communicate complex technical challenges to both technical and non-technical clients and stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate and integrate between multiple customer stakeholders
  • Bachelor's degree (preferred)

Security Clearance Required: TS/SCI


Blackstone Talent Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and software firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone's global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.


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