Security Analyst


Columbia, SC

Industry: Government


5 - 7 years

Posted 374 days ago

  by    Jasvinder Singh

Direct Client

Onsite Position

Phone/skype Hire

Location: Columbia, SC

Duration: 12+ months

Rate: Open


Security Program Experience:


Experience with CMS MARS-E or other FISMA Risk Management Framework (RMF) compliant programs is strongly desired and will be given the highest weight. Experience should include well documented success in the development and maintenance of System Security Plans, Privacy Impact Assessments, Interconnection Security Agreements, Computer Matching Agreements, and related interviews and audit/assessment activities to complete and verify these and other RMF/Assessment and Authorization (A&A) tasks and artifacts.

Experience with development and integration of RMF/A&A tasks and artifacts in RMF type roles such as; Information System Secuirty Officer, Information Security Architect, Security Control Assessor, etc... into the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is ideal.

Experience in security as related to Cloud services and vendor management would be considered desirable for this position.

Technical Knowledge:

Hands on experience with any or all of the following technologies would be considered a desirable for this position:

•            IBM System 390/zSeries

•            Linux and Windows servers

•            Network Firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) , Switching and Routing Infrastructure

•            Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions

•            Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions


·        Perform detailed architectural reviews and risk analysis of security related requests in order to make sound decision making recommendations, such as:

o  Network Design and Information Flow

o  System and Data Access Requests and Reviews

o  Review Firewall Rule Requests (Ports, Protocols and Services)

o  Configuration Management Deviation Requests

o  Vulnerability Management

·        Assist in the design, development, implementation and/or ongoing maturation of SCDHHS security and compliance efforts.

·        Audit and Assess internal agency systems as well as business partner/service provider information system security controls.

·        Utilize Microsoft Office software suite, System Center Service Manager (Ticketing system) eGRC system, Bizagi, Atlassian and other products to document and report on information gathered during Audit and Assessment activities or other OIA efforts.

·        Participate in third-party audits and/or assessments of agency and business partner systems

·        ollaborate with agency leadership, business partners and other parties/stakeholders to provide recommendations for security and compliance risk mitigation efforts.

Skills Needed

·        Must have a strong working knowledge of FISMA, NIST, CMS MARS-E and HIPAA Security and Privacy.

·        5+ years of experience in I.T. working with and/or auditing IBM System 390/zSeries, Windows, Linux, networking infrastructure and web-based applications.

·        ISC(2), ISACA, SANS GIAC and/or other Information Security Certification is required.

·        Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

·        Ability to collaborate and coordinate with multiple teams and vendors.

·        Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively in order to meet deadlines.

·        Experience and training with eGRC solutions.

·        Ability to engage diverse audiences of varying technical and non-technical skill-levels to ensure effective alignment of technical requirements to business objectives.

·        Ability to collaborate and coordinate efforts amongst multiple teams and vendors in fulfillment of SCDHHS OIA initiatives.

·        Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively in order to meet deadlines in a results-oriented environment.

·        Must have intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) to include working withtemplates and style guidelines for branding consistency.

·        Keen attention to detail while maintaining the ability to see the big picture.

·        Ability to absorb, retain and communicate complex processes.

·        Ability to accept changes and constructive criticism and remain flexible in dealing with leadership and teams of varying technical and business knowledge.

Preferred Requirements/Skills:

1.           BS degree in computer science or similar discipline.

2.           Prior experienceworking within a FISMA compliant program.

3.           Prior experience in working with any eGRC systems.

4.           Prior Health Information Technologyexperience.

5.           Prior ITIL experience in the area of Information Security Management.


1.           ISC(2), ISACA, SANS GIAC and/or other Information Security Certification is required.


1.           BS degree in computer science or similar discipline.

$100K - $140K