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Abacus Technology Cyber Security Lead in Manchester, Tennessee

Abacus Technology is seeking a Cyber Security Lead to provide subject matter expertise for security and information assurance activities to the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) at Arnold AFB. This is a full-time position.

Support the Cyber team as it seeks to improve the AEDC ability to protect the installation by detecting and responding to threats. Provide subject matter expertise as it relates to enterprise network security architecture, current threat actor activities, and best of breed cyber mitigating solutions considering cost, risks addressed, and applicability. Lead a team of Cyber Security Engineers to perform vulnerability testing, penetration testing, gap analysis, threat-based assessments, identify current capability strengths and weaknesses, and provide concise actionable results to assist senior decision makers in how best to allocate the Cyber budget and respond to threats. Lead engagements with the Air Force Cyber and Systems Engineering orgs and stakeholders. Manage the scoping, assignment, progress, and completion of work assigned to the Cyber Team. Provide leadership and guidance for analyzing and discovering useful content from the Cyber and Systems Engineering – oriented information sources, and how it can be fed to analysis tools to help answer specific question types. Provide guidance for considering Cyber Security Engineering/Operations and Systems Engineering best practices from commercial IT delivery organizations as part of transformation solutions. Provide leadership and guidance for the team’s work in identifying transformation/improvement recommendations along with structured and credible rationale, and support the documentation and communication of the team’s work and the results. Provide mentoring to team members to increase their competency, knowledge and effectiveness related to the governance, assessment, operations and execution of Cyber Security, Cyber Engineering and Systems Engineering practices for DoD IT systems and services.

10+ years experience in a cyber security role. Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Must be CISSP certified (or other certification in compliance with DoD 8570 requirements for IAM Level III). Experience operating in a Federal, Intelligence, or DoD IT program organization. Experience working with information securing and information assurance requirements, architecting security solutions, and assessing the operations of deployed security solutions. Experience assessing an organization’s current Cyber Security operations and identifying actionable improvements. Experience assessing the cyber security posture across the complete IT ecosystem including enterprise software and systems, networks, hosting environments, and end devices, and identifying prioritized actions to be taken to reduce risk. Experience assessing and embedding cyber security processes and principles in all life cycle phases of IT software and systems, from the perspective of developer, hosting operator, portfolio manager, and functional owner. Experience assessing vulnerabilities and securing systems from cyber attacks. Must be a US citizen and hold a current Secret clearance.

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


ID: 2021-5290

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