Security Assessment Project Lead

Crownsville, MD
Posted 3 weeks ago

State of Maryland DoIT Security Operations Center (SOC)


Betis Group, Inc. is  looking for a Security Assessment Project Lead with background experience in compliance security assessment functions. The Project Lead will be responsible for planning, tasking, monitoring, and controlling, and successful closure of security assessment efforts for assigned state of Maryland government agencies. This role will be responsible for performing the following tasks:

Position: Security Assessment Project Lead 

Job Responsibilities:

– Serve as the Team lead for security assessment project teams
– Assess assigned security assessment project tasks and milestones and allocate tasking and responsibilities of team members according to their respective strengths
– Perform daily checks on outstanding project tasks keep the team on track to complete milestones accordingly
– Clarify issues or questions for team members facilitate obtaining the necessary support to remove roadblocks
– Provide clarification to agencies stakeholders questions to ensure successful assessment outcomes
– Provide feedback to Project Manager on performance issues and improvements on implemented security assessment approaches, processes, procedures, methodologies etc. 
– Provide technical guidance and mentoring to project team members
– Tactically navigate stalemate situations to manage competing interests and priorities among stakeholders
– Assess and understand at a high-level organization mission, goals, and objectives and relate cyber security principles and requirements to the mission 
– Assess/audit and understand organization security objectives for mission support capability areas as captured in security policies, directives, orders, and underpinning legal and regulatory requirements i.e., Access Management, Incident Response, Identity Management, Asset Management
– Analyze and map management, operational, and technical security controls to mission support capability areas and develop assessment session talking points
– Assess/audit and understand organization management/operational plans, processes, procedures, standards, and guidelines to determine their level of alignment in support of objectives outlined in security policies, directives, and orders
– Assess/audit and organization technical security controls and determine their alignment in support of objectives outlined in security policies, directives, and orders
– Translate and explain cyber security principles and technical security requirements to non-technical stakeholders to facilitate understanding implementation and maturity of management, operational, and technical security controls, based organization mission objectives outlined in security policies, directives, orders, and standards
– Identify body of evidence/artifacts required to support implementation and maturity of management, operational, and technical security controls i.e., Policies, plans, process, procedures, guidelines, standards, and system architecture, design, and configuration documents, service and change control tickets, logs, reports, formal and informal communication artifacts
– Analyze assessment feedback and body of evidence/artifacts and identify maturity of controls and residual operating risks, based on organization mission objectives outlined in security policies, directives, orders, and standards
– Communicate assessment/audit risk findings and mitigations to technical and non-technical stakeholders
– Identify, monitor, and communicate to the Project Manager task performance risks, issues, problems, and develop and implement mitigations or request assistance needed
– Provide support developing and maintaining security assessment practice documentation i.e., Polices, plans, processes, procedures, guideline, standards, methodologies, report templates, questionnaire templates

Education and Years of Experience: 

– At least five (5) years of experience security assessment projects and project teams
– At least eight (8) years of hands-on experience performing security assessments
– Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Computer Science, Information Systems, Cybersecurity, or related discipline

Required Skills/Certifications:

– Excellent written and oral communication, and presentation skills  
– Ability to facilitate security assessment sessions/interviews/data calls, ensuring that technical requirements are communicated clearly to agency stakeholders
– Self-starter, able to assess, plan, assign, and monitor/execute security assessment project task ensuring successful closure
– Customer-oriented with excellent issue follow-through and resolution abilities
– Ability to develop, motivate, and manage project teams
– Outstanding interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, and self-motivated
– Able to perform gap analysis and initiate process, procedure, methodology improvements
– Utilize tools and analytical skills to plan and execute tasks

Desired Skills/Certifications:

– CISSP, or CISA, or CISM, or CRISC, or CAP, or relevant industry security certifications
– PMP or relevant industry project management certifications  
– Experience with relevant laws and regulations: FISMA, HIPAA, HITECH, IRS, GDPR etc.
– Experience with any of the following security controls frameworks: NIST SP 800-53 Rev 4, SANS 20 Critical Security Controls, CIS Controls (Basic, Foundational, and Organizational), COBIT 5, HITRUST Common Security Framework, ISO 27001/2, SOC 1/SOC 2 
– Experience with any of the following assessment frameworks/models: Data Management Maturity Model (DMM), Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF), NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF), NIST Privacy Framework

General Requirements:

– U.S. Citizenship required
– Location: Crownsville, MD 

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Job Features

Job CategoryCybersecurity, Project Management

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