Security Analyst


Minimum Education Level: Master's Degree

Essential Roles & Responsibilities

  • Assist with enhancing the performance of a Center level security program in areas of security services, policy, and planning
  • Support implementation of Center-level Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) requirements, including coordinating and analyzing Center FISMA data, developing analytical reports, and delivering executive level briefings
  • Assist with Center-level IT Security policies, processes, and procedures that support the implementation of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53 controls (specifically related to Governance, Risk, and Compliance) as well as other relevant NIST information security publications
  • Support a Center-level program for IT Security Awareness and Training initiatives
  • Coordinate communications and facilitate information sharing on Center-level security initiatives and priorities with IT Security stakeholders across NASA Headquarters, and other Centers as needed
  • Assist with implementing and maturing NASA Headquarters’ risk management program, including the deployment of Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) strategy and Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program
  • Recommend and implement process improvements as necessary to facilitate team and stakeholder collaboration and improve operations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in fields of cybersecurity, systems engineering, information assurance, or public administration
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience with project management
  • Certifications in one: CompTIA Security+, Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), and/or Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)
  • Experience in analyzing IT Security Baselines via Open SCAP Workbench and Nessus tools
  • Experience with current Federal cybersecurity legislation and compliance requirements, including FISMA, FIPS, FITRA, NIST SP 800-53, NIST 800-37, etc.
  • U.S. citizenship
Posted: June 21, 2018
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