Cybersecurity Policy Analyst – Secret Clearance with Security Clearance

at MindPoint Group, LLC
Published February 7, 2024
Location Washington, DC
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Text code CPA3 to 202-915-6712 to apply! Since 2009, MindPoint Group has been the cybersecurity firm of choice for the most security-conscious US federal agencies and commercial enterprises. We're proud to be one of Inc. 5000's fastest-growing companies in the country. With several 'Best Places to Work' awards under our belts, we have a diverse employee-focused culture, accessibility, and communication between all levels and departments, and over 4 stars in reviews on Glassdoor. Come be a part of what we're building. We use our award-winning recruitment process to seek the most skilled, experienced, and driven information security consulting experts in the industry, while simultaneously empowering applicants to determine if MindPoint Group is the right fit for them. We are profoundly invested in selecting the right people to join our team and are equally driven to expand and develop careers long-term. With positions throughout the US, a role at MindPoint Group promises you: * An opportunity to work within one of the most diverse DC-based organizations * Generous tuition and professional development reimbursements * Mentorship opportunities with leaders focused on your growth * Competitive benefits like 401k matching, 11 federal holidays, etc. * And more! Job Description We're looking for a dynamic Senior Cybersecurity Policy Analyst. What you get to do every day: * Serve as a trusted advisor to the CISO and Deputy CISO as an expert in the field of information assurance and cybersecurity. * Represent the Department in working groups and cybersecurity committees that are tackling the government's current and emerging challenges such as maturing the CDM program, automating the ATO process, and developing and implementing enterprise security services. * Lead the development of the Department's program for identifying, protecting, and monitoring its High-Value Assets (HVAs). * Oversee and manage the day-to-day operation of information systems, including advanced technical assistance. * Perform control reviews, security audits, evaluations, and risk assessments of sensitive and complex operational systems and facilities and provides recommendations for remediating detected vulnerabilities. * Conduct application, system, and network security assessments, analyses, authorizations, and evaluations in classified and sensitive environments. * Develop requirements and specifications for reviewing and approving procurement requests, major systems development activities, telecommunications hardware and software, and hardware and software encryption techniques on the basis of security concerns. * Broadly assess technology to ensure security vulnerabilities are identified and remediated. * Analyze and optimize system operation and resource utilization, and perform system capacity planning/analysis while maintaining the security posture. * Provide Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) and client network guidance, training, research and recommendations. * Support specific technical reviews to support non-standard operational requirements and systems, including design, development, and maintenance of unique security assessment security tools and conducting assessments. Qualifications *Secret Clearance Required* What skills do you need? * Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of formal education and experience. Bachelor's Degree may be substituted for 8 additional years of relevant experience. * Minimum six (6) years of general experience and three (3) years of relevant experience in functional responsibility. * Well-versed in risk management and must have experience working with SDLC and performing security tasks throughout * Experience with and working understanding of FISMA compliance, experience conducting all phases of Certification and Accreditation, and creating documentation in accordance with NIST guidance * Well-versed with NIST publications, including NIST 800 series, OMB circulars such as OMB A-123 circular and OMB A-130 circular and memoranda, and CNSS publications and their requirements and impact on system security such as CNSS 1253 and risk management methodologies * Broad knowledge of cybersecurity threats * Broad knowledge of information systems technologies * Strong analytical and organizational skills * Concise writing skills What is ideal? * Understanding of and experience with CSAM is a plus Location: * This is a hybrid role with expectations of being on the client site one day a week. Additional Information * All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. * Highlights of our benefits include Health/Dental/Vision, 401(k) match, Flexible Time Off, STD/LTD/Life Insurance, Referral Bonuses, professional development reimbursement, maternity/paternity leave, mobile phone stipend, pre-tax commuter benefits, the opportunity to participate in our mentorship program, and more! * MindPoint is committed to maintaining a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Job applicants that are interested in one of our openings and may require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, should contact us to request an accommodation. Are you interested in a posted job opportunity but may not check all of the "boxes" for desired qualifications? If so, we encourage you to apply! Our commitment to sustain and champion an inclusive and dynamic community of employees is a high priority! Text code CPA3 to 202-915-6712 to apply!