Jr. Security Analyst


Founded in 2001, Blue Canopy is an award-winning provider of business solutions in the public and commercial sectors. We’re focused on delivering outcomes that matter by combining the best use of technology, process improvement, and the system of governance. Our Mission is to serve our clients and help them achieve success by combining governance, industry experience, and information technology excellence.

At Blue Canopy, innovation, collaboration, and teamwork are the driving force behind our success. We are committed to hiring, retaining, and developing best-in-class professionals because we recognize that our team is what differentiates us in the marketplace as an industry-leader. We are driven by excellence, committed to integrity, and inspired to achieve limitless possibilities.

Blue Canopy is currently seeking a Full-Time Junior Security Analyst to provide onsite support in Washington, DC.

The individual will provide assistance with Federal security program reviews, security Architecture analysis, and stakeholder engagement to ensure compliance with the NIST Risk Management Framework Special Publication 800 series, Continuous Diagnostic Monitoring (CDM) and the OMB Memorandum (M) 14-03 requirements.

The Candidate Will:

Identify current stakeholder security capabilities and gaps, helping architect solutions that can be leveraged in multiple environments, supporting agency level responses to the continuous diagnostic monitoring (CDM) program.

Coordinate with Federal Agencies to track and manage security assessments resultant corrective actions.

Act as a liaison between Agency stakeholders and departmental CIO and CISO programs.

Assist with the drafting of business cases and implementation plans for Proof of Concepts and Pilots and developing security packages needed to grant short term Authority to Test for Federal systems.

Assist in the presentation of the security capabilities to the client.

Interface with federal employees and contractors across multiple agencies to perform the required activities.

What You Need to Bring to the Table:

4+ years of experience and knowledge in IT and/or security operations and management, development and implementation, and administration and program management.

2+ years of experience and knowledge of cyber security concepts, methods, best practices, tools, policies and laws as outlined by FISMA, OMB, NIST, DHS, and other government and non-government cyber security organizations.

1+ years of experience in performing information security assessments as outlined in NIST Special Publications, including skills in identifying and analyzing security risks, developing and presenting findings and recommendations to IT and cyber security managers and their technical teams and staff.

Experience and training in using Cyber Security Assessment and Management (CSAM) or equivalent tool used to assess, document, manage, and report on the status of IT security risk assessments and implementation of Federal mandated IT security control standards and guidelines.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, ability to communicate highly technical requirements to a diverse audience across multiple mission areas on all aspects of the Agency Liaison Services Support Program, including skills in communicating new policy, guidance, or procedural requirements provided by OMB, NIST, DHS, and/or USDA.

Desired Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in information technology, cyber security, computer science, or related fields or equivalent experience.

2+ years knowledge and understanding of NIST Special Publication 800 Series and FISMA

2+ years of experience with Information Security

Professional Certification(s) are a plus (e.g., Security+, CEH, CISM, CISSP, CISA, GSEC)

Clearance Required: Public Trust

As a full-time employee of Blue Canopy, you are eligible for an attractive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, life insurance, and short-term and long-term disability insurance. Our benefits also include paid holidays, Paid-Time-Off (PTO), a company-sponsored 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement plan, and flexible spending accounts to allow you to pay for Health, Dependent care and Commuter costs with pre-tax income.

Blue Canopy, LLC is EOE/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability

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