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Cyber Security Analyst
Title:Cyber Security Analyst
Location:San Diego, CA

Forward Slope Inc. is an advanced technology and engineering services provider established in San Diego in 2002 serving the DoD and Enterprise customers.  We are recognized as a quality engineering firm driven by a commitment to superior technical leadership, collaborative work environments and a customer-centric culture.  We have been selected by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in San Diego for multiple consecutive years.  We are seeking a fast-learning, organized and self-motivated Cyber Security Analyst to join our growing IT team and support or information security and compliance projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement and monitor cyber security measures for protection of on-premises and cloud-based networks and information systems.
  • Monitor security dashboards and review security logs on a regular basis
  • Review, analyze and remediate network, system, and application data/telemetry, malware, and other cyber security and incident response related data on a regular basis.
  • Perform regular systems security scans, analyze results, and maintain records of such scans and analysis.
  • Review cyber security controls and ensure compliance with specific regulatory frameworks and standards such as:
    • NIST 800-171
    • CMMC
    • Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Test and evaluate the effectiveness of current systems, tools and plans used to protect our information systems and develop and implement plans to address any deficiencies.
  • Review and evaluate software, hardware and network tools that can enhance the overall cybersecurity posture of the organization.
  • Work with system owners and other stakeholders to manage cyber security requirements while minimizing disruption to business operations.
  • Stay up-to-date with evolving regulatory and compliance requirements as well as advances in the cyber security industry and contribute to the improvement of the cyber security program.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering, or related scientific or technical discipline (or equivalent combination of education/experience)
  • 2+ years of direct relevant experience in Information Systems Security or Information Assurance (preferably in a DoD environment).
  • Experience in Windows and Active Directory network environments.
  • Ability to obtain a DoD SECRET security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft cloud-based security tools such as Azure Sentinel and the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center.
  • Experience with SIEM / Log Analysis tools and processes.
  • Experience with Vulnerability Management and EDR tools.
  • Strong understanding of networking fundamentals, TCP/IP and other core protocols.
  • Knowledge and experience with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications (particularly NIST 800-171).
  • Knowledge or experience with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

Forward Slope Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disable

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