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Vulnerability Assessment & Analysis Specialist (Level 2)Fort George G Meade, MD · Information Technology
The Level 2 Vulnerability Assessment & Analysis Specialist shall possess the following capabilities:
- Knowledge of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs), cyber threats, and vulnerability mitigation strategies.
- Conduct research and analysis to stay up to date with current vulnerabilities, provide detailed risk analysis and potential impact.
- Utilize multiple data sources to determine a vulnerability’s security impact on the enterprise.
- Analyze, assess, compile, and prioritize vulnerabilities to document and communicate mitigation recommendations.
- Communicate written and verbal information in a timely, clear, and concise manner.
- Apply cybersecurity and privacy principles to organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation).
- Understand network security architecture concepts such as topology and protocols.
- Understand what constitutes network risk, cyberattacks, and the relationship between threats and vulnerabilities.
- Analyze vulnerability scans.
- Recognize security implications of vulnerabilities and assess within the context of the risk management process.
- Utilize analysis tools, such as Verodin, Nessus, or RedSeal, to identify vulnerabilities.
- Write comprehensive risk assessments on vulnerability impacts.
- Utilize automated and manual testing methods to validate the vulnerability testing methods; discover inadequate security practices.
- Identify secondary effects of vulnerabilities and exposures, as well as the impact of the mitigations applied to them.
- Perform after-action reviews of team products to ensure completion of analysis. (U) Lead and mentor team members as a technical expert.
- Four (4) years of demonstrated experience as a VAA in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.
- One (1) year of demonstrated experience in technical reporting.
- One (1) year of demonstrated experience in network and threat analysis.
- A technical bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two (2) years of VAA experience on projects of similar scope, type, and complexity