- NIST Standards
- Writing Skills
- System Security Plans
- Operating Systems
KeyLogic has an exciting opportunity for a Cyber Security Assurance Engineer with our team at NASA.
KeyLogic supports NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Program, delivering analysis, validation and verification of safety-critical and mission-critical software for important NASA science and human exploration programs.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Performs independent assessments (system and software security vulnerability, threat, and risk assessments) and penetration tests on development and large-scale operational environments.
Performs full-lifecycle (i.e., Concept to Deployment) Information Assurance (IA) security analyses to ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total secure systems solutions that acknowledge technical constraints.
Performs NIST security control assessments in support of Assessment and Authorization (A&A) / Certification & Accreditation (C&A) processes.
Performs analysis of systems security and software architecture, system security and software requirements, system and software design, source code, and the developer’s unit, build, and systems integration test products.
Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, and requirements allocation and interface definition studies to evaluate compliance of software/systems developer’s software security specifications and requirements to the software security standards (e.g., NIST Standards).
Performs mentoring and training on information assurance methodologies/techniques.
Develops independent test plans, cases, procedures, and scripts and performs independent testing of safety and mission critical software systems to ensure the system will not do what it is not supposed to do and will respond in a safe and desired manner under adverse conditions.
Interacts directly with targeted development program personnel providing a suitable interface for the program to gain access to the results of IV&V IA analyses.
Collaborates with cross-functional teams of security and systems analysts performing assessments and/or verification and validation analyses.
Analyzes effectiveness/efficiency of the NASA IV&V program's security analysis procedures and processes, and develops/recommends improvements.
Prepares presentations, reports, research, and other contract deliverables related to mission assurance analyses performed.
Supports IV&V project lead directly as knowledgeable reviewer of IV&V security analysis products and services.
Participates in Risk Management process as it relates to execution of the mission assurance and/or IV&V projects and to the software/systems development project being evaluated by the IV&V team.
Performs technical task planning and supports the Project Lead in the execution and control of the tasks.
Participates in selected programs, events, and meetings involving staff, Government customers, and visitors.
Minimum Qualifications To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Experience and expertise with security engineering and analysis, architecture, design, NIST, security controls, Certification & Accreditation (C&A), Assessment & Authorization (A&A), risk assessment, vulnerability and threat assessment.
Working knowledge and experience applying Information Assurance techniques in all system development life-cycle phases.
Experience performing vulnerability assessments, independent security assessments, and penetration testing on mission-critical systems.
Experience selecting, implementing, documenting, and assessing NIST security controls on large complex mission-critical systems.
Experience writing, managing, and/or adjudicating System Security Plans (SSP) and all associated security controls documentation.
Expert knowledge of operating systems internals (Linux, Windows), network protocols and technologies, web services, databases, scripting, programming languages (C/C++, Java, Perl, Python, Assembly), firewalls.
Experience applying NIST 800-37 and 800-53 to development and operational systems.
Minimum of 7 years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or other software-related engineering program, OR an additional 4 years of directly related experience in lieu of degree.
Excellent writing and communication skills are required, and ability to interact well in group meeting/working environments.
Work experience with all major aspects of the systems/software development life cycle (requirements, design, implementation, and test) is required.
Familiarity with software architecture, systems engineering, and verification and validation Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Security Clearance.
Work is performed on-site in Government facilities. Occasional travel may be required.
Experience and expertise in the following domains: Access Control, Telecommunications and Network Security, Information Security Governance and Risk Management, Software Development Security, Cryptography, Security Architecture and Design, Operations Security, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, Legal, Regulations, Investigations and Compliance, Physical (Environmental) Security Certifications such as: Certified Expert Penetration Tester (CEPT), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN), EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT), Committee on National Security Systems CNSSI-4012, CNSS-4011, NSA-INFOSEC Assessment Methodology (IAM), NSA-INFOSEC Evaluation Methodology (IEM).
Experience and expertise with NASA or military programs involving ground communication systems security.
Experience with FedRAMP and 3PAO.
Familiarity with UML, static code analysis tools, service oriented architecture, agile processes, project planning/integration, and business process engineering.
Experience and familiarity with the NASA Space Network, Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), Space - Network Ground Segment, Satellite Mission Operations, or other programs involving ground communications; COTS integration; network performance; software safety; and mission assurance.