Jun 08, 2024

Information Security Analyst SME

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
Full-Time Information Technology

Job Description

9th Way Insignia

Company Introduction
9th Way Insignia is a service-disabled veteran-owned company bringing transformative technology to our government customers so they can achieve their missions. Our specialties include cybersecurity, cloud modernization, software development, data analytics, enterprise architecture, enterprise IT, analytics and artificial intelligence. Learn more about 9th Way Insignia at https://9thwayinsignia.com.

Benefits and Memorial Program

The Benefits and Memorial Program (BAM) provides high quality, effective, and efficient Information Technology (IT) services to those responsible for providing care to the Veterans at the point-of-care as well as throughout all points of the Veterans' health care in an effective, timely and compassionate manner. The VA depends on Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) systems to meet mission goals, and deliver world-class, innovative systems that ensure reliable, secure, and seamless delivery of benefits and services directly to Veterans and their families. The BAM program focuses on developing and managing advanced technology solutions to serve the Veterans Benefits Administration, the Board of Veterans Appeals, and the National Cemetery Administration.

9th Way Insignia has an opening for a Subject Matter Expert Information Security Analyst to assist in providing Security Analysis and support to the BAM technical infrastructure. This position is contingent upon contract award.

Professional Level Information:

A Subject Matter Expert (SME) Information Security Analyst aligns as Level 4(H) Manager within 9th-way Insignia. A Hybrid Manager at 9th Way Insignia accomplishes department objectives by managing staff and processes and evaluating department activities. Focuses on leading a team and working hands-on with projects involving technology. Hybrid Managers require skills and qualifications such as exceptional leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Develop and implement comprehensive security policies, standards, and procedures.

  • Lead the design and execution of security initiatives and projects.

  • Provide expert guidance on information security best practices and emerging threats.

  • Conduct thorough risk assessments and vulnerability analyses.

  • Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies and controls.

  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of existing security measures and propose enhancements.

  • Lead incident response efforts, including the investigation, containment, and remediation of security incidents.

  • Conduct root cause analysis and implement measures to prevent recurrence.

  • Maintain detailed documentation of incidents and responses.

  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and industry standards (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA, ISO 27001).

  • Prepare and support internal and external security audits.

  • Develop and maintain security documentation and reports.

  • Oversee the configuration and management of security tools and technologies (e.g., firewalls, IDS/IPS, SIEM).

  • Perform regular security monitoring, analysis, and reporting.

  • Coordinate penetration testing and vulnerability scanning activities.

  • Stay current with the latest security technologies, trends, and threats.

  • Provide technical expertise in areas such as network security, endpoint security, encryption, and identity management.

  • Evaluate and recommend new security tools and technologies.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, a related field (or 16 years equivalent work experience in lieu of degree).

  • 8+ years experience

  • Extensive knowledge of security frameworks and standards (e.g., NIST, ISO 27001).

  • Proficiency in security tools and technologies (e.g., firewalls, IDS/IPS, SIEM, DLP).

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


  • Relevant certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CEH, GIAC) are highly desirable.

Salary Range:

The salary range for this position is $101,189 - $173,000

9th Way Insignia's range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary.

Clearance, background investigation:

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

This position is remote/on-site

9th Way Insignia reserves the right to adjust work location based upon mission requirements.


Eligible employees will have access to our comprehensive benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Voluntary Life Insurance, PTO, paid holidays, 401(k), FSA, HSA, and resources such as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Traveling Assistance. Company-paid benefits such as Telehealth, STD and LTD disability plans, and basic life A&D are also included.

We're an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change - no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law. [email protected]


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