May 20, 2020

Req. # 522569, Security Analyst I Lowell, AR

  • Central Research Inc.
  • Lowell, AR
Full-Time Defense Engineering Government Information Technology (IT) Other Strategy - Planning

Job Description

CRI is actively seeking a Security Analyst. This position offers a great opportunity for career growth in the IT Security arena!  The Security Analyst is a critical position that supports all domains of security under general direction of the assigned IT leader. As a contributor to the IT team the analyst will evangelize and enforce Corporate and IT policies to ensure consistent compliance and maintainability of compliance certifications such as PCI DSS, FISMA, ATO, DFARS, HIPPA and ISO.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Maintain, update and write security policies as needed to comply with regulatory and company requirements
  • Maintain user security by enforcing access controls, monitoring and evaluating security standards
  • Understand and evangelize industry best practice, including security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines for the compliance framework
  • Responsible for vulnerability remediation follow-up and guidance
  • Identify areas of policy non-compliance by using the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)
  • Responsible for tracking and monitoring software viruses through use of the Incident Response Program; documentation of Security and DR Incidents within the guidelines of the Incident Response Plan
  • Continuously assist in updating the company’s incident response and disaster recovery plans
  • Schedule regular cybersecurity reports (i.e., event logs, firewalls, cyber incidents) and disseminate the results with appropriate personnel
  • Perform assessments and continuous monitoring of implemented security controls as well as conduct periodic audits/assessments against regulations & standards such as FISMA, HIPAA, PCI DSS, HITRUST, and ISO 27002
  • Keep current on new technological challenges and advancements to target and referential platforms of CRI
  • Recommend equipment upgrades to environment as business needs dictate
  • Mentor, train and develop assigned staff to be individual contributors, enabling them to deliver tier 1 and 2 infrastructure services such as patching
  • Assist with projects as assigned by IT management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in computer science or related field
  • 2 years’ experience with most recent 3 months specifically in a security role in an enterprise environment
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a 6c suitability security clearance
  • US Citizenship required per contract

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A+ and Sec+ and other security related certifications
  • CNA or MCP certification
  • Military background in network security or similar environment
  • IT Experience in a Department of Education Collection Center
  • IT Experience within the Federal Government or Military DoD
  • Experience working within the cyber warfare or cyber warfare counterintelligence arenas

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Intensive analytical skills necessary to comprehend real time security issues
  • Comprehension of networking/distributed computing environment concepts
  • Good technical skills with a thorough understanding of data communications and data center technology.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with customers, clients and employees, respond to questions in meetings, group settings, and in writing relaying technical information in understandable format to a variety of technical
  • PowerShell Scripting, Windows Command Line helpful in determining possible infections
  • Ability to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of PCI controls, ITIL, and NIST 800 53.
  • Ability to demonstrate and effectively communicate with various levels of end users and IT staff on how to trouble shoot, identify issues, resolve problems, remediate issues and follow standard methodologies
  • Ability to prepare and effectively communicate both in written format and verbally, the development and implementation of related security policies Advanced problem-solving skills required to find solutions to problems that are technically complex and require collection, interpretation and analysis of data from diverse sources
  • Ability to assist our company in evolving and growing rapidly, having a positive impact on its culture while contributing to a positive, collaborative and proactive environment to work in
  • Ability to work successfully in situations that may at times be stressful 
  • Travel up to 10% may be required


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Central Research is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Click here to view the Equal Employment Opportunity Posters.

If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan, please call 703-382-1970.  

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact our recruiting office at (703) 382-1363. This telephone line is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a response.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.  It is intended to describe the general nature and work responsibilities of the position.  This job description and the duties of this position are subject to change, modification and addition as deemed necessary by the Company. 



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