Data Defenders is looking for a Cybersecurity Engineer in Chicago, IL to support a range of cybersecurity lifecycle activities that include the development of Security controls and Risk Management Framework (RMF) Assessment and Authorization. A successful candidate will work independently and as a team by planning, evaluating, and implementing the security systems that protects Informational Technology in Data Defenders infrastructure.
Duties and Responsibilities
Implement vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support accreditation and other program protection activities
Understanding of complex networks including Servers, Network Devices, Service Interaction & Security
Detect security risks and exposures, determine the causes of security violations, and suggest procedures to halt future incidents. Investigate and resolve security incidents and recommends enhancements to improve security
Apply various information system inspection tools to audit systems, analyze potential vulnerabilities and identify mitigation approaches
Ensure systems and networks comply with state and local regulatory standards and internal policies. Measure business risks and evaluate the effectiveness of controls at the network, operating system, database, and application level
Conduct technical evaluation of information system designs, focusing on information security aspects and accreditation
Monitors technology throughout the county for adherence to security best practices to achieve a greater overall security posture
Review completion and implementation of system additions and enhancements, and makes recommendations to management
Maintain current knowledge of relevant technology and security threats as assigned
Other duties as assigned
Associates Degree in computer science, engineering, or a related technical discipline with 5 years of IT experience
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a related technical discipline with 2 years of IT experience
Must have a Recognized Security Certification including CISSP or CCSP (associated will be considered), CEH or Security+
Other Industry Certifications such as Network+, Microsoft, Cisco, AWS or GCP certifications preferred
Great computer and technical kkills
Must be a team player who enjoys working in a collaborative/team environment
Good soft skills including written and verbal communication and presentation
Live in Greater, Chicago, IL area
Able to pass a background screen (including criminal record and credit check)
Data Defenders, LLC., based in Chicago, IL is a recognized, market-leading provider of Cybersecurity solutions providing consulting services to corporate, local and state municipalities. Data Defenders specializes in Cybersecurity Risk Advisory, Response, and Managed Cybersecurity solutions. Based on the success of the company’s business development activities, Data Defenders is experiencing rapid sales growth of our unique service offerings.
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