Information Security Specialist II in Reston, VA at Beacon Health Options

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

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Job Description


We are currently seeking a dynamic Information Security Specialist II to join our team at our office in Reston, VA.  

The Information Security Specialist II will perform technical analysis and support for computer security procedures including personnel, physical security, communications, hardware, software, and data. Information Security Specialists enforce security requirements for protecting data against unauthorized, accidental or deliberate, modification, disclosure, denial, and destruction

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Performs periodic and on-demand system audits and vulnerability assessments, including user accounts, application access, file system, and external Web integrity scans
  2. Monitors and proactively mitigates information security risks and conducts system security testing
  3. Plans, designs, implements, and manages, in conjunction with engineering staff, all security systems and their corresponding software, including firewalls, VPNs, intrusion detections systems, secure messaging, and antivirus software
  4. Recommends, develops, monitors, and enforces information security policies, Promotes general security and HIPAA security awareness among staffs
  5. Conducts research on emerging products, services, protocols, and standards in support of security efforts, Handles security incidents responses Ensures security regulations compliances including AICPA trust criteria, HIPAA, DIACAP, ISO 27001 and other local and state regulations, Oversees, manages, and provides technical expertise on security safeguards such as Checkpoint firewall, IPS, anti-virus systems, VPN, and secure messaging systems.
  6. Handle security related incidents including physical security incidents, Provides supports to respond and coordinates to various client and SOC1, SOC2 security audits
  7. Manage Day to Day Security Operations including perimeter security, security monitoring, Data Loss Prevention, Vulnerability Assessment/Management, malware protection and other operational needs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education:   A bachelor's degree in information systems/information security or applicable discipline
  • Licensures:   Security+, A+, CRISC or any other security certification from ISC2, SANS, ISACA, CISCO etc.
  • Relevant Work Experience:   A minimum of Seven years of IT experience, with four years in an information security role
  • In depth detailed knowledge of IP-based networking protocols, network management and operations, VPNs, and encryption with the ability to analyze and IP flow down to the packet level
  • Strong troubleshooting and analysis skills using Sniffer or other industry-standard protocol analyzer technology
  • Strong knowledge of applicable practices relating to data security/privacy protection
  • Excellent communication skills, have a willingness to take on responsibilities, strong problem-solving skills, and should work well with other staff while providing reliable support
  • Knowledge and/or experience with LANs, WAN, VPNs, Routers, firewalls, and IDS/IPS systems
  • Understanding of information assurance security requirements, vulnerabilities, protection features
  • Understanding of HIPAA security regulations and other government security policies
  • Knowledge of information security standards (e.g., ISO 27002, DIACAP, NIST Standards etc.), rules and regulations related to information security and data confidentiality (e.g., FISMA, HIPAA, etc.) and desktop, server, application, database, network security principles for risk identification and analysis
  • Excellent communication (oral, written, presentation), interpersonal and consultative skills


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Beacon Health Strategies, a Beacon Health Options company, is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer as well as a Drug Free Work Environment. EOE/M/F/Veterans/Disabled