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Cybersecurity Assessment and Authorization Assessor, Mid

Booz Allen

Dec 30

Cybersecurity Assessment and Authorization Assessor, Mid

The Challenge:

Warnings about cyber threats are everywhere and the constantly evolving nature of these threats can make understanding them seem overwhelming to government agencies. In all of this “cyber noise”, how can these organizations understand their risks and how to mitigate them? The answer is you – build your knowledge as an information security risk specialist who knows how to break down complex threats into manageable plans of action.

As an information security risk specialist on our team, you’ll work with a government agency to discover their cyber risks, understand applicable policies, and develop a mitigation plan. You’ll get technical, environmental, and personnel details from system owners to assess the entire threat landscape. Then, you’ll help your team guide your client through a plan of action with presentations, white papers, and milestones. You’ll work on translating security concepts for your client so they can make the best decisions to secure their critical cloud systems. This is your opportunity to take an active role in information security while growing your skills in cyber assessment and authorizations. Join us as we protect our governments most critical cyber cloud environments.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 3+ years of experience with performing security control testing activities based on NIST 800-53.

  • 3+ years of experience with the development of Security Assessment Plans and Security Assessment Reports

  • 3+ years of experience conducting security control interviews, documentation review, and artifact collection

  • 3+ years of experience with performing risk analyses to demonstrate effective risk management and developing security assessment reports

  • 3+ years of experience in managing project schedules successfully, developing required deliverables using established client templates, meeting with client leadership, and conducting stakeholder interviews

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • BA or BS degree

  • Security + or CISSP certification

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with writing and supporting proposals

  • Experience using the assessment tool Xacta


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

Build Your Career:

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want.

  • Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills.

  • Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time and/or funding to advance your skills.

  • Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam.

  • Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap.

  • Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces.

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.