Buchanan & Edwards

  • Information Security (InfoSec) Specialist

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    Growth requires a strong foundation, and at Buchanan & Edwards, our people are our strength.

    They are the foundation for building the next generation of innovative IT solutions, revolutionizing the industry, and solving the nation’s most critical challenges. 

    Let Buchanan & Edwards help you unleash your potential and reach your goals.


    Build your career

    A challenging and dynamic work environment isn’t all that BE has to offer. When you join BE, you become an integral part of our team. Not just an employee number, but a valued opinion with a voice that carries and drives change and innovation. You’ll have access to some of the most well-respected IT industry leaders in virtually every field and learn new tools and techniques while expanding your knowledge and skillset. We’re dedicated to helping you develop your career, and our culture applauds outside-the-box thinking and initiative. Our employee-focused leadership team knows that your success is our success and empowers employees with the necessary tools to excel. Join us as we continue to move the future forward, together.


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    Position Requirements

    As the Information Security (InfoSec) Specialist you will have Tier 2/3 system administration on multiple cybersecurity environments from Checkpoint Firewall Systems; Juniper Firewall Systems; SPLUNK; Windows; LINUX; McAfee ePO; Foundstone Security; Tanium; and Microsoft SharePoint. It will be adventageous to possess a working knowledge in the following areas in order to be sucessful in this role: Information Technology Security (ITSEC), Risk Assessment, Security Processes, Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E), System Security Authorization Agreements (SSAA), Vulnerability Assessments, National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), Communications Security (COMSEC), & Certification Authority (CA), DOS A&A process and the NIST 800-53 controls for Federal information processing systems. In this role you'll provide technical and non-technical guidance and hands on support in several areas of information technology security and certification and compliance with Federal and DOS statutes. Technical information security support and guidance includes the areas of system architecture, system configuration, system assessment testing & validation and/or certification, product evaluations and recommendations, and other technical areas as needed (types of systems include MS Windows, UNIX and Network Architecture). Non-technical information security support and guidance includes: policy compliance, documentation requirements compliance, planning and recommendations for system continuity of operations, system standard operating procedures; providing assistance in change control processes for ST systems and providing liaison support between DS/ST and the Diplomatic Security’s Chief Technology Officer’s DS/CTO) Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO).



    • Provide technical solutions to automate processes or functions to improve systems security;
    • Support DoS innovation efforts from cybersecurity perspective to include: data consolidation efforts, enhanced mobile technologies, and establishment of cloud solutions as appropriate.
    • Ensure security controls, including but not limited to those defined in NIST 800-53, are appropriately applied to ST systems for the protection of privacy and to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information in support of the ST mission.
    • Support the FISMA, A123, and other IT security-related audits and security assessment team.
    • Assist with design and implementation of technical security technology and IT projects as directed;
    • Complete and maintain documentation such a system security plans, security risk assessment, continuous monitoring and other related activities.
    • Information security related certifications (CEH, MSCP, LPIC, CISSP), or other significant Information Technology security training is required

     Additional Qualifications

    • A degree in a related discipline is preferred.

    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 and 2016 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years. 

    Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal Opportunity Employer –Minorities / Women / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. Buchanan & Edwards is an E-Verify employer.






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