Security Consultant (Contract) – Norwalk, CA

We have an immediate need for a long-term contract with one of our large public sector clients in Southern California. Our client is seeking the services of a Security Consultant to assist with the administration, configuration, and support of the VSAP Election Security Infrastructure systems network; which comprises of virtual/physical machines with different Linux operating systems, and network infrastructure used for election support.

Description of Duties

  • Support components such as APM servers, APM load balancers, MySQL, Kafka servers, Nginx servers, Infoblox server, ClearPass server and custom software performing business logic.
  • Document election airgapped of network systems supporting ballot scanners used in scanning marked ballots after every election (TALLY) & Ballot Management /Ballot Marking Device (BMG/BMD) air gapped security network infrastructure implementation plans, operating procedures, processes, and configuration as necessary to support the operational activities related to VSAP.
  • Administration, Management, Maintenance, Configuration, support, and deployment of openSCAP, Carbon Black, Snare, ClearPass on multiple flavors of Linux and Windows operating systems in an air-gapped election system environment.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve complex security infrastructure issues that may arise in the support of TALLY & BMG/BMD air-gapped security network infrastructure, which includes monitoring of the network traffic and blocking potential cyber-attacks.
  • Administration, management, maintenance, and deployment of Virtual Machine instances as needed.
  • Perform security system tuning administration and maintenance and support of backup/recovery for Business Continuity Process (BCP).
  • Design security solutions systems in a Linux-based air-gapped environment to ensure proper and efficient performance using industry information security best practices.
  • Represent ITB when attending meetings or providing TALLY & BMG/BMD related expertise to internal and external customers.
  • Provide written and verbal communications to internal and external customers, management, and other department managers and technical staff.
  • Provide knowledge transfer to the team through training and mentoring.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) Certification, preferred.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification, preferred.
  • Two (2) years of experience within the last six (6) years of implementing and troubleshooting of Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) in multiple flavors of Linux operating systems.
  • Two (2) years of experience within the last six (6) years of implementing and ongoing administration of networks conforming to NIST 800-171 and/or NIST 800-53 Cybersecurity Frameworks.
  • Two (2) years of experience within the last six (6) years of experience in managing airgapped computer systems networks in Department of Defense Acquisition Rules (DFARS) or Industrial Control Systems Environments.
  • Two (2) years of experience within the last six (6) years of experience in managing and administering various Secure Event Information Management SEIM software platforms.
  • Two (2) years of experience within the last five (5) years installing, configuring, administering ration and troubleshooting of Carbon Black Security Software.
  • Two (2) years of experience within the last five (5) years installing, configuring, administering, and implementing APM servers, APM load balancers, MySQL, Kafka servers, Nginx servers, Infoblox server, and elastic search using industry standards security best practices.
  • Two (2) years of experience within the last three (3) years administering ClearPass server.
  • Two (2) years of experience within the last six (6) years implementing and managing Security Requirements for FIPS 140-1/2/3 Cryptographic Modules.