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Cyber Security Specialist at PARSONS in Richardson, TX

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The Cyber Security Specialist, Sr. works toward predetermined goals and objectives in the Cyber Risk and Compliance team. The incumbent at this level uses his skills, experience and knowledge to answer security and compliance questions from the business units and project teams. Determines and pursues course of action necessary to obtain desired results, and makes recommendations and changes to departmental policies and procedures. The focus for the Cyber Security Specialist, Sr is the unclassified network but may also contribute to the cyber security of classified environments. The incumbent should have experience and ability to write / document policies, standards and procedure documents.




Conducts security assessments against enterprise security controls to validate functionality and effectiveness of control against established standards e.g. NIST.


Conducts third party security assessments and documents findings to make recommendations based on risk and gaps identified.


Actively contributes to procedures, work instructions and checklists for improving internal cyber risk and security architecture activities.


Documents and diagrams enterprise architecture documents to include security architecture and security engineering documents.


Develops, maintains, and audits the analytical and technical aspects of major computer security systems.


Provides guidance and recommendations to security operations (SOC) and security engineering in support of continuous service improvement (CSI) activities.


Serves on project teams and internal committees to represent cyber risk and compliance interests.


May provide leadership and mentorship to less experienced team members.



  • 4-year degree in Computer Science (or related curriculum)  

  • 5- 8 years experience.   


  • Solid understanding and practical application of NIST SP 800-53.

  • Understanding of Network technologies, including traditional networks, Cloud, MPLS, VPN, Wireless networking.

  • Understanding of IT security procedures including firewall theory and configuration.

  • Understanding of domain structures, user authentication, and digital signatures.

  • Familiarity with ISO 27000-series, CoBIT, and other information security control frameworks.

  • Knowledge of business needs and priorities and how those translate into security concerns and issues.

  • Ability to accurately create and assess internal security procedures and develop plans for remedying any identified areas of weakness.

  • Written and oral communication skills appropriate for the position, including the ability to speak very well in basic professional situations and present technical data in a logical manner that is easy to understand (may include communication via telephone, in person, or presenting to small groups). 




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