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DIACAP Compliance Engineer and Information Assurance Lead Jobs (risk management framework)

Role: DIACAP Compliance Engineer
Location: Tarrytown, NY
Duration: 6+ months

Enterprise Solution Inc.
500 E. Diehl Road, Suite 130, Naperville, IL 60563
Office: # 630-214-9485
E-Mail : pradyut@enterprisesolutioninc.com
Gmail : pradyut10.esi@gmail.com

Title: Information Assurance Lead
Location: Aberdeen, MD
Client: Federal
Duration: Full Time

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8251 Greensboro Drive, 9th Floor

McLean VA 22102
yogeshk@etalentnetwork.com

Office: (877) 715-3865 Ext.328

I get people contacting me every week about jobs all around the US! Today, I am going to show you a couple that I received recently. I hope that it will give you some idea of what employers and contracts look for in security compliance professionals.

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STIG Update – Google Chrome Browser STIG, V1R7

STIG Update –¬†Google Chrome Browser STIG, V1R7


DISA has updated the Google Chrome Browser STIG Version 1 Release 7. The requirements of the STIG become effective immediately. The STIG is available on IASE at http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/app-security/browser-guidance/Pages/browser-guidance.aspx.

 

Security Roles and Responsibilities

There are hundreds of different roles & responsibilities in the IT Security career field alone. Here are some of the common types that I have seen:

Information System Security Manager – coordinate with the system owner and the information system security officer to ensure security is on the systems.
Information System Security Officer – coordinate with management and system administrators to implement system security controls. Ensures security controls are tracked and documented.
System Administrator – applies technical functionality and security on information systems.
Architect – assists in the design of enterprise information systems.
Security Analyst – review the logs of information systems to determine if there are any malicious activities happening.
Auditors – review the information systems to make sure the security controls are applied, documented and continuously monitored.

IT Security Career Risk Management Framework

So you want to get into Information Technology? Well what do you want to do in IT because there are many different branches of it. I would suggest going into IT security, specifically, Risk Management Framework. It is a very specialized field.

You will need to know the fundamental of IT security. The basics on what goes into securing important data and their hardware. You will also need to have at least a little knowledge of technology and its history. You will need to know a LOT about NIST SP 800-37, “Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems”. You will need to dive into NIST SP 800-53, “Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations”.

Since not many people want to do this work, or even know about it, there is not much competition. They are always looking for qualified people to do it. What you will need is a 4 year degree (preferably in something technical), an IT certification in security (Security+, ISC2 CAP, CISSP, CASP, CISM,CISA) and a lot of knowledge on NIST 800-37.

 

DIACAP vs DoD RMF for IT vs NIST RMF

There are differences between the old DIACAP (being phased out), DoD RMF for IT and NIST RMF. What is “DIACAP”? It stands for Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification & Accreditation Process and it is based on the old DoDI 8510.01 and DoD 8500 documents. The process was designed to make absolutely sure federal systems have security on them.

With the constant exponential evolution of information technology this process has had to change to keep up with the times. DIACAP is being replaced with DoD Risk Management Framework for Information Technology (DoD RMF for IT). This process has more granularity, more detailed, more frequent and covers many new technology that was not covered by DIACAP. DoD RMF for IT is actually based fundamentally on NIST SP 800-37, Risk Management Framework.

 

 

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What is Risk Management Framework NIST 800 37

Risk Management is being aware of and taking actions to prepare for probable unfavorable outcomes.

Risk Management Framework is a process the implement risk management in an organization.

There are (6) steps to the RMF:
1. Categorize
2. Select
3. Implement
4. Assess
5. Authorize
6. Continuous Monitoring

More on the Risk Management Framework Steps here:

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