Friday, May 30, 2008

IDS Engineer (DC Gov)


· Advanced Functional knowledge of network based and host based intrusion detection systems
· Advanced knowledge of NFR (Checkpoint), ISS Site Protector, Juniper, Snort and COTS Intrusion Detection Systems
· Knowledge of various protocols (HTTP, TCP/IP, UDP, FTP, ICMP, ARP, RIP, SMTP, BGP)
· Knowledge of tools and methods used by hacker/cracker community to comprise target systems
· Functional knowledge of best of breed Intrusion Detection and Prevention system technology
· Knowledge of Network Operations/ OSI model and TCP/IP stack
· Experience with Firewall technology/ Virtual Private Networking/ Routing and Switching
· Knowledge of UNIX/LINUX Operating System environment.

Minimum Requirement

- Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field
- 5+ years of work experience in the IT Security industry.
- CCNP, CCIE, CEH, CISSP preferred.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Jr. Information Assurance Engineer

This position is located at the Joint Interoperability Test Command in Indian Head, MD, approximately 30 minutes south of the Pentagon. Conducts Security Certification and Accreditation in accordance with DHS Certification and Accreditation Guidance. Duties may include the writing of Systems Security Plans, and the other C& A documentation for this large, complex system that is central to FEMA IPAWS. Conducts attack and penetration testing against internal and external targets, site surveys, interviews, reviews documentation, identifies current area of risk, and defines parameters of security testing effort. Facilitates input from customer and end users to identify functional and technical security and privacy requirements. Reports progress and issues to C&A team lead.


Web Site security/Firewalls
UNIX/LINUX and NT Administration

LAN/WAN Technologies

Intrusion detection/monitoring tools

Additional areas of experience desired are:

Experience with DOD/DHS Certification Guidance (DOD 8500/DHS 4300)

Extensive knowledge of internet use and operations


The candidate must be proficient in the use of a PC, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Visio, and Project Management.

Ability to review technical documentation to verify compliance with security requirements and security standards and guidelines

Ability to document and communicate the status of progress against plans, taking corrective action as necessary

Ability to identify, clarify, and resolve system development and maintenance activity issues and risks

Express ideas clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing; adjusts style of communication to suit different audiences

Ability to understand the business impact of security issues and communicate these to senior management


The candidate must be able to attend technically oriented meetings, derive requirements that are a result of such meetings, and develop comprehensive reports, with minimal supervision.

The candidate must be able to attend meetings in Washington, DC and surrounding areas and travel to any area of the CONUS for up to two weeks at any one time.

The candidate must present themselves in a professional manner, possess interpersonal people skills, oral and written communications skills and dress in accordance with professional standards.


Knowledge of DHS systems, infrastructure and organization. Previous experience of DHS C&A-related tools. (RMS and TAF).