Data Security Specialist

Clearance Level
Information Security
Lanham, Maryland
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Computer Security

Data Security

Information Systems

Security Policies

Systems Security

REQ#: RQ171353
Public Trust: MBI (T2)
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important. GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Data Security Specialist, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter.

Our work depends on a Data Security Specialist to develop, lead, and operate Insider Threat programs at Federal agencies. As a Data Security Specialist, you will implement GDIT’s cutting-edge Insider Threat technologies and processes to enhance the protection of our nation’s high-value assets and mission-critical data. The ideal candidate has experience with Insider Threat programs and tools in the Federal sector. You will help our customers meet mission needs by putting the policies, processes, and tools in place to strengthen protections against vulnerabilities.


  • Develops, implements, enforces, communicates, and develops security policies or plans in compliance with regulations and privacy laws for data, software applications, hardware, telecommunications, and information systems security education/awareness programs.

  • Monitors, evaluates, and maintains systems and procedures to safeguard internal information systems, network, databases, and public facing systems to protect against unauthorized infiltration, modification, destruction, or disclosure.

  • Recognizes potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough analyses of relevant event detail, summary information, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), and other tools as required.

  • Conducts investigations of information systems security violations and incidents, reporting as necessary. Identifies security issues for remediation and provides recommended solutions.

  • Provides information to management regarding the negative impact on the business caused by theft, destruction, alteration, or denial of access to information.

  • Performs periodic and on-demand system audits and vulnerability assessments, including user accounts, application access, file system and external Web integrity scans to determine compliance.

  • May coach and provide guidance to less experienced professionals.

  • May serve as a team or task lead.


Required Qualifications:

  • Required Education: Technical Training Certification plus 5+ years of relevant experience.

  • Certification in one or more specific technologies may be required, depending on job assignment, e.g., ISACA CISA or (ISC)2 CISSP Certification

  • Experience implementing and supporting Insider Threat programs within the Financial Services Industry or US Intelligence Community.

  • Extensive knowledge of data security administration principles, methods, and techniques.

  • Familiarity with domain structures, user authentication, and digital signatures.

Recommended Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelors degree preferred

  • Experience developing software applications and provide software domain expertise to solve computer science cyber issues and associated forensics with a focus on insider threat.

  • Expertise in Data Extraction, specifically the ability to obtain data from variant sources and manipulate the data to support many analytical models and filters.

  • Certification in one or more specific technologies may be required, depending on job assignment, e.g., ISACA

Location: DC metro area preferred but remote applicants considered.  Team members living in the DC metro need to travel to client sites at the discretion of the government lead.  The Government site is in Lanham, MD.

​Citizen: Must be a US Citizen and be able to pass a background investigation.


  • Full-flex work week.  
  • 401K with company match.  
  • Customizable health benefits packages.  
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators.  
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career.  
  • Rewards program for high-performing employees. 

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $92,331 - $154,211. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.