Information Security Analyst Associate

Clearance Level
Information Security
Baltimore, Maryland

REQ#: RQ121467

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT’s Early Talent & Diversity Program is designed with you in mind! Our new graduate opportunities are intended for recent college graduates with 0-1 year of professional work experience. At GDIT, every day, we influence how the government serves the country and its citizens. Starting your career with GDIT, allows you the opportunity to be a part of critical missions that don’t just shape the world, but the individual. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. We are seeking an Information Security Analyst Associate to join our team to support Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) activities at Windsor Mill, MD. As an Information Security Analyst Associate supporting the Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System (HIGLAS) contract, you will work with a team of security analysts and engineers to analyze network and system events for potential indicators of threats or compromise. This effort includes implementing and maintaining security safeguards designed to minimize the CMS security risk and protect confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive data, including privacy information.

This is an associate level position and part of a larger Information Security team responsible for establishing and maintaining a high security posture for a critical Federal Information System. Our team’s security responsibility includes, but not limited to, developing IT security strategy and architecture, establishing security operations and monitoring, implementing risk and vulnerability management processes, remediating weaknesses, conducting audits and assessments, maintaining all manner of IT security documentation, managing access, and enforcing Federal and Organizational policies.

Some of the key activities and responsibilities for this position include the following:

  • Provide support to and participate in continuous monitoring activities including monitoring for file integrity, malware detection, host-based intrusions, and other related activities.
  • Analysis, assessment, and response to anomalous activity in support of security events and incident response.
  • Draft documentation to detail potential risks associated with known security issues within the environment.
  • Develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to security tasking.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with technical subject matter experts (SMEs) to ensure technical and operational security controls are operating as expected.

To be suitable, you must meet these qualifications:

  • Ability to pass CMS background check and meet the residency requirement for having resided in the US at least (3) three out of the last (5) five years.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Information Technology, or equivalent years of related information security experience. 0-1 year of related work experience.
  • General knowledge of endpoint security and system administration such as file integrity, malware detection, host-based intrusions, system hardening, etc.
  • Knowledge of general computing technologies (e.g., Windows Server, Linux, databases, TCP/IP network stack, scripting languages, etc.).
  • General experience with analysis of security or information technology issues.

It would be great if you also had:

  • Relevant, entry-level IT or security certifications, such as Security+ CE.
  • Knowledge of Splunk for conducting investigations and analysis.
  • Knowledge of Trend Micro Deep Security, Tripwire Enterprise, or other HIDS-related tools.
  • Knowledge of CMS security guidelines and technology requirements.
  • Strong analytical, communication, written, and verbal skills with the ability and comfort level to conduct presentations for existing customer audiences.

What GDIT can offer you in this position:

  • An opportunity to learn and grow in the cybersecurity realm while providing critical security oversight for a White House High Value Asset (HVA).
  • Association and inclusion on a team of dedicated security analysts and engineers, collaborating together to improve the HIGLAS security program.
  • Exposure to new and emerging security technologies and processes.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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.