IA Security Specialist

Location: Silver Spring, MD

Req#: 465127
Company Information
Job Description

Octo Consulting is looking for an Information Assurance Security Specialist to join our team in support of a Federal customer in the Silver Spring, MD area.  


  • Support enterprise-wide internal and external vulnerability testing and scanning monthly to assess the agency security posture using ACAS and other industry vulnerability scanning tools
  • Prepare report on scanning results monthly
  • Perform enterprise-wide detection of server configuration changes using McAfee Nitrosecurity
  • Conduct auditing, in accordance with the approved compliance test plan
  • Conduct security testing and develop assessment of local area networks (LANs) and their components to ensure compliance with current security guidelines and requirements
  • Prepare monthly analysis of security configuration management
Skills & Requirements
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience with supporting IA/Cybersecurity tasks
  • Experiencing participating in  the ATO process for DoD systems via RMF
  • Experience with managing security accreditation packages
  • Experience with supporting system audits
  • Experience with supporting STIGs
  • Experience with vulnerability detection analysis


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • DoD 8570 level II IAT Certificates: 
  • CISSP, GSLC, CISM, CISA, Security+, ACAS


Silver Spring, MD 


About Octo Consulting Group, Inc.

Octo Consulting Group (Octo) is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment. 

Other Considerations: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. US citizenship is mandatory, per contract clearance requirements. Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time.

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