Tenable Nessus/ForeScout Engineer

Job Locations US-MN-Eagan
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/16/2018 10:45 AM)
# of Openings
Information Technology


NikSoft Systems Corporation is a recognized Information Technology solutions provider. Founded in 1998 and based in Reston, Virginia, NikSoft is a CMMI Level 3 Certified company with an established reputation for excellence and on-time delivery with a consistently high customer satisfaction rating from its Federal Government and private consulting contracts.


Seeking a professional and experienced Tenable Nessus/ForeScout Engineer to join the security team of a major nationwide organization, with thousands of sites, to continually improve its complex multi-protocol nationwide network. The ideal candidate will be an experienced information security practitioner who is goal-oriented and strives to exceed expectations. Responsibilities include:


  • Responsible for implementation/deployment/support of Nessus scan engines and Tenable Security Center Continuous View systems and peripherals with Engineering, SOC, TIU, and IR.
  • Maintains local and network credentials Tenable Security Center and provisions access to vulnerability scanning systems. Responsible for integration of Nessus/TSC with other security and IT systems management tools (i.e. ForeScout, Cisco ISE, RedSeal, Splunk).
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining standard processes and operating procedures, creating technical architecture diagrams and system build documentation.
  • Responsible for supporting penetration testing toolset; including “fly-away kit” (i.e. laptops, VMs, wireless devices) used for internal/external penetration testing.
  • Works with vulnerability management team to build asset repositories and asset scan policies.


Required Skills:

  • Strong Splunk experience in creating effective dashboards, hunting cyber threats using event correlation, and acting on machine intelligence to remediate vulnerabilities and risk to the enterprise
  • Netflow analytics for compliance and threat hunting
  • Work with suppliers of data (e.g., WonMug, Cisco ISE, StealthWatch) to maximize efficiency and accuracy of data feeds into Splunk. Advise suppliers of potential features in their tools that could be activated to improve security (e.g., TrustSec and Security Group Tagging in ISE)
  • Ability to map application components to identify security problems and provide solutions
  • Analyze data imports into Splunk for accuracy and completeness; compare data from the various network security tools to identify overlaps and search for gaps
  • Conduct initial triage assessments of findings from network security tools
  • Engages with other internal and external forces to get and share information to improve processes and security posture
  • Troubleshoots application connectivity and performance through log analysis and network captures, etc.

 Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Splunk, BMC Atrium, ServiceNow, and enterprise network infrastructures
  • Experience with Tenable Nessus, ForeScout CounterACT, Cisco ISE, MobileIron, and Tanium
  • Project planning experience
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Microsoft office suite of applications

Desired Certifications:


** U.S. citizenship and ability to achieve a clearance is required




NikSoft’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.



NikSoft Systems Corp is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment.  NikSoft is an EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran employer. For more information about our other openings, please visit


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