• CIS Security Assessment Specialist

    Job Locations US-VA-Merrifield
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    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.


    NikSoft is currently conducting a search for a professional and experienced CIS Security Assessment Specialist to add to its team in support of the United States Postal Service and its large PRIME cybersecurity program.


    • Leverage working knowledge of the CIS Critical Security Controls including all associated sub-controls to facilitate ongoing security maturity assessments across the enterprise.
    • Research, develop, and document CSC maturity metrics, artifacts, and workflows relevant to the CIS Top 20 Controls identifying status of tool procurements, implementations, SIEM integrations, and/or decommissioning across multiple enterprise networks.
    • Conduct analysis and technical security mapping to identify gaps and provide executive-level understanding of current and future states of CIS maturity.
    • Coordinate with key stakeholders across the organization to identify technology and policy mapping to each CSC sub-controls, gaps, and current/future status.
    • Develop in-depth executive level briefings for Executive Leadership Team (ELT) on CIS CSC maturity, tools, implementation status, etc.
    • Analyze organizational policies with CIS best practices and provide recommendations on areas for improvement to increase maturity based on the CIS CSCs.
    • Consolidate and integrate feedback from deep dive reviews with key stakeholders and manage team documents to central SharePoint site.
    • Update maturity status on a quarterly basis and report changes to ELT.
    • Provide recommendations for improvement based on assessment results to include changes to Standard Operating Procedures and other policies.


    • Bachelor’s Degree – IT, Cybersecurity, or Management Information Systems (Not required)
    • 3-5 years of related experience in information technology and/or information security conducting risk assessments to identify security gaps, assessing controls, and providing recommendations and reporting to executive leadership.
    • Fundamental understanding of computer networking (TCP/IP, DNS, Firewalls, Proxies, Routers, Switches, etc.)
    • Knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems and information security components
    • Knowledge of Cybersecurity technologies to include:
    • -Asset Configuration Management 
    • -Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS) 
    • -Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) 
    • -Antivirus 
    • -Networking 
    • -Security Vulnerability Scanning 
    • -Incident Response
    • Certifications: CompTIA Security+, Network+, A+, CISSP, CEH (Preferred)
    • Active DOD Secret Clearance (Preferred)

    **US Citizenship status and Active DoD Secret Clearance (preferred but not required), must successfully complete the government's security process (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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