IT Risk Analyst V
Computer World Services (CWS)Corporation

Silver Spring, Maryland

Job Description

Computer World Services is seeking energetic candidates to support the National Oceanica and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Cyber Security Division (CSD) in achieving NOAA’s cybersecurity mission: to protect and defend the use of cyberspace from cyber-attacks, and to protect NOAA information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. 


Qualified candidate:  Conducts research and risk analysis to improve system security.  Performs system studies to assist organization in realizing the maximum benefit from investments in IT infrastructure. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

*       Conduct research and open source intelligence gathering on Shadow IT and Cloud Service Provider (CSP) services to identify threats to NOAA systems

*       Perform data mining using various platforms

*       Conduct risk assessment of various CSPs and identify services that the organization has not approved, but are still accessible and may pose a risk to the organization

*       Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets

*       Work with IT, Cyber, Operations, other personnel to prioritize business and information needs

*       Locate and define new process improvement opportunities

*       Interpret various types of data, analyze results and provide written reports

Education & Experience

*       BS/BA degree (or equivalent) plus 8 to 10 years’ experience in related field is desired

*       Ability to analyze cyber and regulatory risks of various Cloud Service Providers (CSP)

*       Understanding of information technology concepts, cloud computing methodologies (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, SECaaS)

*       Understanding of NIST Risk Management Framework

*       Understanding of Enterprise Risk Management Framework

*       Proficiency in G Suite (Google Workspace), Microsoft Office, and SmartSheet is desired

*       Experience with data mining on CASB platforms (i.e. McAfee MVISION Platform (former Skyhigh Networks), Netskope, Cloudlock) is desired

*       Experience with Data Loss Prevention (investigating and following up on various alerts)

*       Experience summarizing, drafting, and presenting to wide audience including subject matter experts and executives is desired

*       Familiarity with the NOAA mission and major programs as described online at


One or more of the following certifications is desired:

*       CompTIA Security +

*       CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP +)

*       CompTIA Cybersecurty Analyst (CySA +)

*       ISC2 Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)

*       ISC2 System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

*       INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP)

Security Clearance

*       US Government Public Trust clearance is required

*       Candidate must be a US Citizen

Other (Travel, Work Environment, DoD 8570 Requirements, Administrative Notes, etc.)

*       Travel, 1-2 times annually may be required; 80% remote

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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