Senior Cybersecurity Consultant

Herndon, VA

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Dark Wolf Solutions is looking for a Senior Cybersecurity Consultant who will advise clients on strengthening cybersecurity controls and improving compliance with cybersecurity frameworks such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), Risk Management Framework (RMF), PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and others. This person must be located within 50 miles of a Dark Wolf hub of operations: Herndon, VA, Colorado Springs, CO, Omaha, NE, or Alpharetta, GA.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct interviews and engage in hands-on work to understand and improve client cybersecurity processes, technologies, and configurations.
  • Support development and implementation of innovative methods to achieve compliance with government and commercial cybersecurity frameworks.
  • Learn Dark Wolf's approach and experience with continuous-Authority to Operate (ATO) and Fast-Track ATO, and successfully apply that knowledge base to specific customer problem-statements.
  • Work as the connective tissue for all of a customer's cybersecurity requirements, growing your individual knowledge-base, while also comfortably working across various external stakeholders, and within Dark Wolf for nuanced expertise.
  • Identify and execute on opportunities to deliver quick wins for customers, conduct workshop style collaborative sessions across stakeholders, and deploy other management consulting tools/techniques to create forward progress against a customer's goals.
  • Perform cybersecurity gap analyses between client implementations and requirements articulated in cybersecurity frameworks and best practices.
  • In some circumstances, create artifacts to support making accreditation decisions to include System Security Plans (SSPs), control matrices, security assessment reports, and Plans of Action & Milestones (POA&M)s.
  • Work as part of a larger Cybersecurity Team and may support multiple programs at one time.

Required Qualifications: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in information security or related technical discipline from a traditional four-year program.
  • 5+ years of experience in technical consulting, with a focus on cybersecurity.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and via presentations): able to clearly articulate and tailor complex ideas based on a situation for executive level consumption.
  • Advanced problem-solving skills: able to use prior experience and knowledge to address new situations; especially during interactions with customers.
  • Advanced analytical skills: able to use prior experience and knowledge to seamlessly incorporate new knowledge or information during customer interactions.
  • Prior big-four (or similar) advisory experience (big-four being Deloitte, E&Y, KPMG, or PwC)
  • U.S. Citizenship and clearable to a Secret clearance or higher.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25%

Desired Qualifications: 

  • The following certifications are desired: CEH, Security +, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC
  • More than 5+ years of big-four (or similar) advisory experience.
  • Masters Degree in relevant cybersecurity discipline or M.B.A. via a traditional two-year program.
  • Commercial consulting experience.

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