Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Analyst

Client Office: Washington, DC


Guidehouse is the only scaled consultancy in the world to fully integrate commercial and public or government businesses within each of our industry segments because complex problems require both perspectives to address and outwit.

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Job Family:

Cyber Consulting

Travel Required:


Clearance Required:

Active Secret

What You Will Do:

  • Provide cybersecurity analysis support in the delivery of detailed enterprise cybersecurity risk analysis and reporting project with a large federal agency; leverage advanced critical thinking capabilities to identify organizational cybersecurity risks and impacts. Note: This work is not related to the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process.
  • Prepare for enterprise cybersecurity risk assessments by performing detailed organizational research and analysis to determine potential business impacts to mission objectives.
  • Conduct Tier 1 (organization) or Tier 2 (business/mission) level cybersecurity risk assessments in accordance with NIST Federal Information Processing Standards and Special Publications, OMB guidance, DHS Binding Operational Directives, and other regulatory authorities.
  • Perform detailed quantitative and qualitative organizational research and analysis regarding cybersecurity risks (threats, vulnerabilities, likelihood, and impact).
  • Identify and develop detailed actionable recommendations for remediating cybersecurity risks in alignment with the organization’s defined risk tolerances and risk threshold.
  • Gather threat and vulnerability information from internal and external information sharing forums and sources.
  • Communicate cybersecurity risk assessment results through written narrative reports and executive level presentations
  • Identify, coordinate, track remediation, and monitor risk exposures; identify and communicate trends in data
  • Evaluate cybersecurity program effectiveness in identifying, managing, and reducing risk.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal analysts and engage external stakeholders to build awareness of cybersecurity risk assessment initiatives.
  • Conduct targeted tier 3 level cyber risk assessments or High Value Assessment assessments.
  • Leverage Associate Press (AP) writing style to write and communicate detailed reports to support leadership decision making.

What You Will Need:

  • An ACTIVE and CURRENT SECRET federal security clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree; OR FOUR (4) years’ experience relevant to cybersecurity and/or information security maybe used in lieu of a bachelor’s degree
  • ONE (1) or more years of experience relevant to cybersecurity and/or information security
  • Experience supporting client facing experience

What will be nice to Have:

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Functional knowledge of risk assessment preferred
  • THREE (3) or more years’ experience of progressively responsible experience in consulting and/or directly relevant industry experience in all aspects of project or task management.
  • Certified in one of the following professional certifications: CISM, CRISC, CISSP, CISA and CEH
  • ONE (1) or more years of experience acting in all aspects of project or task management
  • ONE (1) or more years of experience acting in a technical or functional lead capacity.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and demonstrated ability to identify and define business and technical needs
  • Proficient in the use of firm tools to better support the overall program objectives and goals.
  • Ability to thrives in complex, challenging, and deadline-driven environments
  • Exceptional consultative skill, communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong report writing abilities
  • Passion for cybersecurity and desire to advance their career in professional services

What We Offer:

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Student Loan PayDown

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

  • Mobility Stipend

About Guidehouse
Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

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Region: North America
Country: United States
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