Cyber Risk Assessor

USA, VA, Arlington (1500 Crystal Dr)

Booz Allen Hamilton

Using tomorrow’s technologies, Booz Allen advances the nation’s most critical civil, defense, and national security missions.

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Cyber Risk Assessor

The Opportunity:

Warnings about cyber threats are everywhere, and the constantly evolving nature of these threats can make understanding them seem overwhelming to government agencies. In all of this “cyber noise,” how can these organizations understand their risks and how to mitigate them? The answer is you—a lead information security risk specialist who can break down complex threats into manageable plans of action.  

As an information security risk specialist on our team, you’ll consult for the client leading the discovery of their cyber risks, understanding policies, and developing a mitigation plan. You’ll oversee the analysis of technical, environmental, and personnel details from subject matter experts and engineers as your team reviews the entire threat landscape. Then you’ll guide your client through a plan of action with presentations, whitepapers, and milestones.

Your client will rely on you to translate security concepts so they can make the best decisions to secure their mission critical systems. This is your opportunity to take a leadership role in information security while sharing your skills in cloud technologies with both your clients and your team.  

Join us as we protect our nation's information systems.

Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have: 

  • 7+ years of experience as an Information System Security Analyst, Information System Security Officer, or Information System Security Manager
  • Experience with the implementation, oversight, and maintenance of the security configuration, practices, and procedures for systems, including systems hosted in cloud environments
  • Experience with implementing controls from NIST 800-53, FedRAMP, ICD 503, RMF, and DoD Information Levels, including applying them to the design and implementation of information technology solutions to achieve an authorization to operate
  • Experience with assessing configuration changes, including new COTS tools or web application upgrades to system security boundary
  • Experience with drafting tool implementation CONOPS and reviewing tools and capabilities topologies, CONOPS, and vulnerability scans to assess risk
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning tools, including ACAS or Nessus, container-based variants, including Anchore, and code-based variants, including SonarQube
  • Experience with eMASS or Xacta IA Manager
  • TS/SCI clearance
  • Bachelor's degree in CS, Cybersecurity, IT, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or Engineering
  • Ability to obtain a CISSP Certification within 6 months of start date

Nice If You Have: 

  • 2+ years of experience in a cybersecurity oversight role
  • 1+ years of experience with authorizations for an AWS environment
  • Master’s degree


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.  

Create Your Career: 

Grow With Us 

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.  

A Place Where You Belong 

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time. 

Support Your Well-Being 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.  

Your Candidate Journey 

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $75,600.00 to $172,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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Tags: ACAS AWS CISA CISM CISSP Clearance Cloud ConOps DoD eMASS FedRAMP GSLC GSNA ICD 503 Mathematics Nessus NIST NIST 800-53 RMF SonarQube TS/SCI Vulnerability scans

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Career development Equity Flex hours Flex vacation Health care Medical leave Parental leave Startup environment Wellness

Region: North America
Country: United States
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Category: Compliance Jobs

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