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Information Security Architect
Mclean, VA

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Job Description

Information Security Architect

Location: McLean, VA Duration: 6 months


* The Information Security Architect (ISA), will be responsible for working with the organization's Lines of Business (LOB) Project teams to design secure business systems and solutions.

Responsibilities will include the following :

* Function as the Project Team's InfoSec subject matter expert (SME)
* Collect, interpret, evaluate, and validate business requirements, functions and processes associated with assigned projects
* Work with the Project Team's solution architects and technical team members to develop security solution architectures that are in compliance with the organization's InfoSec policies, standards, non-functional requirements, reference architectures and patterns
* Identify security risks and provide recommendations, solutions, and options to best mitigate those risks
* Have a thorough understanding of industry standard InfoSec control frameworks such as ISO 27001/27002, NIST, and CIS

Successful candidates should understand the concepts and application of the following architecture and design principles and practices:

* Cloud security (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) across multiple cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS, and Google.
* Network security and segmentation
* Data security
* Application security (Multi-Tier Web and Client-Server)
* End-Point Security (desktops, laptops, servers, etc.)
* Mobile device security (smartphones, tablets, iPads, etc.), to include Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
* Authentication and Authorization models and techniques (to include multi-factor authentication)

Candidates should also have a thorough understanding of one or more of the following technologies:

* Next Generation Firewalls
* External Secure Web Gateways and CASBs
* Network and Host-based IDS/IPS
* Data Loss Prevention
* Data Masking
* Encryption (Symmetric and Asymmetric)
* User Behavior Analytics
* Malware and Spam/Phishing Detection and Prevention
* Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
* Identity and Access Management (IAM)
* Azure & AWS
* ADFS and other federated technologies
* Mobile Device Management & Mobile Application Management


* BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related technical field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
* 10+ years of information technology experience, preferably within the financial services industry
* Minimum of 6 years' experience working as an Information Security Professional, preferably within the architecture or engineering practices
* Minimum 4 years' experience working as an InfoSec Solutions Architect


* CISSP (+ ISSAP), CCSP, SABSA (F1 & F2 minimum)

Competency Description Proficiency Years' Experience

100365 CISSP Certification High 7 - 10 Years

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