IT Security Specialists | NV2 (min) Clearance | Fed Govt. AIC

Posted 06 April 2022
Salary / RateAUD $180.00
Job type Contract
Contact nameRyan Naughton
Contact email

Job description

Are you an IT Security Specialist who is an expert in all things Cyber Security? Join team VSG on this AIC project!

VSG are responding to a request from a prominent Federal Government Agency, part of the Australian Intelligence Community, whom we have a strong relationship with and current team, to support them on this project.

The department has committed to enhancing existing cyber capabilities over a 3-year roadmap. The capabilities span: Security Assessment, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM); Continuous Monitoring; User Monitoring; and Incident Response.

We are seeking IT Security Specialists in the following areas to join our team:

Engineering – Capability Development

  • Integrate new systems with cyber capabilities to ensure coverage and collection of valuable audit events.
  • Develop and enhance technical capabilities detailed in the cyber capability roadmap, covering:
    • Audit and response (SIEM).
    • Vulnerability management.
    • Automated patching and security testing.

Assurance – Continuous Monitoring

  • Expand coverage of vulnerability management and patching across systems and classifications.\
  • Perform continuous monitoring activities to remediate identified vulnerabilities, including:
    • Vulnerability management within context of the system.
    • Penetration testing and configuration analysis.
    • Development of critical patch / mitigation / remediation reports.
  • Reporting and education of cyber security vulnerabilities to inform system owners / managers and improve cyber defence.

Assurance – Security Assessment

  • Develop and enhance security assessment capability, models and processes to streamline authorisation and improve security posture.
  • Undertake security assessment of ICT systems and platforms covering:
    • Development of security assessment test plans.
    • Performing on system security control validation.
    • Documenting the security assessment and Plan of Action and Milestones reports (POA&M).

Operations – Audit Analysis and Response

  • Monitor security capabilities for issues, events, IOCs and suspected intrusions across systems / classifications.
  • Lead technical response activities for confirmed incidents ensuring timely action and reporting ids provided to key stakeholders.
  • Develop technical response processes and plans for confirmed security incidents.
  • Research, identify and maintain audit use cases by engaging customers, developing detailed requirements, and evaluating / monitoring effectiveness.

We want consultants who are experienced in all things cyber!

These VSG contract or permanent positions will offer our consultants market leading rates of up to $180p/h (CoE) or permanent salaries $280,000 (CoE).

Estimated start date: May 2nd 2022
Location of work: Canberra, ACT
Security Clearance: Minimum NV2 (PV preferred)
Contract: 12 months + further period(s) available
Rate: $180 p/h (CoE)
Application Deadline: Friday 29-4-2022

If you are looking for the next step in your career working on exciting and interesting projects, APPLY NOW!

All conversations and your personal information are always held strictly in confidence.

Know someone who is suitable for this role? VSG have a $1,000 referral program! Head over to our website for further details: Referrals warmly welcomed and rewarded!

Who are Vertical Scope Group?
VSG are an award winning, security cleared, ICT and cyber specialist with over 10 years’ experience providing end-to-end consulting, personnel contracting and recruitment services to Australian Government and corporate clients.

We are a proud member of the Defence Industry Security Program (DISP), the Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association (RCSA) and are 100% Australian owned and independent. We are accredited and compliant, meeting or exceeding all applicable Australian and international recruitment and contracting standards.

We believe people are our greatest asset, we work with and support you throughout your career journey – feel free to contact us to see how we can assist.

Vertical Scope Group encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, veterans, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.