Information Assurance and Security Analyst

Cyber Security
Top Secret/SCI with Poly



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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


Ready to make an impact? Peraton has an exciting opportunity for a cleared Information Assurance and Security Analyst. The IA Analyst will work as part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, developing a next generation satellite terminal on a mission critical Space and Intelligence Program.


The Information Assurance and Security Analyst will be responsible for the following but not limited to:

  • Manages accreditation packages
  • Performs security reviews, identify gaps in security architecture, and develop a security risk management plan
  • Works with system owners to accredit/re-accredit critical mission systems.
  • Perform risk analysis (e.g., threat, vulnerability, and probability of occurrence) whenever an application or system undergoes a major change or in response to new and evolving security requirements.
  • Evaluates, tests, recommends information systems (IS) policies and procedures.
  • Plan and conduct security authorization reviews and assurance case development for initial installation of systems and networks.
  • Ensures server and workstation configurations are aligned with IA standards and overall IA and cyber security
  • Reviews requests for security relevant changes to mission infrastructures, ensuring risk is adequately mitigated
  • Verify and update security documentation reflecting the application/system security design features. Ensure that plans of actions and milestones or remediation plans are in place for vulnerabilities identified during risk assessments, audits, inspections, etc.
  • Provide assistance in computer incident investigations.
  • Ensure that all acquisitions, procurements, and outsourcing efforts address information security requirements consistent with organization goals.
  • Maintains overall system cybersecurity posture by continually identifying and correcting security risks and exposures by assessing the effectiveness of security solutions against present and projected threats
  • Manage user accounts

Required Qualifications:

  • A current Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility and the ability to obtain a polygraph
  • Bachelor’s Degree plus 2-4 years of experience; Master’s Degree plus 0-2 years of experience; High School Diploma/GED and eight (8+) years of experience
  • A current Security+ or similar DoD 8570 IAT certification

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of NIST 800-53 security controls and Risk Management Framework process
  • Working knowledge of vulnerability and patch management processes and procedures
  • Working knowledge of Linux or Windows system administration and maintenance in an isolated environment.
  • Working knowledge of configuring, running, and reviewing scans with Tenable Nessus / Security center
  • Working knowledge of configuring host-based antivirus tools (e.g., Trellix / McAfee Threat Prevention)
  • Working knowledge of using Ansible playbooks for system administration and maintenance
  • Working knowledge of virtual machine management on Red Hat Linux
  • Working knowledge of configuring Splunk dashboards for cyber security monitoring and reporting
  • Working knowledge of Juniper and Cisco switches and firewalls
  • Demonstrated experience hardening Windows devices in an isolated environment without ActiveDirectory.
  • Demonstrated experience patching and updating Red Hat Linux operating systems (RHEL 7.9, RHEL 8.x).
  • Demonstrated experience configuring Splunk and Splunk Universal Forwarder for the Red Hat Linux operating system
  • Working knowledge of cyber defense and vulnerability assessment tools and their capabilities
  • Working knowledge in interpreting vulnerability scanner results to identify vulnerabilities
  • Working knowledge of vulnerability information dissemination sources (e.g., alerts, advisories, errata, and bulletins).
  • Working knowledge conducting system reviews
  • Working knowledge of Supply Chain Risk Management Practices (NIST SP 800-161)

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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