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Federal - Cyber Security Senior Consultant

Job Location: AL - Huntsville

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00527026


- Job description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Huntsville, AL


Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company that helps clients transform bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes.  We serve every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Our 9,000 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with clients at the heart of the nation's priorities in defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and health to make a difference for the people they employ, serve, and protect.


The Cybersecurity Senior Consultant will perform information security risk assessments in accordance with the NIST Risk Management Framework for new projects and the associated infrastructure and applications. The candidate must have the ability to assess effectiveness of internal security controls. The candidate will participate in the SDLC, both in a risk assessment and in an advisory role (for best practices such as secure coding, application security architecture, etc). Provide information security vulnerability and threat analysis services to internal lines of business (LOB). Interact with both highly technical staff as well as LOB management; must be able to earn the trust and respect of both groups. Maintain knowledge of security and privacy law/directives/regulations, industry best practices, and changes in technology, and advise on the potential impact. Serving as a Security technical liaison to project and functional teams. Support FISMA audit requirements.


• Maintain the Line of Business (LOB) Application Security Plan (ASP)

• Manage the completion of  the risk assessment

• Create Plan of Action & Milestone (POAM)

• Manage Line of Business (LOB) Application vulnerability mitigation strategy

• Manage the Line of Business (LOB) application contingency plan

• Conduct Firewall Rule Analysis

• Conduct Continuous Monitoring of applications, databases, & systems

• Manage asset inventory

• Perform Compliance monitoring

• Perform File Integrity monitoring

• Perform Log Management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 8 years of experience in an Information Security role.

  • At least 6 months of experience with the NIST RMF and implementation of NIST SP 800-53 IA Controls.

  • At least 6 months of experience performing risk assessments (e.g., evaluate threats, vulnerabilities, likelihood, and impact) and identifying mitigating controls.

  • At least 6 months of experience with System security planning

  • At least 6 months of experience with Incident response and handling

  • CISSP certification is required


An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.


Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.


Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.


Accenture is a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.


Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.


US Citizenship Required.


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