July 23, 2024

Principal Consultant – Security Consultant

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NYSTEC has a job opening for a principal consultant – security consultant. Are you ready to contribute to our engaged workforce and to deliver the NYSTEC Experience?

Department: Cyber Security & Data Privacy
Location: Albany, NY
Salary:  $105,527 – $145,098 Per Year

About Us

NYSTEC is a nonprofit technology consulting company, advising agencies, organizations, institutions, and businesses since 1996. We’re independent and vendor-neutral, so we have our clients’ best interests at heart. At NYSTEC, we know that we succeed when individuals and teams flourish personally and professionally, so our benefits and perks support that mindset. Are you ready to contribute to our engaged workforce and to deliver the NYSTEC Experience?

About the Principal Consultant – Security Consultant

As a security consultant in the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice, you will collaborate with team members to conceptualize, deliver, and support our clients through today’s ever-changing cybersecurity landscape. NYSTEC is considered a trusted advisor, partner of choice, and employer of choice. We believe that every interaction is an opportunity to deliver exceptional service that empowers client success!

Serving as a security consultant, your day-to-day role will include supporting an operational technology/industrial control systems (OT/ICS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) security program. This may include performing security compliance assessments, primarily related to OT/ICS and SCADA systems, as well as National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 and NIST 800-82 compliance assessments. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated desire to learn and acquire new skills.

Key Responsibilities: Principal Consultant – Security Consultant

Overall, in the role of principal consultant – security consultant, you will:

  • Organize project work into client presentations outlining findings and recommendations.
  • Participate in internal, public (conferences), and client-facing meetings.
  • Prepare reports and presentations.
  • When necessary, assume full responsibility and accountability for executing projects or programs, including defining project roles and responsibilities, conducting project planning and tracking activities, and communicating project status upward and to client project managers.
  • Proactively share information that will make colleagues and clients more successful.
  • Provide feedback to management on team member performance.
  • Mentor and lead colleagues.
  • Champion the NYSTEC behaviors.
Required Qualifications: Principal Consultant – Security Consultant

Candidates applying for the role of principal consultant – security consultant should have the following knowledge, skills, and/or abilities:

  • Training and/or experience with OT/ICS and SCADA systems.
  • Knowledge of ICS/OT, SCADA vulnerability analysis, and risk management.
  • Knowledge and awareness of critical infrastructure risks and mitigation best practices.
  • Experience with any of the following ICS/OT security compliance frameworks:
  • Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2).
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Performance Goals (DHS CPG).
  • North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP).
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF).
  • SANS ICS Five Critical Controls.
  • NIST 800-82 Guide to Operational Technology (OT) Security.
  • European Union Agency for Cybersecurity Guide to Protecting Industrial Control Systems (EU).
  • International Society of Automation/International Electrotechnical Commission 62443 (ISA/IEC 62443).
  • Skills across multiple cybersecurity domains and the assessment of risk.
  • Ability to understand the root causes of vulnerabilities and to articulate those in written and verbal communications to clients.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the implementation and validation of security controls and security governance.
  • Experience with NIST 800-30 style risk assessments and organizational cybersecurity maturity assessments.
  • Ability to participate and collaborate in the business development and sales process by assisting with project proposals, presentations, and new client activities.
  • Willingness to seek knowledge and expertise through professional development within your specialty and to follow up with action to improve quality and establish best practices.
  • Ability to foster strong relationships with clients.
Preferred Qualifications: Principal Consultant – Security Consultant
  • Experience with OT/ICS security compliance assessments.
  • Certifications and/or experience specific to OT/ICS security controls and risk management.
  • Certified information systems security professional (CISSP) certification, or equivalent.
Education and Experience: Principal Consultant – Security Consultant

For the principal consultant – security consultant role, candidates should have the following education/experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity or a related field of study and 10 or more years of experience. An equivalent combination of advanced education, training, and experience will be considered.
  • Formal cybersecurity training, certifications, or certificates.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

It is NYSTEC’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all individuals, regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, military service and veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws and ordinances. NYSTEC is strongly committed to this policy and believes in the concept and spirit of the law.

Reasonable Accommodations

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact Talent_Management-Confidential@nystec.com if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Work Authorization

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.

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