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Federal - Business Information Security Advisor

Company: Accenture
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Remote

We are:
Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, VA, San Antonio, TX, and St. Louis, MO. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It's what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world's leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast-the first time. So, you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation's priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

You are:

A Business Information Security Advisor who will s upport, advise, oversee and adjudicate security decisions by the business units within AFS Information Technology such as Endpoint, Identity, Network, Cloud Apps/O365. You will translate AFS policy and external standards such as 800-171 to provide strategic through detailed configuration guidance to business units as they develop and operate systems following AFS Information Security requirements.

The work:

  • Participate in IT system design and architecture reviews to provide security planning advice and requirements
  • Coordinate with Agile / DevOps teams to advocate secure coding and system architecture practices and escalate concerns
  • Validate IT software and platform architectures/governance models for security best practices and recommend changes to enhance security and reduce risks, where applicable
  • Determine baseline security configuration standards
  • Determine strategies for security configuration monitoring and reviewing application changes
  • Articulate security concerns related to the solution being developed and providing guidance to minimize risks associated with the proposed solutions
  • Identify security requirements by evaluating business needs and technical requirements and relate them to required/desired security controls
  • Support the Risk Management Team as necessary in conducting security assessments of existing and potential vendors, contractors, and software
  • Acts as an advisor and business enabler to IT teams seeking guidance on security practices and controls to support secure solution design
  • Liaise with other security architects and security practitioners to share best practices and insights
  • Track developments and changes in the digital business and threat environments to ensure they are adequately addressed in security strategy plans and architecture artifacts
  • Stay up-to-date on the state of enterprise IT and security tools, trends, and processes


    Here's What You Need:
    • US Citizenship required
    • 5 years of experience in IT or information security engineering to include experience in cloud security, application security, or network security
    • Strong knowledge of application and network security principles
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft cloud services (e.g., Azure Active Directory, Azure IaaS/PaaS, Office 365)
    • Strong understanding of secure web application network protocols (HTTP(S), TLS, SFTP, etc.)


      Bonus Points:
      • Prior experience performing ongoing maintenance and operations of security technologies (e.g. management of firewalls, IDS/IPS, endpoint security, etc)
      • Knowledge of US security requirements related to regulations/standards such as NIST SP 800-171, 800-53, RMF, ISO 27001, SOX, etc.
      • Experience using Agile within project or development teams
      • Certifications: CISSP, CISSP-IASSP, CISM, SSCP, SANS GIAC (e.g. GCIA, GCIH, GPEN), CASP, CCNP Security


        Compensation for roles at Accenture Federal Services varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set and level of experience.As required by local law, Accenture Federal Services provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado, New York City or Washington as set forth below andinformation on benefits offered is here.

        Role Location: Range of Starting Pay for role

        California: $111,400-$180,700

        Colorado: $111,400-$156,100

        New York City: $129,100-$180,700

        Washington: $118,700-$166,100

        COVID-19 update:

        The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually.

        Subject to applicable law, please be aware that Accenture requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accenture will consider requests for accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.

        What We Believe

        We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

        Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here

        Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

        Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.

        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.

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

        For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement.

        Requesting An Accommodation

        Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

        If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

        Other Employment Statements

        Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

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

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

        The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

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