• BLITS - Vulnerability Management Specialist

    Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clearance Requirement
    Education Requirement
    Associate's Degree
    Security +
    Experience Level
    8570 Compliant
    IAT 2
  • Overview

    SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades.  We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest. 


    We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products. 

    The Vulnerability Management Specialist will support the mission of the 66th Air Base Group in providing vulnerability management and cyber security oversight, guidance and support in accordance with the requirements of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Materiel Command, and DOD Cyber Security programs


    • Provide IA oversight, guidance and support to the customer community in accordance with DoD, and USAF Cyber Security programs
    • Ensure that applicable systems/networks/computing environments meet security requirements and that security risks for those environments are properly mitigated
    • Perform monthly Non-classified Internet Protocol (IP) Router Network (NIPRNet) and Secret IP Router Network (SIPRNet) vulnerability scans per Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) utilizing the Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) which includes Tenable Security Center, Nessus Scanner and Nessus Network Monitor
    • Post required vulnerability data on appropriate AFNet Cyber Security repository
    • Transform vulnerability scan data for analysis and post in local repository
    • Perform on-demand ACAS scans as part of new system deployment and in support of specific vulnerability management activities.
    • Perform monthly software and services inventory installed on all Microsoft Windows machines
    • Perform on-line surveys to test for known vulnerabilities of Automated Information Systems (AIS)
    • Perform analysis of intrusion detection data
    • Respond to suspicious activity reports from system administrators, Major Command (MAJCOM), and the AFCERT



    • Knowledge of AF, DoD and applicable federal IA directives and instructions
    • At least three (3) years experience in general vulnerability detection, degree may substitute for some experience
    • Experience configuring and operating enterprise-level vulnerability scan software, Tenable Security Center preferred
    • Ability to perform specific application and vulnerability scans
    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, including formulas, Pivot Tables, and Data Analysis
    • Experience generating PowerShell scripts
    • Working knowledge of MS SCCM and WSUS


    Education and Experience

    • 3 years of experience is required, associate degree or above in Information Technology, Computer Science, or equivalent degree desired, may be substituted for some experience
    • Secret Level DoD Security Clearance a must (ability to get interim secret clearance and get / maintain full secret clearance after that)
    • Current Security+ CE Certificate
    • Experience in a military environment is a plus
    • Experience with database applications – data entry, searching, sorting, reporting is a plus


    SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


    SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976.  With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees.  


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