Dine Development Corporation

Intermediate Host Based Security System (HBSS)

US-MD-Fort Meade
1 month ago

Corporate Overview

NOVA Corporation is 100% tribally owned by the Navajo Nation.  


NOVA Corporation is dedicated to providing outstanding services to its customers and employees.  Our strength is in our ability to understand our client's needs and deliver a solution that will not only meet those needs but exceed their expectations.

NOVA Corporation strives to be innovative in all areas of business and is committed to technical excellence.  Our corporate offices are located on the Navajo Nation reservation in Window Rock, Arizona, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Columbia, Maryland.


NOVA Corporation provides unique, custom solutions to meet our customers’ communications needs. Our solutions provide communication capabilities using modern technology. At their most complex, they are multi-purpose systems that gather information from dozens of different sources. The information is presented to decision makers immediately, visually, clearly.


NOVA Corporation will accommodate individuals with disabilities that need assistance applying for open positions.


NOVA Corporation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer subject to the Navajo Preference in Employment Act.


NOVA is seeking an Intermediate Information Assurance (IA) Analyste. The associated duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:


General responsibilities:

  • Examines potential security violations, incidents, malicious activities and attacks to determine if policy has been breached, assesses the impact, and preserves artifacts.
  • Enters and tracks events and incidents. Supports incident escalation and assesses probable damages, identifies damage control and remediation, and assists in developing courses of action.
  • Supervises the installation, monitoring, testing, troubleshooting, and administration of IA hardware and software systems.
  • Recommends, schedules, and performs IA system repairs, systems administration, and maintenance.
  • Analyzes patterns of non-compliance or attacks and recommends appropriate actions to minimize security risks and insider threat.
  • Configures, optimizes, and tests network devices.
  • Diagnoses and resolves IA problems in response to reported incidents.
  • Enhances rule sets to identify or block sources or potential sources of malicious traffic.
  • Supports the design and execution of exercise scenarios.
  • Troubleshoots HBSS module deployments and figuring out issues on module
  • In-depth experience with configuring and analyzing results from but not limited to HIPS, DLP and VSE.
  • Identify subnets, deploy RSD sensors, and register rogue assets.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Conduct analysis for detecting and evaluating cyber events and/or intrusions.
  • Monitor for potential compromise, intrusion, deficiency, significant event or threat to the security posture and security baseline.
  • Input, track, and report on vulnerability management trouble ticket and out-of-band requests via DISA’s internal incident management and tracking system
  • Conduct incident response IAW DoD policy (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Staff Manual/CJCSM 6510 and industry best practices such as NIST Special Publication 800-61).
  • Apply knowledge of information security services/analysis concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Conduct analyses of existing solutions to incorporate requested enhancements.
  • Review/analyze requested changes for equipment, technology and/or other factors/trends, which may impact existing solution.
  • Research current cyber events and/or intrusions for impact to Agency systems.
  • Provide input into the design, deployment, and implementation of enterprise IDS/IPS and vulnerability scanning tools
  • Provide input for the development of SOPs and other technical documentation IAW with current government policy.
  • Consult with hardware, communications, database experts and /or vendors to ensure system viability.
  • Perform system design functions, including interpretive analyses, chart preparation and associated diagrams/enhancement plans for network security.
  • Prepare/conduct acceptance test plans and confirm accompanying results, including the development of vulnerability assessments and functionality.
  • Conduct briefings to senior leadership as required by the government.
  • Follow intrusion and escalation processes and procedures IAW with current government policy.


Top Secret Clearance Required

  • Experience with DOD 8510 (DIACAP and RMF), DoD 6510 and 8500 series instructions, and NIST 800 series guidance
  • Experience with COTS & GOTS network scanning tools (Retina, Tenable Nessus, etc.)
  • Experience with Host Based Security System (HBSS) and McAfee EPO
  • Experience with incident management tracking and reporting tools (ITSM/Remedy)

Certifications Required

Security +CE

Education Requirements

  • Required: Associates’s Degree in computer sciences, information security, or related fields
  • Desired: Bachelor’s Degree in computer sciences, information security, or related fields
  • Experience: Minimum 3-5 years relevant experience 
  • Certifications: Required: DoDM 8570-01M IAT Level II certification (CompTIA Security +, CASP, C|eH,or similar)
  • Desired: DoD 8570-01M) IAT Level III certification (CISSP, CISA, or similar)

Certifications Preferred



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