Host Based Security System (HBSS) Administrator

Location: MacDill AFB, FL
Date Posted: 03-16-2017
Host Based Security System Subject Matter Expert

Specific Responsibilities:

Individual with strong technical skills will be a member of an enterprise team responsible for performing certification and accreditation analysis, vulnerability remediation, Tier 3 O&M support, automated client distribution, planning, engineering, integration and testing of enterprise systems for large-scale enterprise environment.   Develops risk management and mitigation strategies. Ensures compliance with QA standards. The ideal candidate must be able to work independently as well as in a group.
  • Provide integration and operational support for vulnerability remediation of distributed systems using tools such as
  • McAfee’s Host Based Security System (HBSS) and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), including scripting support.
  • Perform client-level support on enterprise systems using centralized systems such as Active Directory with a solid foundation in applying group policies
  • Recommend and implement security mitigation technologies and strategies using automated and semi-automated systems on MS Windows based platforms
  • Support daily activities related to operations, security, and performance of information systems, including (but not limited to) communication systems, databases, software firewalls, and other technologies that require ongoing management of workstations
  • Test and apply security and update patches and other preventive maintenance activities in a robust environment within expected timelines
  • Verify that desktop products and common workgroup devices are in compliance with applicable IT security policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Monitor system performance, event logs and security logs for workstations and peripherals
  • Implement changes to code, scripts, and configurations for new developments, bug fixes, enhancements and installations using best practices
  • Utilize data at hand to make expert decisions and recommendations on how to resolve, improve, or prevent network problems/issues
  • Contribute to crisis management situations (outages, virus outbreaks, and in high-pressure environments) with creative solutions, techniques and best practices
  • Be prepared to respond to crisis situations outside of normal duty hours.
  • Document tools, techniques and procedures (TTP) for all levels of IT support personnel.
  • Produce formal documentation products such as project plans, release documents and test plans, IT systems concept of operations, technical assessments, implementation plans, patching solutions and similar sets of documentation

  • 8+ years of systems administration in the Microsoft Windows environment with particular emphasis in Active Directory support, with complex OU structures, group policies, account management
  • 4+ years of experience supporting complex environments with McAfee’s Host Based Security System (HBSS), to include rogue sensor detection, host intrusion and related policies.
  • Experience with Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and configuring policies to support virtual users
  • Experience with database concepts, structured query languages and report generation
  • Ability to dissect, analyze, troubleshoot and fix scripted “packages.”
  • Demonstrated experience in some of the following: project planning, project management, project documentation, writing and executing test plans, documenting results
  • Willing to work outside normal hours on occasion (on-call situations)
  • Team leadership experience a strong plus.
Required Certifications:
  • Security+ CE (must be enrolled and current in CE program)
  • HBSS Administration
Preferred Certifications:
MCSE, CISSP, SCCM, CCNA, HBSS- advanced topics, SQL or related tools

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