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Cybersecurity Compliance Auditor/Security Control Assessor

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Job Description


Do you like collaborating on a team with dynamic strengths to analyze complex systems which enable research across space exploration, cybersecurity, national defense, and groundbreaking technologies?


If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our team at APL! 


We are seeking hardworking cybersecurity professionals as we expand our internal cybersecurity audit team. As an auditor you'll participate in and lead assessments of the effectiveness of cybersecurity controls and help provide effective governance of our classified information systems. Our IT compliance team is motivated by one common goal - securing our systems to enable national security missions.


As a Cybersecurity Compliance Auditor...

  • Your main responsibility will be to assess and evaluate the security posture of classified systems and implement the Risk Management Framework across multiple environments.
  • Identify, communicate and deliver concise, coherent narratives on key controls and technical details of nuanced issues.
  • Convey findings, recommendations and ideas on complex IT systems to functional leaders and executives.
  • Apply a risk based control framework to identify cyber risk and determine compliance to government cybersecurity standards.


You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

  • Have acquired a BS in Computer Science, Cyber Security, or a related field, and 4+years of relevant technical experience OR 8+ years of relevant cybersecurity experience.
  • Have a current CISA or GSNA certification AND a CISSP or CASP+ certification.
  • Have 5+ years conducting cybersecurity audits against the RMF, DAAPM, NISPOM, JSIG or other equivalent security frameworks.
  • Hold a current Secret security clearance with the ability to acquire a Top Secret/Tier 5 security clearance within six months. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

  • Held cybersecurity positions in classified DoD or IC environments for 10+ years.
  • Have an understanding of HITRUST, CMMC, or other industry specific compliance frameworks.
  • Currently have active TS/SCI, or TS/SCI+poly security clearance.

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.


At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at http://www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

About Us

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Accommodations@jhuapl.edu. Only by ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

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