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Security Architect - Zero Trust Architecture

  • Location: Washington, 20002
  • Salary: $78.13 - $89.28 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 4 months ago

  • Pay 78 to 89
  • Job Ref: 244216
Position: Security Architect - Zero Trust Architecture
Location: WA, DC 20002
Term: 12 months
Day-to-Day Responsibilities:  
Develop and implement Zero Trust Architecture:
  • Design and architect a comprehensive Zero Trust Architecture framework to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our systems and data.
  • Define security policies, access controls, and authentication mechanisms based on Zero Trust principles.
  • Evaluate existing network and security infrastructure, identify vulnerabilities, and recommend enhancements to align with Zero Trust principles.
Security Strategy and Planning:
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and translate them into security architecture designs.
  • Develop security roadmaps and strategic plans that align with business goals and industry best practices.
Risk Assessment and Mitigation:
  • Conduct regular risk assessments to identify potential security vulnerabilities and gaps in the existing architecture.
  • Develop and implement strategies to mitigate identified risks and ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical systems and data.
  • Provide guidance on security incident response and recovery plans.
Security Solution Evaluation and Implementation:
  • Evaluate and recommend security tools, technologies, and solutions that support Zero Trust principles and align with organizational requirements.
  • Collaborate with vendors and third-party providers to implement security solutions effectively.
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation, including architectural diagrams, standards, and guidelines.
Security Awareness and Training:
  • Foster a security-aware culture by promoting best practices, providing training sessions, and creating awareness campaigns related to Zero Trust Architecture.
  • Educate stakeholders on security risks, threats, and mitigation strategies.

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):  
  •  Bachelor's or master’s degree in computer science, Information Systems, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience as a Security Architect, with a focus on designing and implementing Zero Trust Architecture.
  • In-depth knowledge of Zero Trust principles, frameworks, and best practices, such as the Forrester Zero Trust Extended (ZTX) model.
  • Strong understanding of network architecture, protocols, and security technologies.
  • Familiarity with cloud computing platforms, such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud, and their associated security services.
  • Proficiency in security frameworks and standards, such as ISO 27001, NIST, and CIS.
  • Experience with security assessment and penetration testing methodologies.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Relevant certifications, such as CISSP, CISM, or CCSP.