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Information Security Audit Specialist

Company: Leidos
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: September 12, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description:

Seeking an experienced Information Security Audit Specialist to work either full-time remote or onsite full time at NIH (National Institutes of Health) facility in Bethesda, MD (Rockledge Drive Campus). 


  • Provide Subject Matter Expert guidance, conduct review, and validate security audit data call responses. Work with multiple teams and departments to collect evidence, prepare deliverables for submission and perform quality assurance
  • Act as the liaison between Information Security Office and technical staff. Prepare staff for audit by reviewing current configurations and controls, conducting dry-runs and mock technical audit walkthroughs
  • Participate in meetings with internal and external auditors including kick-offs, resolve issues, identify risks and engage management as necessary 
  • Track audit data calls, provide status updates as requested
  • Evaluate audit results, on the relevancy, accuracy, and perspective of findings against submitted evidence and security controls. Determine root causes and develop relevant and achievable remediation strategy
  • Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders of varying levels of seniority and information security knowledge in the organization to enable the effective identification of risks
  • Support the development and delivery of presentation materials to be used in audit meetings

Qualifications and Education:

  • BA/BS or an advanced degree in information systems, business, or a related field.
  • 6+ years in supporting security control assessments and information system security audits for Federal agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze technical responses to audit data calls with a strong attention to detail, apply critical thinking skills, and use sound business judgment in the review of audit deliverables, NIH and HHS policies, and business practices
  • Knowledge of FISMA, NIST and CIS controls and compliance measurements
  • Expert knowledge of NIST special publications 800-30, 800-37, 800-53/53a, 800-60, among others
  • Professional/technical certifications such as CISA, CISSP, CRISC, or CISM
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, time management, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Grants Management and Health Care related support activities, processes, and regulations are preferred

Must be able to obtain Public Trust  

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 75%

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Information Assurance

Pay Range:


Keywords: Leidos, Bethesda , Information Security Audit Specialist, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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