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[SJ-JOB] Security Consultant, Linthicum Heights Nov 26 2008 06:43PM
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Position: Security Consultant
Location: Linthicum Heights, Maryland, United States
Type: Permanent F/T

Closing Date: 2008-12-25

Due to rapid growth, Ciphent, Inc. is seeking self-motivated, organized, ambitious individuals to serve as a Security Product Consultants for an impressive roster of clients. QUALIFIED CANDIDATES MUST BE WILLING TO TRAVEL AT LEAST 75%. We seek a talented candidate who knows how to get things done, and will motivate others to do the same. A breadth of creativity, travel and latitude is expected. You will work closely with our Principals to lead your team in completing high-profile, unparalleled quality projects on time and within budget.

The ideal candidate will possess intimate knowledge of complexity and challenges surrounding at least one of the following products: McAfee Anti-virus/ePO, IntruShield, SCM, Citadel, and Foundstone, ArcSight, LogLogic, Symantec, Ounce Labs, SourceFire/SNORT, Nessus, Juniper/Netscreen, 3Com TippingPoint, and CheckPoint. Qualified candidates will lead by example, be self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal communication skills, and experience interfacing with clients.

What will I be doing?

• Designing, advising, implementing, and integrating security products for Fortune 500 clients

• Training clients on the proper use of products, their features, and full capabilities

• Troubleshooting network problems and implements security policies and procedures.

• Conducting network and application security assessments

• Interfacing with clients from proposal through delivery

• Ensuring network security access and protects against unauthorized access, modification, or destruction.

• Configuring and testing security products

• Communicating recommendations to clients to improve existing security measures in both written and oral form.

• Preparing technical designs as well as high-level flowcharts and schematics

• Developing and maintain client loyalty

• Staff training and support where necessary

• Product installation, maintenance, and upgrading

• Researching and troubleshooting

• Routine network administration and maintenance

• Identifying and implementing improvements in existing processes and procedures.

• Coach other consultants on new products and techniques

• Responsible for managing Team’s projects from commencement to completion

• Effectively estimate the level of effort required to develop a project

• Segment tasks and delegate accordingly

• Aid in awareness of standards and best practices, as well as enforce these standards

What do I need to have to apply?


• Minimum 3 years of experience

• 4 year bachelor degree preferred (technical degree preferred)

• Minimum 2 years subject field experience (networking/consulting/programming/computer security)

• CISSP, MCSE, CNNA/CCIE, McAfee/Symantec, certification preferred

• Current knowledge of security threats, solutions, security tools and network technologies.

• Familiarity with a variety of security concepts, practices, and procedures.

• An understanding or proficiency in information security and compliance regulations

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Superior problem-solving skills

• Experience with client interfacing situations and projects

• Knowledge and experience with security product installation and upgrades

• The ability to teach and train about network use and software skills

• Proficiency in making presentations

• Experience with network and system security preferred

What’s in it for you?

• An opportunity lead Teams on large-scale engagements

• Competitive Salary

• Full Medical, Dental and Vision insurance (optional)

• 401(k)

• Paid Holidays / Floating Holidays

• Generous Vacation

• Aggressive Bonuses and Reviews

About the Firm

Ciphent is a private cyber security pure-play company headquartered in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area. Our suite of software, strategic security consulting, and secure development solutions enable government and private industry organizations to evaluate, enhance, and reduce the cost of their cyber security investments. With an industry-leading 25+ publications on application security and software development, extensive experience in the Defense, academia, and private sector, Ciphent's consultants are true experts in their field. Ciphent is a pre-IPO company and has over 150 clients ranging from 2 million to 80 billion in annual revenue. To learn more about Ciphent, please visit

Email or fax Hillary at Careers (at) Ciphent (dot) com [email concealed] or 443-378-7048 for more information. We look forward to speaking with you!

Ciphent, Inc.
Chief Human Capital Officer
careers (at) ciphent (dot) com [email concealed]

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