Cybersecurity Validator

Maverick Cyber Defense is currently looking for a Cybersecurity Validator. The individual hired for this role will provide cybersecurity support, analysis, documentation, and validation services for the Department of Defense (DoD) and United States Marine Corps (USMC) IT solutions, networks, systems, architectures, and infrastructure in accordance with DoD and USMC policy.


  • Perform validation activities under the Risk Management Framework (RMF), apply knowledge of network architectures and policy toward assessment and identification of vulnerabilities as a means of improving operational security posture.
  • Execute and conduct analysis of network and system Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) vulnerability scans to validate appropriate implementation of security controls in accordance with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), DoD, and USMC publications.
  • Analyze and execute security assessment plans to ensure proper orchestration of testing procedures in accordance with requirements set forth by DoD and USMC information security authorities.
  • Provide guidance to USMC programs regarding vulnerability remediation and determination of risk posture.
  • Manage and employ ACAS; configure scans, initiate scans, review results, create custom reports, update ACAS software and signatures.
  • Manage and employ SCAP/SCC; configure scans, initiate scans, review results, update SCAP definitions VM review; determine applicability through research and coordination, update documentation, track status via defined methods.
  • Checklist/STIG review; checklist generation and management, determine availability of new STIGs, update checklists to new STIG versions.


  • MUST have Secret Clearance
  • Bachelor’s and 2 years’ experience or High School and 10 years’ experience
  • IAT II
  • Proficiency with Cisco, VMware, RedHat, various Window operating systems
  • Experience with computer networking, switches, routers, servers, racks, firewalls
  • Experience preparing Cybersecurity briefs, white papers, and ad hoc reports using standard office automation products including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Project




$110-140k, depending on experience and skills

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