Written byDavid Stegon
The Department of Homeland Security is looking for a new Director for the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US CERT) Operations. The job pays between $119,554 and $179,700 and is open for applications until March 7.
The Director for US-CERT Operations manages 24X7 US-CERT Operations Incident Handling Center to execute the DHS responsibilities directed in the national Strategy to Secure Cyber space and the Comprehensive National Cyber security Initiative. This includes conducting daily analysis and situational monitoring to provide information on incidents and other events, as they are detected and unfold, to better raise awareness and understanding of the current operating environment.
The Director for US-CERT Operations oversees and manages the National Cyber Alert System (NCAS) which provides all citizens-from computer security professionals to home computer users with basic skills-with free, timely, actionable information to better secure their computer systems. These alerts are distributed to stakeholders through the NCAS and Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs).
Leverages information technology to automate sharing of critical information for the entire federal government, analyze traffic patterns and behavior and provide cyber-rleated situational awareness.
Enhances data sharing among Federal government agencies and enable strategic cross-agency assessment of anomalous activity and enhance Federal Agencies ability to take immediate corrective measures to protect their systems.
Provides critical leadership and direction to the US-CERT in the accomplishment of its mission under the Federal Information Security Management Act. Manages crises in response to incidents involving US Federal, State, local and tribal governments and US cyber Critical Infrastructure/Key Resources (CI/KR).
Provides technical assistance to other government entities and the private sector with respect to emergency recovery plans for cyber incidents involving US Federal, State, local and tribal governments and US cyber CI/KR. Recommends measures necessary to protect the critical infrastructure and key resources of the United States against cyber crime, computer hacking, and the use of technology to create terrorism threats. Coordinates activities and programs closely with Federal agencies and organizations, and cooperate with State and local government agencies and authorities, the private sector, industry, and other entities in area of common interests.
Oversees public-private sector information sharing to help prevent, detect, mitigate, or recover from the effects of an attack, interference, compromise, or an incapacitation problem related to critical cyber infrastructure or protected systems.