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Summary Principal, Cyber Security P.5
Provides subject matter expertise for NRECA cyber security research, development and deployment projects focused on improving the cyber security capabilities of NRECA members and strategic partners. Writes and edits technical documents, reports, and case studies related to utility cyber security best practices. Designs and produces cyber security training curriculum, tools and guidance materials that address the unique needs of cooperative utilities, including course outlines, gathering supporting technical documentation, and developing course workbooks, templates, and trainer notes. Interfaces with engineering to develop specifications for cyber security training and educational materials. Represents NRECA in member outreach efforts and addresses technical queries from members.
* Advises and guides NRECA and cooperative utility staff regarding cyber security matters related to both information technology (IT) systems and operational technology (OT) systems including electricity generation, transmission, and distribution systems. * Writes reports, guidance materials, training tools and curriculum, general education and outreach materials, analyses, recommendations, etc., that can be used by members to improve their cyber security efforts. Collaborates on development of white papers, special studies, and assessments of industry trends. * Communicates cyber security best practices and opportunities to membership and other industry stakeholders through both oral and written communications. * Monitors current events in cyber security and provides detailed technical analyses and recommendations on relevant issues covering both IT and OT cyber security for electricity generation, transmission, and distribution utilities. * Develops and maintains relationships with NRECA staff, member utilities, strategic partners, and other industry stakeholders through both oral and written communications. * Works closely with other NRECA departments including Education & Training, Event Planning, Communications, Government Relations, etc. to coordinate cyber security programs and outreach efforts.
Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems (CIS), and/or Management Information Systems (MIS) or related technical field.
Certification in International Information Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). At least two or more cybersecurity technical certifications such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC), GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM) Forensic Certification, Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), HP ASE - ArcSight Analyst VI or other related industry certifications.
5+ total years of relevant experience in security system design and security operations with three years concentration in at least three cyber security areas such as: packet analysis, malware analysis, exploit/vulnerability analysis, intrusion prevention system management, system engineering, network engineering, incident response/handling, host forensics and security systems design. 2 years of utility industry/co-op experience and experience with industrial control system cyber security desired.
* Ability to lead highly visible multidisciplinary project/program teams or initiatives and provide leadership as the authority in a specialized field as demonstrated by prior work experience * Ability to understand, analyze, and implement cyber security tools and technologies and cyber security best practices as demonstrated by prior work experience. * Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse audience in a clear and precise manner as demonstrated by prior work experience. * Ability to produce high quality written products on deadline that satisfy the unique needs of different audiences as demonstrated by prior work experience. * Interpersonal skills, member service orientation, and an ability to work in a team environment and provide follow-up when needed as demonstrated by prior work experience. * Ability to learn new systems and processes and quickly incorporate them into daily work as demonstrated by prior work experience. * Ability to apply good judgement related to escalating issues and requesting assistance as demonstrated by prior work experience. * Ability to define issues, establish facts and draw valid conclusions and to apply those skills on a daily basis in a work environment as demonstrated by prior work experience. * Ability to use Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) in the day-to-day essential duties of the job as demonstrated by prior work experience. * Ability to travel up to 30 percent time as demonstrated by prior work experience. * Ability to operate various office equipment such as personal computer, copier, printer, fax machine or other job related equipment as demonstrated by prior work experience.
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