Cybersecurity Support Specialist

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Job Title: Cybersecurity Support Specialist

Job Location: Kuwait

Security Clearance: An active, in-scope US Government issued Secret/SSBI clearance

Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required.


Kuwait has enacted a new law prohibiting the issuance of work permits to persons aged 60 or older unless they hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited University

Job Responsibilities:

Trace Systems is actively recruiting for a Cybersecurity Support Specialist to join our team based in Kuwait. This essential role ensures the availability, integrity, identification, authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation of classified and unclassified information systems and/or network components within the area of responsibility of 160th Signal Brigade. 

Duties include:

  • Review and compile vulnerability or configuration status reports of Automated Information Systems (AIS) and recommend corrective actions.
  • Review and assess authorization requests to ensure compliance with DoDI 8510.01, Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD Information Technology (IT) and provide recommendations for Government approval.
  • Maintain documentation of all requests and approvals in accordance with AR 25-400-2, ARIMS, to include monthly IA Control validations, artifact gathering, RMF Implementation Plans (DIP), Risk Management Framework for DoD Information Technology (IT) DoD Instruction 8510.01, and all accreditation efforts.
  • Review connection requests and provide recommendations in accordance with CENTCOM Connection Approval Process for approval. Maintain documentation of these requests and approvals. Prepare DISA connection authorization packages (CAP) for Defense Switched Network (DSN)/Voice system for Government review and approval.
  • Maintain status of the current network architecture and engineering revisions of global MPLS and Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) networks. Maintain System Network Approval Process (SNAP), perform data entry and run inquiries for Information Systems Security Program (ISSP), Army Portfolio Management System (APMS) accounts, enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) and Enterprise Reporting Service (ERS) and perform tasks as required.
  • Prepare network diagram improvements, routing policy, network policies, and new information systems equipment selection and testing.
  • Provide recommendations based on current technical documentation provided by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC).
  • Ensure standards are compliant for network and information systems configuration, including routing architecture, traffic engineering, inter/intra Point of Presence (POP) topology, peering policies and guidelines for maintenance activities.
  • Conduct market research and provide recommendations for hardware and software based on DISA, NSA, National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), DoD, USCENTCOM, and US Army compliance standards.
  • Track and maintain records of personnel cybersecurity training, certifications, and re-certifications for the 160th Signal Brigade and subordinate units to ensure compliance with DoD, CENTCOM, and U.S. Army regulations using ACTCS.
  • Provide weekly situation awareness report of current operations and functional areas. This report will be submitted COB 16:00 Kuwait time on Friday.
  • Support the Government with their security assessments of proposed and CENTRIX installation sites to ensure security shortfalls are identified and corrected prior to SIPRNET installation/activation.
  • Support the implementation, dissemination, and tracking of the Public key Infrastructure (PKI) in accordance with Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 8520.02, PKI and Public Key (PK) enabling.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • This position requires a current DoD 8570 Information Assurance Management (IAM) level II certification (CAP CASP CISM CISSP (or Associate) GSLC, etc.) and must be maintained throughout the life of the contract.
  • Practical network experience supporting MPLS/Internet Protocol (IP)/Virtual Private Network (VPN) networks in a carrier environment is required proficiency in Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience and knowledge of tactical and strategic communication networks and their respective regulatory compliance standards.
  • A working knowledge of DoD and Army regulations, instructions, and directives pertaining to Information Assurance (i.e., AR 25-2, AR 380.5, DoDI 8500.01, DoD Directive 8570.01, DoD Directive 8140.01, DoDI 8510.01, and all Army IA BBPs).
  • The ability to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to provide clear and precise documents and recommendations.
  • Proficiency with tools utilized in discovery and scanning of network vulnerabilities.
  • An active, in-scope US Government issued Secret/SSBI clearance

  • Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required.


  • High School diploma or GED

Trace Systems

Trace Systems Inc. was founded to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide enterprise IT, engineering, full life-cycle communications, cybersecurity, cloud and virtualization services and solutions to the United States Department of Defense and other federal agencies.  


To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading-edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. To learn more about our current openings, text ‘tracejobs’ to 97211 or apply directly through our website #jointracesystems


Trace Systems is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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