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Security Specialist

Company: Control Risks
Location: Reston
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Supports Control Risks in high-stress environments

Act as a key liaison between Control Risks and the Client

Collects, evaluates and disseminates open-source and other data independently and under the direction of the security operations center manager

Provides reports to the relevant business stakeholders

Evaluates and diagnoses crisis situations, applies critical thinking and coordinates with other security operations center team members as required

Prepares threat intelligence reports and analysis as required

Coordinates incident-specific intelligence alerts and rapid turnaround report requests

Conducts incisive analysis and forecasting on geopolitical and security issues, monitors country threat ratings and draws from multiple intelligence sources to plan operations in confidence

Develops and issues intelligence communications regarding global events with potential to impact staff or operations

Monitors and initiates responses to incidents and emergencies including alarm notifications, security incidents, health emergencies, suspicious activities, dispatching emergency response teams and security personnel

Recognizes crisis situations and initiates protective action using independent judgment and professional training in accordance with incident management best practices, policies and standard operating procedures

Supports incident and crisis management teams during a security event as required


Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Political Science, or related degree OR equivalent work experience.

10+ years experience working in GSOCs, military intelligence, NGOs, or security operations.

Foreign Language skills a plus

Ability to work calmly in high stress environments

Outstanding customer service skills

Able to contribute innovation and creativity

Strong collaborator among all levels of stakeholders

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Adapt to be able to change direction quickly

Able to multi-task and juggle several priorities at once

Able to adapt communication style to suit different audiences

Attention to detail

Action orientated, able to follow up on feedback

Experience using discretion while utilizing company policies to determine appropriate action

Experience with planning, organization, problem-solving and coordination

Ability to work off hour shifts required.


Control Risks offers a competitively positioned compensation and benefits package that is transparent and summarised in the full job offer.

We operate a discretionary bonus scheme that incentivizes, and rewards individuals based on company and individual performance

Control Risks supports hybrid working arrangements, wherever possible, that emphasize the value of in-person time together - in the office and with our clients - while continuing to support flexible and remote working.

Keywords: Control Risks, Reston , Security Specialist, Other , Reston, Virginia

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