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Principal Cybersecurity Consultant (Remote) at American Bureau of Shipping

Principal Cybersecurity Consultant (Remote)

American Bureau of Shipping Washington, DC Full-Time

ABS Group is a global company that provides a broad array of technical and management consulting services to meet the needs of our clients. Our Global Government division, headquartered in Arlington, VA, supports federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Transportation, the United States Coast Guard, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. If you are enthusiastic and creative about solving challenges, we are just what you are looking for.

We are seeking an experienced Principal Cybersecurity Consultant to serve as a Navy Qualified Validator (NQV) and support the implementation and delivery of cybersecurity products and services for the Federal government. This person will strengthen the Government’s cybersecurity program through conducting cyber assessments and assistance in maintaining compliance and cybersecurity best practices. The candidate will work on a dynamic team comprised of ABS Group employees and highly engaged clients to meet fast-paced project requirements.

Every day, our team members analyze and design solutions to inform clients how to best address their most complex challenges and improve business operations. The ideal candidate is a team player, critical thinker, and problem solver that enjoys working in an energetic and collaborative environment.

General Responsibilities:

  • Conduct on-asset Cyber assessments for Government vessels
  • Draft documentation, including security assessment reports, system security plans, contingency plans, and disaster recovery plans
  • Design and implement cybersecurity solutions for industrial control systems
  • Develop project documentation and technical reports
  • Provide technical analysis and guidance on control systems security trends
  • Assist with training staff on the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Assist with eMASS (Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service) data entry requirements and population
  • Perform control validation activities and compile supporting artifacts in eMASS

This should describe you:

  • Meticulous individual with strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Have established understanding of OT security principals, embedded security, and network platforms
  • Proven capability to produce reports suitable for delivery and explanation to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Be willing to travel both domestically and internationally, as needed
  • Strong critical thinking skills with the capability to align available solutions to complex problems
  • Possess strong presentation skills
  • Reliable, client-focused, and capable of working productively under normal supervision with demanding timelines
  • Assumes ownership of projects and can prioritize assignments based on client needs

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years’ experience in computer and network systems including IT/OT security
  • Must be designated a Navy Qualified Validator (NQV)
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain or maintain a U.S. security clearance
  • Experienced in the areas of IT/OT Security

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in OT related to the offshore or maritime industries and environments
  • Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity or Computer Science or demonstrated equivalent work-related experience
  • Direct technical configuration and implementation of cyber security standards and controls
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ISO 27001, ISA/IEC 62443, NIST 800-53, or DISA STIGs
  • Proficiency-level professional certification that meets DoD 8570.01-M IA baseline for IAM level 2 (i.e., CISM, CASP+ CE, CAP, CISSP (or associate), etc.)
We set out more than 160 years ago to promote the security of life and property at sea and preserve the natural environment. Today, we remain true to our mission and continue to support organizations facing a rapidly evolving seascape of challenging regulations and new technologies. Through it all, we are anchored by a vision and mission that help our clients find clarity in uncertain times.

ABS is a global leader in marine and offshore classification and other innovative safety, quality, and environmental services. We’re at the forefront of supporting the global energy transition at sea, the application of remote and autonomous marine systems, cutting-edge technical solutions, and many more exciting advancements. Our commitment to safety, reliability, and efficiency is ever-present, guiding our clients to safer and more efficient operations.

About Our Benefits

ABS Group proudly offers a variety of industry-leading benefits designed to enhance the life and well-being of our employees and their families. These benefits include, but are not limited to, medical insurance (PPO and HD), dental and vision insurance, Health Savings account (HSA), Flexible Savings Account (FSA), life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, disability leave programs, parental leave program, paid holidays, and paid vacation time. The Company provides an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that offers additional support in personal wellness, including work-life services. ABS Group also offers a 401K plan with a generous company match, subject to plan requirements.

Equal Opportunity

The ABS Group of Companies is committed to the equal employment opportunity of its employees and prohibits discrimination against any employee or qualified applicant based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status, or other non-work-related characteristics that may be protected under the law of the Federal Government or specific state employment laws.


ABS and Affiliated Companies (ABS) will not pay a fee to any third-party agency without a valid ABS Master Service Agreement (MSA) authorized and signed by Human Resources. Any resume, CV, application, or other forms of candidate submission provided to any employee of ABS without a valid MSA on file will be considered property of ABS, and no fee will be paid.


This job description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job of the incumbent. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making a fair decision regarding the pay structure of the job. #ogjs


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