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Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The ALPHAPATRIOT System Engineer will research, develop, implement, test and review an organization’s information security in order to protect information and prevent unauthorized access. Inform users about current and new security measures and potential threats. Works individually or as part of a team. Reviews and tests system components for adherence to the security control requirements. Analyze system security reports and directs remediation efforts. Resolves system and personnel security issues. Provides continuous monitoring of the security posture of multiple systems. Analyze risks and provide appropriate security solutions. Ensure users have the appropriate authorization and access to perform their duties. Interface with multiple organizations to maintain compliance with policies.
The ideal candidate for the will fit the following:

Position Requirements:
Analyze user and system requirements to derive security control requirements
Obtain and maintain system Authorization To Operate (ATO) 
Write and maintain system authorization documents within the system of record
Provide system security status updates to stakeholders 
Analyze vulnerability and compliance scan results and direct mediation actions
Review system accounts for applicability on a periodic basis
Report computer security incidents

Experience Requirements
Experience with Nessus and Xacta.
Familiar with Splunk or ELK.

Desired Capabilities

Contribute to the development of sections of systems security documentation such as System Security Plans, Controls Implementation, System Diagrams, and Standard Operating Procedures
Manage system security requirements and derived requirements to ensure the delivery of systems that are compatible with the defined security guidelines – NIST, ICD 503, CNSS 1253, etc.
Provides assistance for proposing, implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies
Coordinate the resolution of action items from Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings, design reviews, program reviews, and test reviews that require cross-discipline coordination
Provides daily oversight and directions to system engineers and system administrators
Manage documentation in the various record systems, i.e. Xacta, LatteArt, Rockblaster
Provide PMO interface to Assessment & Authorization organizations
Participate in supporting system security controls self-testing
Develop derived requirements for Information Assurance Services (Confidentiality, Integrity, Non repudiation, and Availability); Basic Information Assurance Mechanisms (e.g., Identification, Authentication, Access Control, Accountability); and Security Mechanism Technology (Passwords, cryptography, discretionary access control, mandatory access control, hashing, key management, etc.)
Review and/or approve system engineering documentation to ensure that processes and specifications meet system security needs and are accurate, comprehensive, and complete
Direct system hardening using CS2 scripts or DISA STIGs
Conduct/Analyze vulnerability and compliance scans using tools such as Nessus
Review system and application logs for anomalies
Complete security impact analysis for system changes
Assess each risk to the program and determine the probability of occurrence and quantified consequence of failure in accordance with an approved risk management plan
In conjunction with system stakeholders, plan the verification efforts of new and unproven designs early in the development life cycle to ensure compliance with established requirements
Support the planning and test analysis of the DoD Certification/Accreditation Process (as well as other Government Certification and Accreditation (C&A) processes)


Requires a Bachelor's Degree and 10 to 14 years experience or equivalent education.


Bachelor's Preferred
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Years of Experience

18-21 years w/High School Diploma
12-15 years w/Bachelors Degree
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Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI
Hanover, Maryland
United States
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