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Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

Herndon, VA · Information Technology
Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)
Herndon, VA

 Job Summary

IT Veterans is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to join our team.  You must have an active TS/SCI clearance.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for ensuring the security and integrity of our information systems, managing risk, and ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and standards. This role requires a proactive approach to security management and the ability to work closely with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.


Risk Management:
  • Conduct risk assessments and develop mitigation strategies for information systems.
  • Identify potential threats and vulnerabilities and develop appropriate countermeasures.
Compliance and Audit:
  • Ensure information systems comply with applicable laws, regulations, and standards (e.g., FISMA, NIST SP 800-53, ICD 503).
  • Coordinate and support internal and external audits and assessments.
  • Prepare and maintain System Security Plans (SSPs), Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M), and other required documentation.
Incident Response:
  • Develop and manage incident response plans and procedures.
  • Respond to security incidents, conduct investigations, and provide detailed reports and recommendations.
Security Awareness and Training:
  • Conduct security training and awareness programs for staff to ensure compliance with security policies and procedures.
  • Promote a culture of security awareness within the organization.
Continuous Monitoring:
  • Implement and manage continuous monitoring programs to ensure ongoing security of information systems.
  • Perform regular security audits, vulnerability assessments, and penetration tests.
Collaboration and Communication:
  • Work closely with system administrators, network engineers, and other technical staff to implement and maintain security controls.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all security-related matters within the organization.
  • Communicate security requirements and issues to stakeholders at all levels.

Required Certifications:
  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) or equivalent certification required.
  • Additional certifications such as CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), or GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) are highly desirable.

At IT Veterans LLC, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


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