Information Security Support Officer (ISSO) SME

Herndon, VA

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Dark Wolf Solutions is looking for an Information Security Support Officer – Subject Matter Expert (ISSO-SME) to provide support to the USG to ensure industrial information systems are in compliance with current industrial security regulations and governing policies, to ensure that the systems have the proper safeguards to protect classified data. The ISSO-SME will serve as the focal point with the Government for technical cyber security inquiries as well as inspect information systems at contractor sites nationwide and assist with assessment and accreditation (A&A). This position will use industrial security policy guidance to include ICD 503, ICD 705, and SEAD 4 (replaced ICD 704) as well as the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and its supplement.

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of demonstrated experience with the IC Community’s A&A process, ICD 503, and NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • 5+ years of experience writing technical reports related to A&A, System Security Plans (SSP), security policies and/or guidance
  • 5+ years of demonstrated knowledge and technical skills in: network architecture, configuration of a local area network (LAN), and securing operating systems
  • 10+ years of experience with hardening Microsoft Windows Server, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Apple/MAC OS, Unix/Linus systems, and virtualization software (vmware, Hyper-V, Virtual Box)
  • Demonstrated experience speaking to audiences on technical matters such as cyber security or information security compliance
  • Experience using vulnerability and compliance assessment tools such as Nessus, SCAP, or App Detective
  • At least one (1) of the following cyber security certifications: Security+ CE, SSCP, CAP, CISM, CASP, CISSP, GSEC, GICSP, GSLC, CEH, CDNA, CSSLP
  • Ability to communicate on technical subjects using clear, concise, non-technical language to include strong written communications, ability to provide written feedback on documents, and ability to prepare briefings
  • Ability to travel domestically (20% to 40% of the time)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science field or Engineering
  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph Clearance required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze Information System (IS) test results and suggest compensating controls for meeting IS security requirements.
  • Two years of experience with the USG/Sponsor’s classified data environment.
  • Any additional certifications relevant to system and cyber security not previously listed.


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Job tags: Architecture CASP CEH CISM CISSP Clearance Clearance Required GICSP Industrial NIST Polygraph SSCP Unix Windows
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