Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)
Defense Point Security - Mississippi

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Herndon, VADefense Point Security, headquartered in Virginia, provides expert Information Technology (IT) security services (such as Computer Network Defense, security engineering, and architecture design) supporting Federal Government civilian agencies. We are currently seeking an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) for an opening located in Washington DC. The ISSO will: Use Federal Certification and Accreditation (C A) processes to research, verify and document information security controls in order for the "systems" to be accredited.Communicate and enforce security policies, procedures and safeguards for all systems and staff, based upon NIST and/or DIACAP.Analyze and advise on the risk and remediation of security issues based on reports from vulnerability assessment scanners, patch management tools, and emerging threat information.Initiate, co-ordinate and track the patching and remediation of security weaknesses as they are discovered, via a "Plan of Actions and Milestones" (POAM).Report on security status and security incidents. Ensure event logs are reviewed at least daily or weekly.

Job Qualifications: U.S. citizenship required.BA/BS or higher preferred, in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering or other related analytical, scientific, or technical disciplines.Prior work experience in IT security, including Certification and Accreditation and/or IT security risk analysis/advice, preferably in support of the Federal government.Knowledge of Federal government C A practices and policies, particularly FISMA, NISP SP 800-53, and DHS 4300. Industry certifications relating to IT security, program management preferred (CISSP, GIAC, CEH, TNCP, ITILv2 PMP, etc.)Experience with C A tools preferred, such as RMS, TAF / Trusted Agent FISMA, vulnerability assessment scan reports, etc. Ability to work independently and also collaborating closely with application developers, engineers and others.Must be self-motivated and results oriented.Effective written and oral communication skills.Previous Department of Homeland Security experience a plus.Defense Point Security offers a competitive benefits package to include: Competitive salariesHealth, vision and dental insurance premiums and deductibles are 100% fully paid by the company401(k) - investments matched 100% up to 3%, and 50% up to 5%401(k) is 100% fully vested after 90 days15 days of paid leave the first year10 paid floating holidays that can be used anytimeReimbursement for home Internet (up to $50/month)Reimbursement for personal cell phone / smart phone (up to $100/month)Reimbursement for personal smart phone replacement/upgrade every 2 yearsReimbursement for educational and training expensesRewards for obtaining new IT certificationsComputer-based training (CBT) library on IT and information security topics and certificationsRemote access to a virtual lab for testing/learning opportunitiesFlexible / Alternative Work Schedules

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Defense Point Security, LLC (DPS) is the choice provider of Cyber Security services to the Federal Government. As a certified small...