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Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) / Cyber Security Engineer


Cyber Defense Solutions, LLC has multiple opportunities for Information Systems Security Officer's (ISSO) in Washington, DC. This position will support the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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The Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) evaluate the security Posture of the systems and report findings continuously to management.  


The ISSO is knowledgable in:

Authorization To Operate (ATO): Provide support and actions required services to complete required ATO activities on designated software systems.

Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M): support for review of select controls, using an automated self-evaluation remediation and tracking tool. Identified vulnerabilities will be addressed as part of the POA&M process.

Generating FISMA related documentation using Information Assurance Compliance System (IACS) to complete and update of the automated security self-evaluation and remediation tracking questionnaire regarding system controls.

Contingency Drills: support services to complete the necessary updates and reports for the required annual Contingency Plan Test as well as Agency wide annual DR exercise drill.

Document the framework and guidance needed to unify the existing IT Security elements into a cohesive, centrally managed, responsively Governance Organization. Specify the IT Security policies, processes and initiatives that will reinforce the governance.

Recent knowledge of Cyber Policy for DoD, DHS, USPS, or NIST, etc is highly desired.

Recent experience in conducting DoD, DHS, USPS, or NIST, etc, Information Assurance (IA) related training is highly desired.


Minimum Qualifications:


Position requires a Public Trust security clearance or the ability to obtain one. If you have a high level clearance we can hold it, even though its not required. It will remain active.


Required Skills:

  • Must be a US citizen in order to be eligible for the Public Trust clearance (good credit)
  • 3 to 8 years of experience directly performing Certification and Accreditation or Performing Authentication and Authorizations
  • Working knowledge of general Information Assurance (IA) requirements, processes, mechanisms, techniques, and methodologies.
  • General knowledge of the FISMA guidelines.
  • Specific knowledge of NIST guidelines, including FIPS-199, Special Publication 800-53, 800-18, 800-30, 800-37, 800-60.
  • Experience Conducting Risk Assessments.
  • Assist with design and requirements for information systems;
  • Assist in mentoring intermediate level employees;
  • Serve as an Information Assurance Officer;
  • Assist in preparing and maintaining Certification and Accreditation documentation;
  • Ensure system configuration guidelines are followed and monitors system performance for compliance with IA requirements;
  • Participate in risk assessments of information systems;
  • Ensure necessary reporting is captured and maintained for evaluation;
  • Ensure conformity of password policies and security counter measures;
  • Implement or monitor Information Assurance (IA) safeguards;
  • Assist in conducting tests of IA safeguards in accordance with test plans; perform system audits to assess security related factors for systems;
  • Assist with or perform other IA tasks in consonance with Information Assurance Manager;
  • Perform other information assurance or administrative tasks; and
  • Handle personal, confidential and Privacy Act information in a professional manner.
  • Understanding on network management and configuration concepts.
  • Background using and interpreting results from Vulnerability Assessment tools.
  • Specific knowledge of network and systems security.
  • General knowledge of OMB regulations, including OMB A-130.
  • Ability to analyze and define Automated Information Security (AIS) requirements.
  • Working knowledge of determining security categorization for a variety of information types.
  • Ability to perform risk assessments and security audit services.
  • General knowledge of Disaster Recovery concepts
  • General knowledge of Contingency Planning concepts.
  • Excellent analytical skills required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Knowledge and experience Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Completion of specialized IT Security training programs or courses desirable.

English fluency. Written and verbal.



BS/BA in Computer Science or directly related field (e.g., Information Technology, Information Science, etc) + 3 to 10 years of related experience


Certification Requirements: (One or more required)

- CompTIA Security +
- CPTE - Certified Penetration
-Testing Engineer or CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker
-Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)


Desired but not required Skills:

Masters Degree


Contact us at 855-Cyber10 or 804-539-8278

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