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Lead/Senior Information Systems Security Officer/Engineer (Government)

Columbia, Maryland

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The Lead role as
Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) provides support for a program,
organization, system, or enclave’s information assurance program. Provides
support for proposing, coordinating, implementing, and enforcing information
systems security policies, standards, and methodologies. Maintains operational
security posture for an information system or program to ensure information
systems security policies, standards, and procedures are established and
followed. Assists with the management of security aspects of the information
system and performs day-to-day security operations of the system. Evaluate
security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing
classified information. Performs vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to
support certification and accreditation. Provides configuration management (CM)
for information system security software, hardware, and firmware. Manages
changes to system and assesses the security impact of those changes. Prepares
and reviews documentation to include System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk
Assessment Reports, Certification & Accreditation (C&A) packages, and
System Requirements Traceability Matrices (SRTMs). Supports security
authorization activities in compliance with NSA/CSS Information System
Certification and Accreditation Process (NISCAP) and DoD Information Assurance
Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP

The Lead ISSO performs these
specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform ISSO responsibilities for
    implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards,
    and methodologies
  • Must have extensive Nessus 7.x hands-on
    experience with installing, configuring, building scan policies, loading
    plugins, running scans, building POA&Ms, leading meetings to close
    vulnerabilities, and working with Government ISSOs and other teams to
    identify and manage risks
  • Lead other ISSx personnel to develop
    one-year forecasted security operations plans for all required activities and
    assigned resources to meet calendar-year security priorities
  • Perform responsibilities for
    maintaining the appropriate operational IA posture for a system, program, or
    enclave to include working independently and directly with customers and
    customer systems
  • Develop system hardening guides for
    new systems in concert with security engineering teams
  • Develop plan of action milestones
    and enforce closure of critical through low vulnerabilities with engineering
    teams
  • Develop and maintain systems
    security plans (SSP) from start to finish to conduct security assessment and
    authorization (SA&A) reviews with government auditors for authorization
    to operate (ATO)
  • Assist in evaluation of security
    solutions to ensure security requirements for processing classified
    information
  • Assist with CM for information
    system security software, hardware, and firmware
  • Assist with preparation and
    maintenance of documentation
  • Maintain records on workstations,
    servers, routers, firewalls, intelligent hubs, network switches, etc. to
    include system upgrades
  • Evaluate security solutions to
    ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information
  • Propose, coordinate, implement, and
    enforce information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies
  • Maintain operational security
    posture for information systems or programs
  • Develop
    and maintain documentation for C&A in accordance with ODNI, CNSSI, NIST,
    DSS, and DoD policies and guidelines
  • Develop
    and update the system security plan, continuous monitoring plan, and other IA
    documentation
  • Provide
    CM for security-relevant information system software, hardware, and firmware
  • Assist
    with management of security aspects of information systems and perform
    day-today security operations of the system
  • Develop
    system security policies and plans and ensure compliance
  • Administer
    user identification and authentication mechanism of the Information System
    (IS)
  • Plan
    and coordinate IT security programs and policies
  • Manage
    and control changes to systems and assess security impacts of those changes
  • Obtain
    C&A and ATO for ISs under purview
  • Provide
    support for a program, organization, system, or enclave’s information
    assurance program
  • Serve
    as Approval Authority for ISs under their control
  • Interact
    with customers, IT staff, and high-level corporate officers to define and
    achieve required IA objectives

Required
Skills, Experience, and Education
:  Six (6)
years’ experience minimum as an ISSO and/or ISSE that can demonstrate
experience with listed responsibilities above are required to be considered
for Sr. ISSO level and commensurate pay; 10 years or higher experience to be
considered for Lead ISSO level/pay. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or
related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. DoD
8570 compliance with Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level I or
higher is desired but not required. Four (4) years of additional experience
as an ISSO and ISSE may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.  Deep knowledge of Nessus and DISA STIG
hardening are required. Splunk installation, tuning, and threat management
highly desired.

Required Clearance:  Applicant
must be a US citizen and have a current TS/SCI security clearance with a DoD polygraph.

Desired:
 BS/BA
degree is desirable.  ISSE background
with RMF and Splunk experience are preferred.




AT&T is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Job ID 1829906 Date posted 11/28/2018

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I believe in AT&T and know they are at the edge of technology. The company believes in their people and offers all kinds of training to enable us to take on new jobs and to stay at the front of technology. The software defined network which we are building is the newest technology and AT&T has been involved since early 2000s. You have a great deal of autonomy at AT&T as long as you get the job done. You have the ability to do different jobs and to be challenged at all times.

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