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Verotis is seeking an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) to manage the overall security-related policies, procedures, laws, and regulations; create, document, and implement various security plans and compliance documents to enforce Information Assurance principles. 

Physical Requirements:

Qualified candidates will need to have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs., be able to move/traverse throughout work facility, and communicate frequently with co-workers.

Functional Responsibilities:

The ISSO should be intimately familiar with some aspects of the following:

  • Federal Government Information Assurance policies and regulations to include OMB requirements, FISMA, and NIST 800 series

  • OMB A-123 circular; OMB A-130 circular; FIPS 140, 199, 200, 201; NIST SP 800-18, 37 Revision 1, 39, 53 Revisions 3 and 4, 53A Revision 1, 60 Volumes 1 and 2, 800-64 Revision 2, 137, 144, 147; CNSS 1253 and risk management methodologies

  • Networks, network protocols, routers, and switches and how they interact with automated vulnerability assessment tools, open source vulnerability assessment tools and techniques used for evaluating security controls on Windows, Linux, and Unix operating systems, networking devices, databases and web servers

  • automated vulnerability and risk assessment tools such as Nessus, AppDetective/DbProtect, Hailstorm, McAfee Vulnerability Manager (Foundstone), and NMAP

  • enterprise level vulnerability scanning servers (Nessus preferred)

  • developing custom assessment scripts

  • wireless LAN vulnerability assessments, including IEEE 802.11 standards

  • Unix/Linux, Windows, and Macintosh

  • Network Security Architecture

  • Internet Architecture

  • firewalls, VPN, and intrusion detection systems

  • TCP/IP protocols and networking architectures

  • databases, applications, and Web server design and implementation

  • Web Applications and services, Web Development, Java, Perl, Ruby, C++ Programming, Solaris, or Database (Oracle and SQL)


  • Active Secret clearance

  • Minimum of 2-5 years of relevant experience in functional responsibility

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree

  • Has demonstrated experience in administrating BSD/UNIX, Windows, Windows NT, LINUX, or open systems-compliant systems

  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of FISMA and SA&A process

  •  Experience with vulnerability assessments tools such as Nessus, Foundstone, Cenzic, DBProtect and BigFix

  • Understanding and experience with CSAM is a PLUS

  • Experience with NIST publications, OMB circulars and memoranda, and CNSS publications and their requirements and impact on system security


Additionally, the individuals must demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: 

  • Proficiency in writing technical analysis reports

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Critical thinking

  • Strategy development

  • Balancing security requirements with mission needs

  • Good judgment and business acumen

  • Relationship management

  • Project management (ability to track detailed tasks and ensure timely delivery)

  • Ability to work quickly, efficiently and accurately in a dynamic and fluid environment

The candidate will ensure that security requirements for information systems meet FISMA requirements. The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Developing and updating security authorization packages in accordance with the client’s requirement and compliant with FISMA. Core documents that the candidate will be responsible for are the System Security Plan, Risk Assessment Report, Security Assessment Plan and Report, Contingency Plan, Incident Response Plan, Standard Operating Procedures, Plan of Actions and Milestones, Remediation Plans, Configuration Management Plan, etc.

  • Develop and maintain the Plan of Action and Milestones and support remediation activities

  • Validate protective measures for physical security are in place to support the systems security requirements

  • Maintaining an inventory of hardware and software for the information system

  • Developing, coordinating, testing and training on Contingency Plans and Incident Response Plans

  • Perform risk analyses to determine cost-effective and essential safeguards

  • Support Incident Response and Contingency activities

  • Able to perform security control assessment in using NIST 800-53A guidance

  • Conduct Independent scans of the application, network and database (where required)

  • Provide continuous monitoring to enforce client security policy and procedures and create processes that will provide oversight into the following activities for the system owner

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