Defense Point Security
  • Wallops Island, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Benefits: See Below

Do you want to work for a company that is passionate about security and has a fun, start-up culture with large company perks? Do you want to be in an environment where you will continuously learn new skills, grow and take on new opportunities due to the abundance of new projects on the horizon?

If you answered yes to these questions, this opportunity could be for you! 

Defense Point Security is currently seeking an ISSO in Wallops Island, VA with the ability to obtain a Secret level security clearance.

ISSO Role Description:

  • Plan, manage, document, and coordinate annual system assessment and authorization activities, to include continuous monitoring as detailed in NIST SP 800-37.
  • Plan, manage, and execute the annual system assessment and authorization (A&A) plan and risk management framework cycle to include documentation, POA&Ms, security controls assessments and all continuous monitoring activities.
  • System security plan (SSP) development and management
  • Plan and coordinate system vulnerability scans using Nessus ProFeed or Security Center; reconcile credentialed vulnerability scans with the system inventory and the FIPS200 exceptions, and record exception matrix of specific exceptions.
  • Ensure all networks, computing, communication devices, and control equipment comply with the FISMA and other related Federal security requirements for IT.
  • Continuously monitor the regular software patching, scanning, and configuration management of networks, computing, and communication devices, and control equipment and provide accurate and timely reports on the status of the implementation of the security controls in the system baseline and the related risk.
  • Play an active role in developing, updating, and/or coordinating the development and update of the system security plans, core documentation, equipment, and software updates for applicable IT Systems.
  • Control and manage changes to the information system and document required Security Impact Analysis of changes.
  • Ensure Annual Security Awareness Training is completed by all system users, and role-based training and certification is provided to key security personnel.
  • Support the enterprise Cybersprint initiatives implementation and data calls.
  • Document and manage a privileged user reduction.
  • Develop and maintain a requirements traceability matrix for each Information System based on NIST SP 800-53 IT Security Controls.

ISSO Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligations
  • Possess 8 years' experience in a related field to include IT project management.
  • Experience in the applicability of FISMA, OMB mandates to include HSPD-12 and Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), NIST SP 800 800-37 and NIST SP 800-53 (latest applicable revisions)
  • Experience with products such as IBM BigFix Suite, Tenable Security Center (TSC), HP ArcSight, the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, etc.

Job Location: Wallops Island, VA

Position Type: FullTime/ Regular

All candidates must be clearable.

Defense Point Security is an IT Security Consulting firm specializing in government-focused security solutions.  Our goal is to provide expert IT security services to our clients while cultivating information security knowledge among all employees for the advancement of cyber security.  Defense Point Security offers a competitive employment package including medical, vision, and dental insurance (among others).

Defense Point Security offers a competitive benefits package to include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Premiums are 100% paid by DPS for employee and eligible dependents
  • Personal Accident Insurance paid by DPS
  • Life Insurance paid by DPS
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance paid by DPS
  • 401k Contribution Matching and 100% vested after 90 days
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Assistance
  • Paid Time Off starting at 3 weeks a year (15 days)
  • 10 paid Federal Holidays
  • Capital BikeShare Membership for DC Metro Area
  • Reimbursement for qualifying training expenses
  • Flexible / Alternative Work Schedules

Defense Point Security is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse Community workforce. DPS gives equal consideration to all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class. 


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