Defense Point Security
  • Reston, VA, USA
  • Full Time

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 a Information System Security Officer (ISSO) in Reston, VA.

ISSO Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the ISSO for a solution being offered from an off-premise private cloud.
  • Work closely with the Agency ISSO and stakeholders to address all Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms).
  • Submit Infrastructure Change Requests and Security Impact Analyses for any changes that need to be performed on the Shared Services Platform.
  • Conduct periodic scans of the Shared Services Platform using Tenable Nessus on agreed upon time frames and provide the results to the Agency Security team.
  • Work with the Engineering and Operations teams to address issues identified in the scans in a timely manner.
  • Interface with the Engineering and Operations personnel to provide ongoing security-related guidance.
  • Implement/maintain a strategy for continuous monitoring including: establishing system audit trails and ensuring their review, reporting all identified security findings and initiating the periodic review of security controls
  • Ensure security awareness and precautionary measures are exercised to prevent introduction and/or proliferation of malicious code or other adverse operational conditions. This includes exercise of continuity and/or disaster recovery plans, as required
  • Monitor operations processes, including but not limited to, the Incident Response Process and Communications Process to ensure that they are followed properly.
  • Provide prompt feedback to Engineering and Operations personnel in a timely manner and provide ongoing education on security protocols and procedures
  • Ensure that system security requirements are addressed throughout the project and system lifecycle
  • Ensure controls and processes are in place and working effectively to maintain a strong system security posture.

  ISSO Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5 years of experience in InfoSec
  • Security+ certification required
  • Demonstrated experience writing information system security documentation (SSPs, POA&Ms, PTAs, PIAs, CMPs, CPs, and IRPs).
  • Demonstrated experience conducting information system security controls assessments (SCAs) and applying standard auditing techniques during system security controls assessments, including proper interpretation of control requirements, determining if the artifacts provided are sufficient, and recommending remedial actions to the customer and team to ensure compliance.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with information security standards, policies and practices - NIST (800-53 rev4), FISMA, DHS 4300A.
  • Experience with FedRAMP
  • Knowledge of information security engineering, design concepts and principles.
  • Knowledgeable with the Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and continuous monitoring methodologies.
  • Extensive experience analyzing information technology and system risk in complex environments and articulating results (verbal/reports) to all levels of management.
  • Experience using vulnerability assessment tools (NESSUS, AppDetective, etc.), analyzing and interpreting assessment results, and developing POA&Ms to remediate findings.

ISSO Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Industry certifications, such as CISSP, CISA, CAP are preferred.
  • Experience with IA in a cloud environment.


Job Location: Reston, VA  

Position Type: Full-Time/ Regular

All candidates must be clearable.

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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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