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Information Systems Security Officer at ACS Solutions

Information Systems Security Officer

ACS Solutions Northampton, MA Contractor
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Job Description:

  • Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) is responsible for ensuring the appropriate operational security posture is maintained for a classified IS and as such, works in close collaboration with the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM).
  • The ISSO shall have the detailed knowledge and expertise required to manage the security aspects of an IS and is assigned responsibility for the day-to-day security operations of each system.
  • Responsibilities also include incident handling, and security training and awareness.
  • In close coordination with the ISSM, the ISSO plays an active role in monitoring a system and its environment of operation to include developing and updating the SSP, managing and controlling changes to the system, and assessing the security impact of those changes.
  • Ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with security policies and procedures as outlined in the security authorization package;
  • Attend technical and security training (e.g., operating system, networking, security management) relative to assigned duties;
  • Ensure all users have the requisite security clearances, authorization, need-to-know, and are aware of their security responsibilities before granting access to the IS;
  • Report all security-related incidents to the ISSM;
  • Conduct periodic reviews of ISs to ensure compliance with the security authorization package;
  • Serve as member of the CCB, if designated by the ISSM;
  • Coordinate any changes or modifications to hardware, software, or firmware of a system with the ISSM prior to the change;
  • Formally notify the ISSM when changes occur that might affect system authorization;
  • Monitor system recovery processes to ensure security features and procedures are properly restored and functioning correctly;
  • Ensure all IS security-related documentation is current and accessible to properly authorized individuals;
  • Ensure audit records are collected and reviewed; and ISSO shall be adequately trained and possesses technical competence commensurate with the complexity of the ISs

Education & Experience:

  • Associates Degree in Business Administration / Criminal Justice or other related field.
  • Must have 5 + years’ relevant experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have an active secret clearance
  • CISSP Certification preferred
  • Required Active SECRET security clearance

Recommended Skills

  • Auditing
  • Business Administration
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • Communication
  • Computer Security
  • Criminal Justice
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