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
Certified Information Systems Security Professional
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