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Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

Job Title
Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)
Job ID
Burlington,  MA 1803
Other Location
Position: Sr. ISSO / ISSM
Location: Cambridge, MA
Clearance Level Required: Top Secret Security Clearance
Telecommute: No
Salary Range: $130K to $160K, commensurate with experience
Number of Open Positions: 2

Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

• Key focus of this position will be vulnerability management and drive procedure
development and implementation.
• Assist in the security configuration and management of collateral classified and
unclassified systems and networks in a variety of traditional and virtual environments
including Linux, Unix, Sun, Mac, and Windows.
• Assist in the development and maintenance of System Security Plans (SSP) and
associated artifacts such as the Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M), Risk Assessment
Report and Continuous Monitoring Strategy.
• Ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with the
organization’s security policies and procedures.
• Collect, analyze, and store system audit records.
• Conduct network, system, and application vulnerability scanning, configuration
assessment, and remediation.
• Prepare for and participate in periodic organization compliance assessments.
• Ensure account management documentation is complete and updated.
• Maintain configuration management documentation (change tracking, maintenance
logs, etc.).

Required Skills:
• Technical experience and skills in securing multiple operating systems such as Windows,
Linux and virtualization technologies.
• Experience with DCSA Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS)
• Technical experience securing networks and systems utilizing DISA STIGs and/or SRGs.
• Knowledgeable in computer security principles and policies, including Risk Management
Framework (RMF), Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), National Industrial
Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), and Defense Security Service (DSS)
Assessment and Authorization Manual (DAAPM).
• Experience with vulnerability scanning and auditing tools and processes.
• Bachelor’s degree. Technical experience, skills, and coursework completed towards an
Undergraduate Degree, or industry IT certifications may be considered in lieu of
education or DoD security experience requirements.
• A minimum of 4 years of IT security experience in DoD Industrial Security.
• Technical knowledge of the configuration of common operating systems such as
Windows, Linux, and Cisco IOS.
Preferred Skills/Experience:
• Possess Security+ certification or be able to obtain one within 6 months of hire.
• Experience securing networks and systems utilizing DISA STIGs and/or SRGs.

Qualifications and Background:
• Top Secret Security Clearance—Must have and be able to maintain a Top Secret
clearance; SCI and Polygraph eligibility highly desired.
• Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, or a related field and 5-7 years of
relevant experience, or 8+ years of experience without degree.


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