Senior Information Systems Security Officer
AppTech Group is immediately looking to fill Multiple positions for Senior Information Systems Security Officer role with our client US Federal Government Agency at Herndon, VA. Note Must be a US Citizen. Clearance Must have existing DHS EOD Clearance Job Details Position Senior Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) Location Herndon, VA. Duration 1+ Year Contract role Description This position is responsible for Performing security control assessment using NIST 800-53A guidance and as per continuous monitoring requirements. Works closely with client to ensure operational security measures are implemented Assesses and mitigates system security risks determines and analyses security requirements for implementation and testing checklists, templates and other tools to aid in the AA process. Primary duties include Develops core documents such as System Security Plan, Contingency Plan, Incident Response Plan, Standard Operating Procedures, Plan of Actions and Milestones, Remediation Plans, Configuration Management Plan, etc. Performs risk analyses to determine and recommends essential safeguards, proactively mitigates system vulnerabilities and recommends compensating controls, Preparing security authorization packages in accordance with the client contractual requirements. Activates may include maintaining client-specific Plan of Action and Milestones and supports remediation activities, maintaining an inventory of hardware and software for the information system, Develops, tests and trains on Contingency and Incident Response planning. Skills Required Knowledge of the security countermeasures and overall RMF and NIST compliance regulations. 8+ years' experience working in a risk management, audit, security or technical delivery role. Ability to work effectively in diverse, multi-national, virtual environments and develop working relationships with customers, colleagues and other stakeholders. Should demonstrate sound judgment and principle. Experience implementing, assessing and managing security controls for federal IT systems Expert knowledge of FISMA or FedRAMP Adept knowledge of current IT security threats Knowledge and interestsunderstanding in CISSP technology and trends. The ability to effectively communicate, written and verbally. Education Bachelor or master degree in Computer Science, Computer Studies, Information Security.