Leidos currently has an opening for an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) to work in our San Diego, CA location. The desired candidate will utilize their diverse skillset to configure and secure Windows and Linux systems, supporting the program Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) with meeting the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency Risk Management Framework (RMF) initiative.
The ISSO will possess the ability to ensure the secure implementation of Commercial off-the-shelf and Government Furnished Equipment assets by applying Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) and other security baselines. The candidate will also be responsible for implementing system maintenance and security patches, conduct vulnerability scans, as well as respond to helpdesk tickets at the local site.
Bachelor's degree and 4+ years related experience in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field or a Master’s with 2+ years of related experience. (Additional relevant experience, training, and / or certification may be considered in lieu of degree.)
Candidates must have an active Secret clearance.
Security+ OR CySA+ certification.
Additional desired certifications include MCP OR Linux+ needed within 6 months of hire.
Strong experience with information security, supporting processes and procedures.
Experience with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM).
Build, configure and apply security baselines (e.g. STIG’s) to various technologies such as Windows and Linux.
Conduct weekly security audits on information systems and document anomalies.
Operate software programs such as Tenable Nessus and SCAP to detect information system misconfigurations and vulnerabilities.
Perform continuous monitoring security assessments and document compliance in accordance with NIST 800-53 requirements.
Perform and manage the security awareness training/ indoctrination process.
Detect cyber security incidents and escalate appropriately.
Respond and provide resolution to helpdesk and incident and tickets.
Conduct backups and restoration of information systems.
Meet project deadlines a requested by the ISSM.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Information Assurance
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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