Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Headquarters, Enterprise Security Operations Center is a US Government program responsible to prevent, identify, contain and eradicate cyber threats to DHS HQ networks through monitoring, intrusion detection and protective security services to CBP information systems including local area networks/wide area networks (LAN/WAN), commercial Internet connection, public facing websites, wireless, mobile/cellular, cloud, security devices, servers and workstations.
Leidos DHS HQ ESOC Program has a current need for Information Systems Security Officers (ISSO) who will manage the overall security related policies, procedures, laws and regulations; create, document and implement various security plans and compliance documents to enforce Information Assurance principles.
Develop, maintain and manage Security Authorization and Assessment packages that include System Security Plans (SSP), Contingency Plans (CP), POA&Ms, and other relevant security documentation for existing and new systems
Conduct both technical and non-technical internal audits and testing to validate system and operational requirements compliance
Use workflows to develop security artifacts
Document, organize and implement security control requirements
Identify current and new risks
Prepare vulnerability test plans and coordinate the testing and result procedures
Assess customer based solutions and provide recommendations for any improvements to current security posture
Ability to review and write security related policies and procedures
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree coupled with 12+ years’ experience in the Information Technology arena or Master’s Degree with 10+ years of relevant experience.
Must be able to obtain a DHS EOD
Minimum of 5 years of experience as an ISSO supporting major federal information systems/applications
Knowledge with auditing security controls and financial processes
Superior writing, communication and critical analysis skills
Deep understanding of Information Assurance, Information Technology and Information Management concepts, processes and procedures
ISC2 Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) or ISC2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification or CompTIA Certified Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)
Advanced Experience/Knowledge with the following:
NIST SP 800-37 Risk Management Framework security assessment and authorization (A&A) processes
NIST 800-53 security controls and required documentation
Security controls (i.e. NIST SP 800-53, FISCAM, etc.) assessments in support of FISMA, A-123 and annual self-assessment initiatives
Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) for authorization of cloud services
Enterprise Logging System to conduct regular reviews of audit logs (operating system, application, database, etc.) for security anomalies and compliance with applicable policies and procedures
POA&M Management and Risk Management Framework (RMF)
Reviewing operating system, application, and database security baseline configuration documentation to ensure compliance with agency hardening guidelines
Reviewing proposed change requests related to system design / configuration and performing a security impact analysis to provide approval or denial recommendations
Reviewing vulnerability scan results
ISC2 Certified Cloud Security Professional certification (CCSP)
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
External Referral Bonus $:5000
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Security Architecture and Engineering
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 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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