Abacus Technology

  • Information System Security Officer (ISSO)

    Job Locations US-VA-Hampton
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/9/2018 8:32 PM)
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  • Overview

    Abacus Technology is seeking an Information System Security Officer to ensure the operation, security and integrity of information systems including WAN/LAN and personal for the Headquarters – Air Combat Command (ACC) at Langley AFB.  This is a full-time position.


    Perform comprehensive network vulnerability audits and analysis for all devices including classified networks.  Perform analysis of vulnerability assessments, provide remediation recommendations, support creation of Plans of Action & Milestones (POA&Ms) and supply guidance and training when necessary to implement remediation solutions.  Perform comprehensive systems and security administration for antivirus, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), and FTP sites providing availability to IA scanning and remediation tools, local security implementation guides and vulnerability results.  Conduct system security reviews, documentation evaluations and audit analysis to ensure compliance with all AF cybersecurity policies and procedures including further guidance from applicable cybersecurity publications addressing Communications Security (COMSEC), Computer Security (COMPUSEC) and emissions security (TEMPEST).  Monitor, record, and report on the performance of information systems security initiatives.  Work with managers for each program, architecture and system to conduct consulting and ongoing monitoring helping to ensure that the IT systems comply with Federal requirements while minimizing risks associated with disruption of operations, unauthorized modification of data, destruction of computer resources and compromise or loss of information resources.  Provide the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) with technical contributions concerning the overall security plans to ensure the availability of critical resources and facilitate system availability in an emergency situation.  Oversee and direct the LAN Technicians associated with the daily operations support.  Support planning for future upgrades and improvements to the information systems to meet evolving organizational needs.  Develop/maintain an understanding of the mission needs and help identify the resources required to accomplish these goals.  Analyze the organization's current capabilities, available resources, facilities, funds, and technology base, and help determine whether they are sufficient to fulfill the mission.  Coordinate with government personnel to ensure all cybersecurity initiatives and issues are resolved in a timely manner.  Implement the policies of the cybersecurity program and assess the security posture regularly to ensure constant compliance with established security standards and requirements including periodic IT security training and awareness for government personnel.  Work closely with program personnel in the development of security policy; contingency plans and operations; incident response plans and operations; threat and vulnerability assessments; remediation efforts; configuration management plans; risk analyses; security training plans; system concept of operations; memorandums of agreement; and security test and evaluations.


    3+ years experience in network or system administration including at least 1 year of experience supporting systems running SuSE or Red Hat Linux.  Bachelor’s degree in a related field desired.  Must be Security+ and Linux certified.  Thorough experience in Windows and Linux system administration.  Able to provide technical and analytical support to assess capability requirements, associated capability gaps and risks, and facilitate fielding of capability solutions.  Significant experience in vulnerability scanning and analysis, including the use of automated tools and vulnerability management systems.  Knowledge of intrusion prevention and network access control tools/systems.  Understanding of system audit principles and security risk assessment.  Must have a solid understanding of network infrastructure and mission assurance.  Familiar with Federal government and DOD standards for IA/security including DIACAP, FISMA, NIST, and OMB.  Must be customer service oriented and able to demonstrate strong communication skills and problem-solving abilities.  Able to conduct research into hardware and software issues and products as required.  Must be a US citizen and hold a current Top Secret clearance.


    Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.




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