Watermark Risk Management International, LLC Information Systems Security Manager I (ISSM) in Hanscom, Massachusetts
Come make your mark with Watermark! We’re a rapidly growing Service- Disabled, Veteran- Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) specializing in risk management and security. Founded by USAF Veterans in 2007, we’re intimately familiar with DOD security programs and mission requirements. Along with our core values of innovation, effective communication, integrity and work/life balance, our employees are the key to our success.
At Watermark, our people come first. We offer comprehensive benefits to address our employees’ physical, mental, emotional, and financial well-being. This includes 100% employer- paid medical insurance, ample paid leave, a free employee assistance program, and a competitive 401k savings plan. Additionally, to protect our workforce against COVID-19 and its variants, and in compliance with Executive Order 14042, Watermark will require all current and new employees will be fully vaccinated from COVID-19, unless eligible for a religious or disability accommodation.
Watermark Risk Management International has an exciting opportunity for a talented Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) I to join our team.
The ISSM’s primary function serves as a principal advisor on all matters, technical and otherwise, involving the security of information systems under their purview. Primary support will be working within Special Access Programs (SAPs) supporting Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, such as HQ Air Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Military Compartment efforts. The position will provide “day-to-day” support for Collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP) activities.
In this role you will…
Perform oversight of the development, implementation and evaluation of information system security program policy; special emphasis placed upon integration of existing SAP network infrastructures
Develop and oversee operational information systems security implementation policy and guidelines of network security, based upon the Risk Management Framework (RMF) with emphasize on Joint Special Access Program Implementation Guide (JSIG) authorization process
Advise customer on Risk Management Framework (RMF) assessment and authorization issues
Perform risk assessments and make recommendations to DoD agency customers
Advise government program managers on security testing methodologies and processes
Evaluate authorization documentation and provide written recommendations for authorization to government PMs
Develop and maintain a formal Information Systems Security Program
Ensure that all IAOs, network administrators, and other cyber security personnel receive the necessary technical and security training to carry out their duties
Develop, review, endorse, and recommend action by the AO or DAO of system assessment documentation
Ensure approved procedures are in place for clearing, sanitizing, and destroying various types of hardware and media
Develop and execute security assessment plans that include verification that the features and assurances required for each protection level functioning
Maintain a and/or applicable repository for all system authorization documentation and modifications
Institute and implement a Configuration Control Board (CCB) charter
Develop policies and procedures for responding to security incidents, to include investigating and reporting security violations and incidents
Ensure proper protection or corrective measures have been taken when an incident or vulnerability has been discovered within a system
Ensure that data ownership and responsibilities are established for each authorization boundary, to include accountability, access rights, and special handling requirements
Ensure development and implementation of an information security education, training, and awareness program, to include attending, monitoring, and presenting local cyber security training.
Evaluate threats and vulnerabilities to ascertain whether additional safeguards are needed
Assess changes in the system, its environment, and operational needs that could affect the authorization
Ensure that authorization is accomplished a valid Authorization determination has been given for all authorization boundaries under your purview
Review AIS assessment plans
Coordinate with PSO or cognizant security official on approval of external information systems (e.g., guest systems, interconnected system with another organization)
Conduct periodic assessments of the security posture of the authorization boundaries
Ensure configuration management (CM) for security-relevant changes to software, hardware, and firmware and that they are properly documented
Ensure periodic testing is conducted to evaluate the security posture of IS by employing various intrusion/attack detection and monitoring tools (shared responsibility with ISSOs)
Ensure that system recovery and reconstitution processes developed and monitored to ensure that the authorization boundary can be recovered based on its availability level determination
Ensure all authorization documentation is current and accessible to properly authorized individuals
Ensure that system security requirements are addressed during all phases of the system life cycle
Develop Assured File Transfers (AFT) on accordance with the JSIG
Participate in self-inspections
Conduct the duties of the Information System Security Officer (ISSO) if one is not present and/or available
5 - 7 years related experience
Prior performance in roles such as ISSO or ISSM
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (4 years)
Must meet position and certification requirements outlined in DoD Directive 8570.01-M for Information Assurance Technician Level II or Information Assurance Manager Level I within 6 months of the date of hire.
Security Clearance Requirements:
Current Top Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility
Eligibility for access to Special Access Program Information
Willingness to submit to a Counterintelligence polygraph
Must having working knowledge of DoD, National and applicable service and agency security policy, manuals and standards.
Must be able to regularly lift up-to 50lbs
Watermark Risk Management International, LLC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.
In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, effective December 8, 2021 all current and new Watermark employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit documentation of proof of vaccination before starting employment, unless the employee is eligible for a religious or disability accommodation.
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