Junior Information Security Professional
LightFeather.io, LLC is hiring Entry Level II Junior ISSO to work on our team supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This is a long-term project located in Washington DC. In this position, you will work in a collaborative environment an integrated team consisting of resources from DHS, LightFeather and others.
All candidates must demonstrate a high degree of initiative, passion for innovation, a solid understanding of information security, and a willingness to work in a highly collaborative security culture. If accepted for a position with LightFeather.io, LLC, you will be joining a team that embraces agile security methodologies with an emphasis on automation, continuous monitoring and innovative security.
This position requires US Citizenship.
- Work closely with an onsite Team Lead to perform independent compliance reviews, tracking, and continuous monitoring of newly submitted C&A packages
- Assist with the Lifecycle Security Authorization (SA) process and developing a Systems Security Plan (SSP)
- Monitor and track projects in the S&A test queue
- Maintain a document repository where SA project documentation is stored
- Work closely with system/application developers to identify the appropriate certification/approval processes and authorities
- Record/register actions concerning project approvals to operate in the SA database
- Read and analyze SSPs with minimal assistance, and develop understanding of systems and applications into security test plans
- Coordinate SA actions and system testing with appropriate security personnel
- Develop Risk Assessment (RA) Reports
- Assemble and submit SA packages to Principal Accreditation Authority/Designated Accreditation Authority (DAA)
- Review Information Assurance (IA) Compliance Validation Tests and Reports
- Prepare Vulnerability Remediation Plans
- Act as C&A project register, managing the C&A registration process
- Minimum of one verifiable security certification (e.g.,Security+, CISSP CISM, etc.)
- Active Secret level security clearance
- 0-3 years of experience in information security, with a concentration on SA as it applies to the US Government.
- Knowledge of the federal security authorization (formerly known as Certification and Accreditation or C&A) process to include key activities and milestones required throughout each phase of the security authorization lifecycle.
- Experience with the NIST/FISMA regulatory and compliance environment.
- Highly-motivated, fast-learner who thrives in a fast paced environment.
- Be able to communicate effectively through written and verbal means to co-workers and senior leadership.
- Be able to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously; coordinating and ensuring scheduled goals are met.
- Be able to work well with collateral engineers, analysts, and managers on related programs.
- Possess or be able to obtain a US Government security clearance.