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CACI International Cyber Security Specialist (ISSO) in Ashburn, Virginia

Cyber Security Specialist (ISSO)

Job Category: Information Technology

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: None

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Local

General Description

What you’ll get to do:

The Cybersecurity Specialist with both strong cybersecurity and network security delivery skills will need to have a deep technical understanding of Cybersecurity practices, delivering secure and reliable hardware and software solutions in short sprints. They will work as an integral part of a highly productive team of seasoned technical professionals who thrive on supporting our customer's mission and growth objectives– responsible for designing, developing, leading, and implementing secure application and infrastructure capabilities for a variety of legacy and modernized systems and applications.

They will work in close collaboration with software developers/engineers, quality assurance engineers, stakeholders, and end users within Agile Engineering processes. They must have a working knowledge of enterprise class information assurance requirements and network security and survivability.

They will also be responsible for supporting development of a spectrum of engineering artifacts that adequately, but succinctly captures system security requirements, application and network security design, and network security architecture. This position is responsible for ensuring that all assigned work activities are performed in a timely, secure, compliant and cost-effective manner while maintaining the highest quality of performance.

What you’ll get to do:

Serve as a Cybersecurity Team member responsible for the Information Assurance and Security of application, database, and enterprise network services. Responsible for activities associated with delivery of Cybersecurity policy implementation and network solutions associated with customer-defined systems and software projects; basic responsibilities include:

  • Implement Cybersecurity Program strategy

  • Apply information security in accordance with National/DHS/CBP directives security policy including, but not limited to, NIST SP 800-30, NIST 800-37, NIST 800-53a, NIST SP 800-61, NIST 800-171, DHS 4300A, CBP Handbook 1400-05D

  • Assess entire system lifecycle requirements and network security impacts

  • Support creation of, and ensure approval for, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Risk Management Framework (RMF) Assess and Authorize (A&A) Process for development and sustainment projects

  • Support program and customer management, and government Authorizing Official (AO) for all information security status, policies, and procedures

  • Document DHS RMF Security Implementation Plan artifacts. Coordinate and assist development team with application artifact documentation

  • Assist government personnel in preparing and presenting Information Assurance Compliance System (IACS) packages to the Control Assessor (SCA) Assess and analyze the current threat environment

  • Enhance – Implement Cybersecurity vulnerability/A&A hardening testing

  • Optimize – Cybersecurity development environment certification

  • Architect & Engineer security – develop security goals, capabilities, controls, and architecture

  • Design & Implement security – vulnerability management, build security into development

  • Integrate & Test Security – test patches and settings, document A&A artifacts

  • Validate & Verify security – validate patch status and software control status

  • Implement security – apply patches and security settings, performance incident handling and remediation

  • Maintain security posture – audit security settings, track security training, monitor threats, track reaccreditation

  • Enable assurance for information security during all phases of agile software development and deployment

  • Continuously evaluate and recommend innovative proven best business practices and tools to enhance defense-in-depth

  • Identify, assess, and recommend zero-day cyber threat remediation

  • Address Cybersecurity issues to help maintain Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP)

  • Perform information security vulnerability testing and mitigate any nonconformance

  • Supports reviews and audits of continuous system monitoring and contingency planning. Updates associated documentation as needed

  • Create and manage Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M)

  • Implement and validate Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) requirements for all development and implementation projects

  • Understand and assist developers with static code analysis processes

  • Report and help investigate security-related incidents and security violations as requested by the Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC)

  • Monitor and inspect for approved software usage and implementation of approved antivirus and other security related software

  • Develop and maintain security training programs are developed and maintained

You Will Bring These Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to pass CBP background investigation, criteria will include:

  • 3-year check for felony convictions

  • 1-year check for illegal drug use

  • 1-year check for misconduct such as theft or fraud

  • College degree (B.S., M.S.) in Information Assurance, Computer Science, Information Management Systems or a related discipline or equivalent experience.

  • Certifications: minimum Security+ CE or equivalent, CISSP or CASP preferred

  • Demonstrated knowledge DHS 4300A, “Sensitive Systems Handbook”, and CBP Handbook 1400-05D, “Information Systems Security Policies and Procedures Handbook”

  • Demonstrated knowledge of NIST Information Technology Security Special Publications (SP) 800 series, with emphasis on NIST SP 800-37, “Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems” and NIST SP 800-53A, “Guide for Assessing the Security Controls in Federal Information Systems”

  • Professional Experience: 7 years related technical experience

  • Working knowledge of and ability to assist others in the use of information security provisioning and monitoring tools to support process improvement

  • Working knowledge of Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) reporting requirements and processes

  • Ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts, and contribute to the development of innovative IA principles and ideas

  • Experience working on unusually complicated problems and providing solutions that are highly creative and ingenious, exhibiting ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness

  • Experience with continuous integration tools and environments

  • Experience with scripting languages like Perl, VBScript, Ruby, etc.

  • Experience with Computer Network Defense (CND) processes, procedures, and tools

  • Acting independently to expose and resolve problems

  • Demonstrated experience with HP Fortify Software Security Center

  • Demonstrated experience with Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)/Tenable Nessus Vulnerability Scanner

  • Demonstrated experience with DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) implementation and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) tool usage

  • Demonstrated familiarity and experience with Firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems, WebGateways, and/or enterprise Antivirus software technologies

  • Demonstrated experience using IACS

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and manage risk

  • Understanding all elements of the DHS and CBP Cybersecurity policies and requirement

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong collaboration skills and desire to work within a team

  • Highly responsible, team-oriented individual with very strong communication skills and work ethic; self-starter

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 60 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview:

CACI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic.

Pay Range : There are a host of factors that can influence final salary including, but not limited to, geographic location, Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant prior work experience, specific skills and competencies, education, and certifications. Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives. We offer competitive compensation, benefits and learning and development opportunities. Our broad and competitive mix of benefits options is designed to support and protect employees and their families. At CACI, you will receive comprehensive benefits such as; healthcare, wellness, financial, retirement, family support, continuing education, and time off benefits. Learn more here (

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