Cyber Security Specialist / ISSM

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Security, Director, Systems, Risk Management, IT, CISSP
Full Time

Job Description

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.


The Aerospace Corporation Collateral Information Security Department (CISD) in El Segundo, California is responsible for ensuring the security posture of our Collateral information systems. This department creates, implements and disseminates policies and procedures that govern all aspects of Collateral information systems operation. The Information Assurance Specialist IV is responsible for assisting the CISD Director with the oversight of all Collateral Information Systems compliance related responsibilities and with the training and development of Information Assurance Specialists performing the Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) role for CISD.

Key Functions
  • Coordinating with all stake holders throughout initial concept, implementation, authorization, operation, maintenance and disestablishment of classified information systems
  • Ensuring and facilitating consistent communication with Aerospace and Government customers maintaining situational awareness of all compliance activities and government requirements
  • Establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continuously monitoring the overall security compliance posture of classified information systems under the Risk Management Framework
  • Creating and maintaining Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) records for all Collateral information systems
  • Ensuring policies and procedures are continuously monitored for needed improvements
  • Ensuring all personnel are properly authorized and trained prior to being given access to classified systems and continuously monitoring industry best practices for new training
  • Conducting periodic self-inspections and risk and vulnerability assessments
  • Overseeing the training of Privileged and General users and mentoring ISSO's
  • Attaining and maintaining Collateral systems Assessment & Authorizations to Operate (ATO's)
  • Leading the classified incident handling process and overseeing the reporting and investigation of all information system security related incidents
  • Leading of the Configuration Control Board through evaluating and/or approving any hardware or software changes to approved system baselines
  • Conducting auditing review and analysis of secure IT assets
  • Ensuring the protection of intellectual property, both classified and unclassified belonging or charged to the Aerospace corporation at all locations and protects the lives and property of employees and visitors against criminal activities, disasters or emergencies
  • Engaging and coordinating across the Aerospace enterprise as required to achieve and maintain compliance oversight


  • Have and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • Typically 10 or more years' experience with the implementation and sustainment of cybersecurity best practices, standards, requirements, processes and methodologies
  • Have a thorough understanding of Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency (DCSA) Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM) or equivalent Risk Management Framework (RMF) Assessment and Authorization life cycle of classified information systems
  • Have and maintain a DoD 8570 Level III IAM certification (CISSP or CISM or GSLC)
  • Working knowledge of DCSA Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) database
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the US Government, DoD, other governmental agencies, contractors and all levels of customers and corporate staff
  • Ability to multitask efficiently managing time and requiring minimal supervision

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Advanced knowledge in the concepts and use of DCSA eMASS database
  • Ability to conduct evaluation and analysis of software/hardware intended for use on the secured IT assets
  • Be detail oriented, able to prioritize tasks / projects and possess strong organizational skills
  • Possess excellent writing, speaking, analytical, project management, organizational, and customer service skills
  • Have demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational needs
  • Have a thorough understanding of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)
  • Have experience in the implementation and oversight of a continuous monitoring program
  • Proficient in Assured File Transfer (AFT) processes and tools

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:
  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family
  • Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)
  • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, regardless of whether you contribute
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone ator by email at . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Company Information

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?

Dice Id : 90970895
Position Id : R001358
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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