Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

  • Harris Corporation
  • Columbia, MD, USA
  • Nov 07, 2018
Full-time Computer Science Data Security Information Security Information Systems (IS) Network Security Security Clearance

Job Description

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator that creates mission-critical solutions that connect, inform and protect the world. The company’s advanced technology provides information and insight to customers operating in demanding environments from ocean to orbit and everywhere in between. Harris has approximately $8 billion in annualized revenue and supports customers in 125 countries through four customer-focused business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems, and Critical Networks.


The ISSO will provide support to the ISSM for maintaining the appropriate security posture of systems in accordance with NISPOM Chapter 8 and/or JAFAN 6/3 /JSIG. The ISSO assists with the management of security aspects of the information system and works closely with the system administrator to support day-to-day security operations of the system. The ISSO will perform crucial weekly audit log reviews (standard operating system event viewers), backup operations (Symantec/Veritas Backup Exec), and anti-virus definition (Symantec Endpoint Protection/Manager) updates.

The ISSO provides support to the customer on matters involving the security of the information system and assists in maintenance to ensure the system accreditation is maintained. This includes developing and updating the system security plan, as well as managing and controlling changes to the system and assessing the security impact of those changes.

The ISSO also provides support to plan, coordinate, and implement IT security programs and policies and provides configuration management for security-relevant information system software, hardware, and firmware. The ISSO will assist the ISSM with the continuous monitoring of accredited systems. 


  • Experience with NISPOM Chapter 8 and/or JAFAN 6/3 /JSIG  
  • Familiarity with multiple intel community and DSS system accreditation procedures
  • Produce security artifacts as required (SSP, POAMs, etc.)
  • Communicate with teammates and customer personnel
  • Experience hardening operating systems
  • Experience with vulnerability and compliance scanning tools (WASSP, Nessus, SCAP, etc.)
  • Experience implementing and monitoring with the Risk Management Framework (RMF)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field and at least 4 years of applicable experience.
  • US Citizen with an active Top Secret clearance
  • DOD 8570 compliant IAT Level 1, possess at least a A+ CE, CCNA-Security, Network+ CE or SCP

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Advanced security certifications (CISSP, Security+, etc.)
  • Strong investigative drive
  • XACTA experience
  • Self-motivated individuals
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Understanding of system vulnerabilities and exploitation
  • Understanding of vulnerability mitigation

This position requires the candidate to already possess and maintain an active TS clearance.  Successful candidate must meet stringent customer driven security screening requirements.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that Harris Corporation may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

 Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

“Candidates will support Environment, Health and Safety by fulfilling the Harris EHS Policy, complying with Harris EHS programs and applicable regulations, and striving for continual EHS improvement.”

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