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Information System Security Manager (ISSM) at Harris in Rochester, NY

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Job Title – Information System Security Manager (ISSM)

Job Location – Rochester, NY

Job Code – CS20170504-18209



Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic Systems. Learn more at harris.com.


Job Description: 


The Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) is responsible for maintaining and enforcing all Information System Security policies, standards, and directives to ensure accreditation and certification of information systems processing U.S. government classified information. The position requires in-depth working knowledge of and experience with multiple government directives, i.e. NISPOM Chapter 8, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF), and comparable industry standards.


Job responsibilities include:

  • Establishes, documents, implements, and monitors the IS Security Program and related procedures for the facility and ensures facility compliance with requirements for IS
  • Authors and maintains documentation supporting the Assessment & Authorization (A&A) of assigned systems in accordance with the Risk Management Framework (RMF) under the JSIG and NISPOM; performing security control assessments as part of the systems’ Continuous Monitoring Plan
  • Oversees configuration management of assigned systems; works with IT organization to develop device and system hardening guides following DISA and NIST guidelines; auditing systems to ensure security posture integrity
  • Conducts periodic hardware/software inventory assessments
  • Identifies system security controls shortcomings and developing POA&Ms
  • Serves as lead for remediating control deficiencies
  • Conducts, documents and reports annual self-assessments
  • Maintains operational information security posture for a system, program, or enclave; investigating security incidents such as data spills, data integrity and malicious events; authoring and delivering security education training to range of audience levels. Supervisory responsibilities for assigned Information System Security Officers (ISSOs)
  • Ensures the development of facility procedures to:
    • Govern marking, handling, controlling, removing, transporting, sanitizing, reusing, and destroying media and equipment containing or exposed to classified information
    • Properly implement vendor supplied authentication features or security-relevant features
    • Report IS security incidents to DSS and ensures proper protection or corrective measures have been taken when an incident/vulnerability has been discovered
    • Require that each IS user sign an acknowledgment of responsibility for the security of the IS
    • Implement security features for the detection of malicious code, viruses, and intruders (hackers), as appropriate




  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline with 10 years’ experience
  • CISSP, CISM, or GSLC certification required (DoDI 8570.01 IAM III)
  • Active DoD TOP Secret security clearance
  • 6+ years’ experience as an ISSO overseeing or managing cybersecurity on classified systems under JSIG, NISPOM Ch8, ICD 503, and/or NIST 800-53
  • 6+ years’ experience developing, managing, providing evidence to close POA&Ms associated with the A&A and project management processes
  • 6+ years’ experience with Cisco equipment and Microsoft operating systems
  • 6+ years’ experience interpreting vulnerability scanning results (preferably Nessus or Tenable Security Center)
  • 6+ years’ experience reviewing workstation, server, firewall, & IPS logs


Preferred Additional Skills: 

  • Exceptional verbal, written, interpersonal and presentation skills, customer relationship building skills, analytical skills and ability to lead/mentor teammates
  • Experience leading ISSOs and small teams
  • Experience with Linux is a plus
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules, and priorities
  • Previous experience with DSS C&A process
  • High level of personal motivation and initiative to learn and acquire new skills
  • Able to work individually as well as part of a team
  • Excellent time management skills


Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one.  Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens.  In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


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.

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