Paragon Technology Group

  • ISSO Senior

    Job Location US-VA-Falls Church
  • Overview

    Paragon Technology Group, Inc. is a leading provider of strategic technology solutions to the public sector. Founded in 1997, Paragon has been recognized as one of the top 50 fastest growing companies in the Washington, D.C., Metro area. Paragon delivers an extensive suite of IT services across the public sector and is renowned for delivering technical excellence in every client engagement.


    We are currently conducting a search for a Senior ISSO to support the Cyber Security program (Risk Management Office) at the United States Postal Service. The candidate will have expertise in system certification & accreditation (C&A) processes; information assurance (IA) processes; achieving system ATOs, and continuous monitoring.


    • Works closely with Account Security Officer (ASO) and Segment Security Officers (SSO) to ensure operational security measures are implemented.
    • Assesses and mitigates system security risks; determines and analyzes security requirements for implementation and testing.
    • Reviews and continuously monitors implemented security controls.
    • Creates and maintains security checklists, templates and other tools to aid in the A&A process.
    • Performs security control assessment using NIST 800-53A guidance and as per continuous monitoring requirements.
    • Performs risk analyses to determine and recommends essential safeguards.
    • Proactively mitigates system vulnerabilities and recommends compensating controls.
    • Prepares security authorization packages in accordance with the client contractual requirements.
    • Develops core documents such as System Security Plan, Contingency Plan, Incident Response Plan, Standard Operating Procedures, Plan of Actions and Milestones, Remediation Plans, Configuration Management Plan, etc.
    • Maintains client-specific Plan of Action and Milestones and supports remediation activities.
    • Maintains an inventory of hardware and software for the information system.
    • Develops, tests and trains on Contingency and Incident Response planning.
    • Conducts independent scans of application, network and database and utilizes Managed Security Services Vulnerability Assessment Team (VAT) support as applicable.


    • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or a relevant Cybersecurity field, and 10+ years of overall experience.
    • 10+ years of experience working as an information assurance analyst for an Information Technology, Information Assurance, or Information Management Program.
    • The candidate will hold strong skills in cyber risk management planning including reporting and tracking.
    • Strong knowledge of cyber security, information security and knowledge of network components is required.
    • Must have strong communication skills, both oral and written, with excellent interpersonal, team and organization skills.
    • Must have strong knowledge of MS Office products to include PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    • A self-starter with proven abilities to collaborate and gather information from multiple teams.
    • Certification in one or more of; Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), CompTIA Security+, CPTE - Certified Penetration Testing Engineer, CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker, or Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
    • Demonstrable experience with Security Operation tools inclusive of products from SPLUNK, FireEye, Looking Glass, Intel, Endgame, StealthWatch, RSA, and Tanium
    • Must be able to obtain a Government Sensitive Clearance (US Citizenship or Permanent Residence/Green Card status required). Must not have travelled outside of the US for a combined period of 6 months (or longer) within the last 5 years.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of the Resilience Management Model (CERT-RMM)

    Paragon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law.


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