Information Systems Security Officers

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryLaurel, MD
Paid Internship

a month ago


Job Title

Information System Security Officer (ISSO)

Job Location

Laurel, MD - 20723

Job Overview

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is seeking an Information System Security Officer (ISSO) to join their team. As an ISSO, you will be responsible for ensuring the appropriate operational security posture is maintained for an information system. You will work closely with the ISSM, Program Security Representative, and Program Manager to support Sponsor/Program needs.


  • Create and Maintain Documentation
  • System Development Support
  • Continuous Monitoring
  • Incident Response
  • Configuration Management


To be considered for this role, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Possess a BS degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity related field or equivalent experience.
  • Have proven Assessment and Authorization experience working with the Risk Management Framework (RMF), NISPOM, or JSIG.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years experience solving information technology problems and working in a classified computer facility in information, intelligence, or security areas.
  • Have a deep understanding of computer operating systems, hardware, and software.
  • Can demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with managers and technical staff.
  • Possess a current DoD 8570 certification (Security+, CISSP, etc.), or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment required.
  • Hold an active Top Secret security clearance and are able to acquire a TS/SCI+poly clearance. Current SSBI required. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
  • Have experience working in or directly supporting the Department of Defense or other U.S. government entities desired.
  • Have some Linux computer experience.
  • Have experience with VMware or other virtualization software.
  • Have some practical experience with programming / scripting languages.
  • Have a working familiarity with Director of Central Intelligence Directives (DCID) or Intelligence Community Directives (ICD) security requirements.
  • Have proven excellent oral and written communication skills and the understanding of customer focus.

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  • Computer Science23%

  • Management Science12%

  • Computer And Information Systems Security Information Assurance8%

  • Computer Engineering6%

  • Cyber Computer Forensics And Counterterrorism5%

  • 113 other majors45%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

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  • PwC
  • Accenture
  • Deloitte
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Average internship hourly pay

For Mideast region

Education Management

Typical pay range:

$18.63 - $23.95

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Laurel, MD | $5,379/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,303

  • Miscellaneous$983

  • Food$499

  • Utilities$302

  • Transportation$292


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