FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS CONCERNING:
INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY MANAGER /
OFFICER (ISSM / ISSO)
What Is The Responsibility Of
An ISSM / ISSO?
One of the primary functions of the United States Government is to
protect its citizens. A strong national defense and effective
security programs are vital components, which provide for this
protection. As an ISSM / ISSO you will have an awesome
responsibility to protect the classified and sensitive information
entrusted to your agency or organization by the U.S. Government.
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What Is A Typical
ISSM's and ISSO's with responsibility and accountability of day-day Security
Operations and/or other
functional areas to include but not limited to:
Develop, Implement and Manage
a formal Information Security / Information Systems Security Program.
Develop an Information
Systems Security, Education, Training, and Awareness Program (SETA).
Develop, Implement and Enforce Information Security Policies
- Review and Oversee all Information Systems
Security Plans / SSPS (Certification/Accreditation).
- Ensure ISSO's follow established Information
Security Policies and Procedures.
- Ensure all ISSO's and Security Personnel receive the required
- Manage and Coordinate Information Security Inspections and
- Ensure proper Protection and / or Corrective Measures have
been taken when an Incident or Vulnerability has been discovered.
- Perform Risk Assessments.
Are There Demands For
Individuals Trained As An ISSM / ISSO?
Yes. The Department of Defense, CIA, DIA, NSA and many other
Intelligence Agencies and Federal Agencies are hiring individuals
with the proper security clearances for these positions. If you have
already possess a U.S. Government security clearance, you already
have foot in the door. We will provide you with the necessary
training to become a ISSM / ISSO.
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What Compensation Can I Receive As A Trained
ISSM / ISSO?
You may earn between $90K-$125K. Salaries may depend on many factors
such as; Years of Experience in Information Security or Computers,
Having a Degree, Having a CISSP Certification, Having Specialized
Training and Having a Security Clearance.
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What Types Of Classified Data / Information Systems Can I Be
Expected To Protect?
National Security Systems Contain Classified Information.
Involves intelligence activities.
Involves cryptographic activities
related to national security.
Involves command and control of
Involves equipment that is an
integral part of a weapon or weapons systems.
Is critical to the direct
fulfillment of military or intelligence missions (not including routine
administrative and business applications).
Information May Not Be Considered For Classification Unless It
Military plans, weapons systems,
Foreign government information.
Intelligence activities (including
special activities), intelligence sources or methods, or
Foreign relations or foreign
activities of the United States, including confidential sources.
Scientific, technological, or
economic matters relating to the national security.
United States Government programs
for safeguarding nuclear materials.
Vulnerabilities or capabilities of
systems, installations, projects or plans relating to the
The above classification categories were extracted from Executive Order 12958 on
Classified National Security Information.
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