Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (2228)

at SMX in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (2228)at SMX (

United States

SMX is seeking a Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). This is a senior-level position under the SMX Office of Strategy and Technology responsible for coordinating and implementing SMX’ enterprise information security strategy. This position will function as a liaison between SMX’ Strategy and Technology organization and SMX’ business support and customer delivery programs to assist in the implementation and oversight of SMX’ security policies, processes, technologies, and practices and will act on behalf of the CISO in his or her absence.

The ideal candidate for this role should have a strong background in information security, including experience with risk management, incident response, zero trust architecture, and security technologies. They should also have excellent communication and leadership skills, as well as the ability to build partnerships with stakeholders across the organization. This role will be remote and up to 20% travel may be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

+ Collaborate with the CISO to develop and implement information security policies, standards, and procedures.

+ Oversee the day-to-day operations of the information security program.

+ Conduct risk assessments and provide recommendations for mitigating potential threats.

+ Manage the incident response process, ensuring timely and effective resolution of security incidents.

+ Support and preparation for third party audits of SMX systems, services, and processes.

+ Develop and implement security awareness and training programs for employees.

+ Stay current with industry trends, technologies, and regulations and provide recommendations for improving the organization’s security posture.

+ Foster strong partnerships with business units, technology teams, and other stakeholders.

+ Manage security-related projects, including the implementation of security technologies.

+ Act as the backup to the CISO and represent the organization in security-related meetings and discussions.

+ Serve as Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) for SMX Enterprise IT and related systems.

+ Oversee SMX participation and contribution to Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Cybersecurity Portal (DIBnet)

+ Coordinate with SMX Safety, Security, and Facilities, and Human Resources to ensure proper physical and personnel security programs are properly implemented across all functional areas.

+ Provide reports and presentations to senior management on the state of the information security program.

Required Skills:

+ Clearance Required: Ability to obtain Secret

+ A Bachelor of Arts in an advanced area such as computer science or information security is preferred; 12+ years of experience in leu of degree will be considered.

+ Strong knowledge of the following security frameworks/standards is required:

+ ISO 27001

+ Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) / NIST 800-171 / NIST 800-172

+ AWS Well-Architected Framework Security Pillar

+ Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework Security Pillar

+ Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmarks for key systems

+ FedRAMP / NIST 800-53

+ DoD Impact Levels 2 through 6

+ Achievement of an industry standard certification such as CISSP, CISM, CISP, CISA, or Security+ is desired.

Some positions require US citizenship for work under DOD contract


Our tradition of delivering innovative, technical solutions dates back to 1995, however, you may know us better by one of our legacy company names: Trident Technologies, Smartronix, Datastrong or C2S Consulting Group. With the support of OceanSound Partners, our private equity investment sponsor, we began operating as one business starting in 2019 and became SMX in 2021. We operate in close proximity to our clients around the globe and have core locations in Alabama, California, DC Metro, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

Today, as SMX, we are one team and together empower government and commercial enterprises to become more effective, innovative, and resilient, no matter what challenges they face.

SMX is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability status, protected veteran status, race, color, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or genetic information. SMX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including disability and veterans.

Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.

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Job Posting: JC234415975

Posted On: Feb 15, 2023

Updated On: Aug 04, 2023

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