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Chief Information Security Officer - *Active Secret Clearance REQUIRED* - 27624 in Fairfax, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 2/15/2019

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Job Description


*Active Secret Clearance REQUIRED*

Alion is looking for a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).  The CISO is responsible for the IT security strategy, IT security program & architecture deployment and security operations for the enterprise.  In addition, the CISO has responsibility for all data/information security policies, standards, evaluations, roles, and enforcement of these items.

The CISO will provide cybersecurity internal governance and assurance; develops and implements strategy, policy and standards; develops and implements cybersecurity interventions/responses to external events; Represents Alion externally to U.S. Government and industry on issues related to cybersecurity strategy, policy and assurance.

The CISO will evaluate and analyze cyber security and insider threats across the business and oversee all mitigation and defense postures against these threats.  The CISO may interact with the business groups, programs and campaigns. Provide reporting on cybersecurity matters and related performance to corporate leadership and appropriate government agencies as required.

The CISO will represent the Company at both US Government-level and across the Defense Sector through participating and leading relevant Industry, trade association and customer cybersecurity forums. Effectively implement corporate cybersecurity strategy and deploy throughout Alion.  Manager of complex security related implementation, and responsible for oversight of team and budget. Manage cybersecurity annual budget, and personnel charging against that budget to meet corporate objectives.

Ability to influence business group’s cybersecurity priorities and assess their compliance of corporate and US Government regulatory standards; analyze the results and identify corrections for line leaders to enact in timely manner even though competing with other business activity.

The position reports directly to the Chief Information Officer. 


  • Bachelor degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Management of Information Systems, or related field required. Masters preferred.

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in a combination of risk management, information security and information technology fields. At least 4 years of experience in a leadership role. Employment history must demonstrate increasing levels of responsibility.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate security and risk-related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences.

  • Proven track record and experience in developing information security policies and procedures  day to day IT security operational responsibilities, as well as successfully executing programs that meet the objectives of the CISO program(s)

  • Poise and ability to act calmly and competently in high-pressure, high-stress situations.

  • Robust Knowledge and demonstrated experience of relevant legal and regulatory requirements, such as, DFARS/NIST, SOC-1, Privacy & Security and other regulations and guidelines.

  • Experience in dealing with internal / external auditors and senior company management.

  • Demonstrated capabilities in leadership, innovation, problem solving, influencing, organizing and relationship building.

  • Assess the most cost effective and technically sufficient cybersecurity solutions among competing options that mitigate key corporate risks.

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with all levels of staff.

*Active Secret Clearance REQUIRED*

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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