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Position ISSO  
About the Organization At Torch.AI, we are passionate about building software that solves some of the world's most challenging problems. Our artificial intelligence is disrupting the infrastructure software market. Our company is changing the world. On the leading edge for AI for National Security clients and beyond, we partner with some of the most influential organizations to transform how they define success using data and technology. Our platform has been used to enhance top-secret clearances, stop fraud on a massive scale, discover new trends, gain an edge in financial markets, and beyond. If answering these types of challenges excites you, we would love for you to join.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

The Role

Responsible for the design, coordination, implementation, monitoring and compliance of information systems security as required for the safeguarding, handling, and controlling of classified information. Works directly with keyTorch.AI stakeholders to ensure that NISPOM, NIST, CMMC, and RMF are in good standing with the respective cognizant government agencies and offices.


  • Responsible for implementing information systems (IS) security program and policies, as required for the safeguarding, handling, and controlling of Classified and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) of a USG program.
  • Develop and maintain a formal IS security program and policies for their assigned area of responsibility.
  • Provide technical and procedural IS Security advice to stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement an effective IS security education, training, and awareness program.
  • Responsible for systems security, testing and system accreditation activities.
  • Working knowledge of NISPOM, NIST 800-53, 800-171, CMMC, ICD 503, and RMF is required.
  • Ensure System Administrators (SA) monitor all available resources that provide warnings of system vulnerabilities or ongoing attacks.
  • Responsible for maintaining a repository of all security authorizations for IS.
  • Coordinate IS security self-inspections, tests, and reviews.
  • Ensure proper measures are taken when an IS incident or vulnerability is discovered.
  • Ensure data ownership and responsibilities are established for each IS process, and specific requirements (to include accountability, access, and special handling requirements are enforced.
  • Oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of the information system program for management, information system personnel, users, and others as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with the insider threat senior program official so insider threat awareness is addressed in the information system security program.
  • Develop, document, and monitor compliance of the information system security program in accordance with CSA-provided guidelines for management, operational, and technical controls.
  • Verify self-inspections are conducted at least every 12 months on information systems that process classified information (if any), and that corrective actions are taken for all identified findings.
  • Certify to the Cognizant Security Agency (CSA) in writing that the systems security plan (SSP) is implemented for each authorized information systems, specified in the SSP; the specified security controls are in place and properly tested; and the information system continues to function as described in the SSP.
  • Brief users on their responsibilities regarding information system security and verify that personnel are trained on the security restrictions and safeguards of the information system prior to access to an authorized information system.
  • Develop and maintain security documentation of the security authorization request to the CSA.
  • E.g., SSPs.
  • Security assessment reports.
  • Plans of actions and milestones.
  • Risk assessments.
  • Authorization decision letters.
  • Contingency plans.
  • Configuration management plans.
  • Security configuration checklists.
  • System interconnection agreements

  • Ensure continuous monitoring strategies and verify corrective actions
  • Conduct self-inspections and verify corrective actions

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (desired) with a minimum of 7 years relevant work experience which will include ISSO or ISSM experience specifically within US Government contractors.
  • DoD 8570 IAM Level II or III certifications (CISSP, CISM, CAP, CASP+, etc.).
  • Active/in-scope TS with SCI eligibility preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft operating systems such as Win 10, Microsoft Azure, Azure Monitor.
  • Working knowledge of Cloud Computing networks and communication equipment, protocols, and troubleshooting tools.
  • Strong understanding of the ISSM and System Administrator roles and the “separation of duties” concept.
  • Experience working on FOUO/CUI/PII processing systems and handling the same material.
  • Experience with Host Based Security Systems (HBSS).
  • Experience reviewing vulnerability scans and reviewing audit logs.
  • Experience with Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) security policies to include Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVA).
  • Creating and submitting sound and accurate security documentation.

Torch.AI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

Location Kansas City Office  

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