Leadership Solutions

Chief Information Security Officer




Rockville, MC


TISTA, an innovative federal contractor in the Washington DC metro area, is looking for a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to join our growing company. This is an excellent opportunity to build a high-performing team, lead the implementation of CMMC, ensure a high level of information security, and mentor and guide information security professionals providing delivery services to the federal government. The ideal candidate has demonstrated success in the above areas for a government contractor of similar or larger size, initiative, excellent communication and presentation skills, and takes responsibility for ensuring success.


  • Serves under the CIO as the company's chief point-of-contact for information security
  • Provides guidance and oversight to corporate staff (50%) and project delivery teams (50%)
  • Implements, oversees, and audits cybersecurity identification, protection, detection, response, and recovery processes and systems
  • Creates and manages corporate security policy and controls in compliance with ISO 27001, NIST 800-53, and NIST 800-171/CMMC
  • Briefs CIO and other executives regularly on current cybersecurity threats and challenges, and the status of the information security management system
  • Reviews and contributes to information security aspects of white papers, presentations, and proposals Sets project security standards, and reviews and briefs CIO and customers on compliance
  • Continuously and measurably improves information security
  • Travels to customer and project team locations in the DMV area regularly and other TISTA US locations periodically
  • Participates in TISTA philanthropic efforts to improve conditions for the needy and other groups in the DMV area


  • 15 years of demonstrated information security experience, including 5 years of experience in a CISO role of comparable scope and complexity
  • 5 years of experience managing government information security projects preferred
  • 7 years of federal information security experience CISSP, CISM
  • Bachelor of Science (master’s degree preferred) in cybersecurity or computer science
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Ability to travel locally (20%) and to our remote locations periodically
  • Ability to maintain government security clearances and project authorizations as needed
  • Ability to pass a background investigation

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