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Cybersecurity Manager

Company: Draper Laboratory
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact


Job Summary:

Serves as a Cybersecurity Manager for a group of professional ISSM's and ISSO's in the execution of a comprehensive classified cybersecurity program as stipulated in various government customer requirements documents to include (but not limited to): NISPOM/DAAPM, JSIG, ICD and associated NIST/Company policies.. Serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for both Collateral and Special Access Programs. Responsible for the day to day operational schedule, and leading the group to create artifacts, evaluate system compliance, and record findings. Exercises judgment in providing guidance to the Cybersecurity staff, information system owners, program managers, and others regarding matters of cybersecurity and compliance. Maintains overall responsibility for the security of assigned information systems. Responsible for reaching back and applying corporate policies and procedures to the program information systems.

As a Cybersecurity Manager for Information Systems, interface with internal and external customers and stakeholders to meet cybersecurity objectives and ensure security is considered at all phases of the system development life cycle. Works with management of various departments to help create and implement corporate policies.

Oversees the team to select and evaluate program specific cybersecurity controls, create program specific cybersecurity policies, plans, and other artifacts necessary for inclusion with system security plans. Manages vulnerabilities, incidents, configuration, and other aspects of cybersecurity compliance and operations. Manage the information security continuous monitoring plan. Prepares Basis of Estimate (BOE) for Programs, and ensures accurate charging and direct program support.

Candidate must be a self-starter capable of multitasking and efficiently managing their time in a dynamic, deadline driven environment without appreciable direction. Additionally, candidate must possess excellent writing, speaking, analytical, project management, organizational, and customer service skills that will assist them in contributing to and deciphering organizational objectives and translating them into solutions for complex technical compliance and security strategies and challenges. This position reports directly to the Cybersecurity Associate Director.


Required Qualifications:

  • Experience managing a team (i.e. performance development, career coaching, mentoring, training, resource/talent management, budget management, etc.).
  • Knowledge of information security principles, technical knowledge of common operating systems such as Windows clients and servers, Linux, and Cisco IOS. Has or able to obtain industry certifications commensurate with role (e.g. CISSP) within 6 months of hire. Must have knowledge of the Risk Management Framework and NIST SP 800 series.
  • 8 years' experience in the areas of cybersecurity, compliance, systems engineering or information technology and BS degree in a related field. May substitute additional experience for education.
  • CISSP or equivalent certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • Must have current Top Secret Clearance. TS/SCI w/ CI Poly preferred.

Preferred Qualifications: Nice to have. Recommend list to be bullet

  • Experience in the management and execution of an incident response plan to include administrative inquiries/investigations in collaboration with the Investigations department.
  • Experience in the oversight and execution of a continuous monitoring/improvement program (to include but not limited to self-inspections, security control assessments, training, log management systems, automated inventory utilities, etc.).
  • Possess a current DoD 8570 - IAM III professional certification (i.e. CISSP, CISM, GSLC, etc.).

Security Requirement:

  • Must have current Top Secret Clearance. TS/SCI w/ CI Poly preferred.

Keywords: Draper Laboratory, Cambridge , Cybersecurity Manager, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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