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Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Cybersecurity Compliance Manager

Laurel, MD


Do you love solving problems while enabling impactful research to operate securely?

Are you passionate about making important contributions to national security cyber missions?

Do you like collaborating with a team with varied strengths to solve problems which enable research across space exploration, cybersecurity, national defense, and groundbreaking technologies?

If so, we 're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.

We are ranked as one of Computerworld 's Top Places to Work in IT 5 years running, and we are seeking motivated cybersecurity professionals to help us develop system security plans, handle cyber risk decisions, and enable our mission partners to innovate in a secure environment. As a member of our team, you 'll contribute to the security and oversight of our classified information systems in support of real world, mission focused tasks. Our team of hardworking technical specialists are motivated by one common goal - securing our systems to enable national security missions. We strive to cultivate an environment of collaboration where the best idea prevails.

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As a Cybersecurity Compliance Manager...

  • Your main responsibility will be to ensure classified systems follow government and APL regulations while still meeting program demands and operating in an accredited state.
  • You will participate in all aspects of SSP development, maintenance, accreditation/re-accreditation, and oversight, including conducting periodic reviews to ensure compliance.
  • You will support the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), the Chief of Classified IT Compliance and the Principal Organizational Information System Security Manager (ISSM) in carrying out the Laboratory 's Classified Information Security Program.


You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

  • Have acquired a BS in Computer Science, Cyber Security, or a related field, with 2+ years of relevant cybersecurity experience, or 4+ years of relevant cybersecurity experience.
  • Hold a current Security+, CASP+, CISSP, CISSP Associate, CAP, or GSLC or other cybersecurity certification.
  • Have 2+ years working with the RMF, DAAPM, NISPOM, JSIG or other equivalent security frameworks.
  • Hold a current Secret security clearance with the ability to acquire a Top Secret security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

You 'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

  • Have worked as an Auditor, ISSO, ISSM, ISSE, Security Architect or Cyber Risk Manager.
  • Held cybersecurity positions in classified DoD or IC environment for 4+ years.
  • Currently have active TS/SCI, or TS/SCI+poly security clearance

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.

At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at

About Us

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Only by ensuring that everyone's voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

Client-provided location(s): Laurel, MD, USA
Job ID: hopkins-6941_54914
Employment Type: Other