Defense Point Security
  • Greenbelt, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Do you want to work for a company that is passionate about security and has a fun, start-up culture with large company perks? Do you want to be in an environment where you will continuously learn new skills, grow and take on new opportunities due to the abundance of new projects on the horizon?

If you answered yes to these questions, this opportunity could be for you! 

Defense Point Security offers a competitive benefits package to include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Premiums are 100% paid by DPS for employee and eligible dependents
  • Personal Accident Insurance paid by DPS
  • Life Insurance paid by DPS
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance paid by DPS
  • 401k Contribution Matching and 100% vested after 90 days
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Assistance
  • Paid Time Off starting at 3 weeks a year (15 days)
  • 10 paid Federal Holidays
  • Capital BikeShare Membership for DC Metro Area
  • Reimbursement for qualifying training expenses
  • Flexible / Alternative Work Schedules

Defense Point Security is currently seeking a Technical Cyber Deputy Director in Greenbelt, MD.

Technical Cyber Deputy Director Job Responsibilities:
You will support the SOC/SE Director with the day-to-day operations of a SOC and Security Engineering team. This includes interfacing with the Government and Program leadership to ensure programmatic objectives are being met as well as interfacing with SOC/SE Leads to ensure the technical requirements adequately meet or exceed program objectives are operational.

  • Develop and present Government customer and Program leadership presentations
  • Lead the development of incident response plans, workflows, and SOPs.
  • Develop and maintain the SOC personnel shift schedules.
  • Provide technical guidance to the SOC team.
  • Develop and administer SOC Standard Operating Procedures and processes and review their application to ensure that SOC's controls, policies, and procedures are operating effectively.
  • Provide management oversight for the identification, triage and response of events or incidents of apparent security breaches.
  • Produce and review aggregated performance metrics.
  • Manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the SOC, through improvements to each function as well as coordination and communication between support and business functions.
  • Play a significant role in long-term SOC strategy and planning, including initiatives geared toward operational excellence.
  • Verify deployment and maintenance of security sensors and tools.
  • Monitor security sensors and review logs to identify intrusions.
  • Verify scripting/programming language to extract, de-obfuscate, or otherwise manipulate malware-related data.
  • Collaborate with an incident response team to rapidly build detection rules as needed.
  • Identify incident root cause and take proactive mitigation steps.
  • Perform lessons learned activities.
  • Mentor and provide training to SOC analysts and run brown bag training sessions.
  • Develop and maintain vulnerabilities and track resolution reports.
  • Develop and present threat intel reports.
  • Develop and implement detection use cases.
  • Develop and implement IDS signatures.
  • Assist with incident response efforts.
  • Create and brief customer reports.
  • Participate in on-call rotation for after-hours security and/or engineering issues.
  • Perform customer security assessments.
  • Develop and run table top exercises

Technical Cyber Deputy Director Required Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to federal contractual obligations
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 10 years of IT & cyber experience with at least 4 years in a SOC or SE leadership role
  • Past SOC/SE leadership experience preferably with multiple federal agencies
  • Experience with Splunk and other cyber tools.
  • Technical understanding of operating systems, network architecture and design, Active Directory (AD) application log consumables, systems design as well as superior knowledge of technical operations process and procedures.
  • Knowledge of encryption, key management and cryptology.
  • Experience with the Risk Management Framework (NIST 800-37), Security Controls as described in NIST 800-35, and the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) operating standards and applicable guidelines.
  • in-depth knowledge on network, endpoint, threat intelligence, forensics and malware reverse engineering, as well as the functioning of specific applications or underlying IT infrastructure
  • Experienced in developing and implementing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Experienced in incident management, root cause analysis, providing oversight of security assessment and incident response protocols, establishing metrics to support maximum productivity and operational readiness while also participating in project planning activities.

Job Location: Greenbelt, MD 

Position Type: Full-Time/ Regular

All candidates must be clearable.

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Defense Point Security is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse Community workforce. DPS gives equal consideration to all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class. 

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