Defense Point Security
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefits: See Below

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 is currently seeking a Cyber SOC (Security Operations Center) Program Manager for an opening in Washington, DC.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Strong leadership and prior management experience in operating a full-featured SOC using a wide variety of security tools for monitoring a large-scale enterprise environment
  • Lead a team of Security Analysts in a 24x7x365 SOC, responsible for ensuring the security of a large-scale network
  • Lead all activities of the SOC ensure that the SOC is performing all required tasks in accordance with defined policies, standards, and security best practices
  • Provide appropriate updates to his/her management regarding security event handling, trends, analysis, incident response resolutions and lessons learned

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelors degree
  • 8-10 years related work experience, including prior experience working as a Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC) or a SOC analyst
  • 5+ years of management experience, and thorough knowledge of all aspects of managing and running a successful SOC
  • Strong working knowledge associated Anti-Virus solutions, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, Firewalls, Active Directory, Web Proxies, Vulnerability Assessment tools and other tools found in large enterprise network environments; along with experience working with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions
  • Familiarity with various network and host-based security applications and tools, such as network and host assessment/scanning tools, network and host based intrusion detection systems, and other security software packages
  • Keep up to date on the latest attacks, vulnerabilities, and trends associated with the cyber security industry and manage a team to defend and protect a large enterprise network
  • Working knowledge of threats and mitigating strategies associated with large enterprise networks, data centers, and an understanding of challenges associated with having a large, diverse user-base
  • Experience within the Department of Homeland Security or other government agencies are preferred
  • Previous experience working in a large government or corporate enterprise environment is a requirement
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), or Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification is desired


Job Location:   Washington, DC

Position Type:   Full-Time/Regular

Security Requirement: Public Trust

All candidates must be clearable.

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Defense Point Security is an IT Security Consulting firm specializing in public and private sector security solutions.  Our goal is to provide expert IT security services to our clients while cultivating information security knowledge among all employees for the advancement of cyber security.  Defense Point Security offers a competitive employment package including medical, vision, and dental insurance (among others).

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
  • Up to $100 per month reimbursed for cell phone
  • Up to $50 per month reimbursed for home internet
  • Up to $200 every 2 years for a cell phone upgrade
  • Capital BikeShare Membership for DC Metro Area
  • Reimbursement for qualifying training expenses
  • Flexible / Alternative Work Schedules

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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