Defense Point Security
  • Falls Church, VA, USA
  • 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 an Incident Response Analyst in Falls Church, VA.

Incident Response Analyst Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and analyzing network traffic, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), security events and logs
  • Prioritizing and differentiating between potential intrusion attempts and false alarms
  • Advising incident responders in the steps to take to investigate and resolve computer security incidents
  • Creating and tracking security investigations to resolution
  • Lead, perform or review security incident investigations
  • Composing security alert notifications and other communications
  • Staying up to date with current vulnerabilities, attacks, and countermeasures
  • Develop follow-up action plans to resolve reportable issues, and communicate with the other technologists to address security threats and incidents
  • Define and create privacy and security reportable issues metrics and reports
  • Participate in other activities relating to security and privacy incident management
  • Work collaboratively with internal client stakeholders by facilitating the assessment of systems and developing reports for client leadership
  • Lead team of security analysts in conducting security impact assessments for client change requests and inform the Change Control Board of identified risks
  • Improve security posture by conducting system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments, studying architecture/platform, identifying integration issues, developing policies, and procedures
  • Contribute to security strategy and overall security posture by identifying security gaps, evaluate and implement enhancements

Incident Response Analyst Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Information Security
  • 8 years of related experience on a Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC) or a Security Operations Center (SOC)
  • Coordinate with threat operations and threat intelligence specialists to resolve high or critical severity level incidents
  • In depth knowledge of networking, malware analysis, intrusion analysis, infection vector identification and forensics
  • Have knowledge of regulatory compliance directives to include various NIST and DHS 4300A/B security controls and FISMA monitoring and reporting requirements
  • Experience with AntiVirus, Intrusion Detection Systems, Firewalls, Active Directory, Web Proxies, Vulnerability Assessment tools and other security tools found in large enterprise network environments along with experience working with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions is a plus
  • 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
  • Host based forensics and malware analysis experience
  • Proven ability to understand and present complex, technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • One or more of the following certifications are required: CompTIA Security +, CPTE - Certified Penetration Testing Engineer,CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker, GCIH - (GIAC Certified Incident Handler), ECIH - (EC-Council Certified Incident Handler) CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor

Incident Response Analyst Preferred Qualifications:

  • Digital Media Analysis (DMA) and prior computer forensics experience strongly desired, but not required
  • Experience leading in a SOC environment


Job Location:   Falls Church, VA

Position Type:   Full-Time/Regular

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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