Defense Point Security
  • Alexandria, 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 a SOC Lead in Alexandria, VA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages and tracks delivery of security services
  • Perform Security Incident Management aligned with NIST
  • Oversight, monitoring and tuning of security systems, including the following: Firewall/Web Application Firewall (FW/WAF), Security Information & Event Management (SIEM), Enterprise Log Management (ELM), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Proxy, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Detection, Database Security Tools, Server Security Tools, Host-Based Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS), and Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS)
  • Develop and maintain security policies, procedures, Run Book and Incident Management Plan
  • Manage consistent daily, weekly and event-based reporting, and manage knowledge base for sharing and transfer of experience
  • Perform gap analysis and provide strategic and tactical recommendations on security issues, and scale systems to consider new threat or devices and valuate and contribute to the security posture of the organization
  • Responsible for SOC strategy, incident monitoring, detection, analysis, and handling
  • Monitor security systems and analyze alarms and events for potential threats and intrusions
  • Categorize alarms and events
  • Notify client POC of all incidents, system outages, system health degradation
  • Generating and submitting security incident tickets and reports
  • Analyze and assess incidents, or suspected incidents, that are reported from internal and external sources

Job Requirements:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligations.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 7 years of relevant IT or cyber security experience
  • Experience operating a team using ITIL service management standards, including managing a catalog of services and measuring performance
  • Relevant industry certifications are required, including, but not limited to GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA), GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), ECIH, Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) or other relevant certifications
  • Experience with utilizing Splunk, McAfee, Nessus, RedHat, CyberArk, RSA Archer


Job Location:   Alexandria, VA

Position Type:   Full-Time/Regular

Security Clearance:  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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