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 McAfee Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Engineer in Washington, DC.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering, operations and architectural services relative to the problem definition and analysis, and recommend alternative solutions to higher level client management for further implementation
  • Operationalize and mature McAfee Enterprise Data Loss Prevention for both hosts and networks
  • Review existing deployment architecture, engineering, and policies and assess overall deployment against best practices
  • Develop a deployment strategy and deploy McAfee Endpoint Data Loss Prevention
  • Support the deployment and integration of McAfee DLP Manager within ePO 5.x
  • Support upgrades of all McAfee DLP components
  • Develop and document a standardized methodology for policy creation, testing and deployment
  • Review, create and implement enhancements on policies, templates, action rules, concepts and alerts
  • Optimization and enhancements on integrating McAfee DLP within ePO and Splunk
  • Support upgrades to McAfee DLP and its components
  • Support creation of policies through customer engagement for data in motion and data at rest
  • Develop integrations between DLP and the data classification tool for purposes of rules triggering based on tagging
  • Validate configuration and incorporate newly introduced capabilities on new versions of DLP
  • Review system errors and recommend remediation actions
  • Evaluate new releases and provide recommendations for deployment based on tangible benefits and level of effort
  • Support troubleshooting of system outages
  • Document all configurations, changes, enhancements, improvements into Standard Operating Procedures and update SEC Cyber Operations Wiki

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Possesses expertise in all areas within McAfee Data Loss Prevention including Device Control, DLP Discover, DLP Endpoint, DLP Monitor, and DLP Prevent
  • Possess hands on experience implementing McAfee Data Loss Prevention from design to deployment including integration with other McAfee components like Web Proxys, ePO version 5.x, and ICAP integration
  • Experience with migration from DLP 9.x to 10.x and migrating end of life McAfee hardware to 5500 class devices
  • Experience in deploying McAfee Host DLP components and policies and Network DLP components and policies
  • Enterprise Data Loss Prevention Operational and Engineering expertise must include:
    Administered entire McAfee Enterprise Data Loss Prevention for a minimum of 3 years including Device Control, DLP Discover, DLP Endpoint, DLP Monitor, and DLP Prevent
    Developed DLP policies, templates, action rules, concepts, document properties, and document registries for purposes of alerting, quarantining, blocking and otherwise preventing the exfiltration of sensitive information
    Supporting integration of McAfee DLP with third party host based tools for data classification and marking
    Performed assessment and provided recommendations on best practices;
    Expertise in REGEX
    Able to communicate with non-technical staff on customer needs for data protection and develop requirements resulting in effective policies; 
    Experience integrating Host DLP component with existing McAfee endpoint suite;
    Conducted migration of DLP management from dedicated hardware into the ePO console
    Capable of technical documentation for data flows, system integrations, design documentation, and standard operating procedures

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Familiar with basic Project Management concepts and functions
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • Previous experience working in a large government or corporate enterprise environment
  • Experience supporting Security Operations and knowledge of incident handling and workflow is strongly desired



Job Location: Washington, D.C.

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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