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 an Information Technology Security Specialist in Alexandria, VA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support preparation activities related to Cyber Security contingencies (e.g., denial of service, intrusions, malware), and other eventualities / disruptions that have an impact on critical systems and business functions
  • Prepare and plan for contingencies and disasters
  • Develop and manage documentation such as: service recovery plans, backup operations plans, contingency plans, and Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • Execute contingency planning and service recovery testing
  • Identify, develop and support NIST procedures and evidence for annual Inspector General metrics
  • Provide customer support in solving all phases of complex information security related technical problems
  • Review and recommend information security solutions to customer problems based on an understanding of products/systems test results
  • Conduct systems security analysis and implementation, design assurance, testing, configuration management, integration, and testing of information security products and techniques. Solutions are based on a firm understanding of government/industry policy, practices, procedures, and customer requirements
  • Particular attention placed on Guard, Firewall, Intrusion Detection Systems, Security Event and Information Management Systems (SIEM), and emerging security technologies and future trends in support of information system and network security
  • Ensure solutions are fully compatible with or engineered into the customer's network design
  • Provide work direction and guidance to other personnel, ensure accuracy of the work of other personnel, operate under deadlines, and work on multiple tasks

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3 years of experience in IT security, including contingency planning and continuous monitoring, preferably in support of the Federal government
  • DoD 8570 Certification
  • Working knowledge of National Institute of Technology (NIST) Information Security Documents; NIST 800-34 Contingency Planning Guide for Federal Information Systems
  • Familiar with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)
  • Familiar with continuous monitoring in a Cloud environment
  • Familiar with the Security Continuous Monitoring and Incident Response maturity model developed by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE)

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong project task management skills
  • Flexibility to handle multiple stages of overlapping system reviews in a large organization
  • Experience with oversight, coordination and support during recovery testing


Job Location: Alexandria, VA

Position Type: FullTime/ 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 government-focused 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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