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 Senior Cyber SOC Analyst in Alexandria, VA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitor IT assets using logs from firewalls, servers, workstations, and other input points to assess overall security risks and possible exposure
  • Design and implement standards, practices, metrics, and reporting
  • Direct efforts to prioritize and mitigate department level audit findings or inquiries and emerging environmental threats
  • Support cyber defense functions to protect an organization from cyber security incidents that have potential to cause negative impact and serve as an escalation point for Tier 1&2 analysts
  • Incident Response - act as primary POC for significant incidents, reporting of cyber security incidents, mitigation advisement, quality review and after action
  • Operations Management - leading a team, incident and SEN(event investigation) quality review, operational task delegation, metrics reporting
  • Monitoring and Analysis - use SOC monitoring devices to review and analyze pre-defined events indicative of incidents
  • Host-based Forensics/DMA - conduct forensic analysis on hosts supporting investigations
  • Malware Analysis - conduct malware analysis in out-of-band environment (static and dynamic), including complex malware
  • Cyber Intelligence - IOC vetting and disposition, assess feed viability
  • Network Forensics - deep packet analysis
  • Countermeasure Implementation - create complex content to detect incidents, high and medium confidence alerting in SIEM
  • Cyber hunt - monitor and assess complex security devices for patterns and anomalies from raw events (DNS, DHCP, AD, SE logs), tag events for Tier 1&2 monitoring
  • Vulnerability Assessments - Configure policies and trend analysis reporting. Perform trend analysis and QA of assessments
  • Mentor junior analysts

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 6 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)
  • DoD 8570 Certification
  • Strong experience managing cases with enterprise SIEM systems like Arcsight, Splunk or Sourcefire
  • Ability to present complex, technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences

Preferred Skills:

  • Extensive experience with Anti-Virus, Intrusion Detection Systems, Firewalls, Active Directory, Vulnerability Assessment tools and other security tools found in large network environments
  • Extensive experience with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions
  • Experience 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
  • One or more industry relevant certification to include: CompTIA Security +, CPTE, CEH, GCIH, ECIH, CISA, CISSP


Job Location:   Alexandria, VA

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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