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 Security Forensic Analyst in Alexandria, VA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for reporting cyber security incidents, mitigation advisement, quality review and after action
  • Support cyber defense functions to protect an organization from cyber security incidents that have potential to cause negative impact
  • Gather and organize technical information about an organization's mission goals and needs, IT infrastructure, and existing security/IA products
  • Assist in developing security/IA policies, procedures, and standards
  • Work with the customer to minimize risks and assess and secure networks
  • Evaluate and recommend security products for various platforms and initiatives
  • Identify, develop and support NIST procedures and evidence for annual Inspector General metrics
  • Manage and enhance the computer incident response and intrusion detection process, to include complying with the Federal Incident Response process (e.g., National Cyber Security and Communications Center (NCCIC))
  • Ensure preparation for internal and external audits
  • Enhance all existing incident response plans and operating procedures, while continuously looking to automate and provide innovation where possible
  • Identify and confirm threats, anomalies, adversaries, and malicious activity by analyzing more complex event sources (i.e. audit logs from investigatory actions, proxy logs, complex IDS alerts)
  • Develop high confidence correlation rules within Splunk/McAfee ESM and IDS

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 6 years of experience with forensic analysis, preferably in support of the Federal government
  • DoD 8570 Certification
  • Familiar with the Information Security Continuous Monitoring and Incident Response maturity model developed by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE)
  • Experience with conducting continuous monitoring activities and conducting investigations
  • Familiar with the utilization of sensors, systems, and security tools to continually monitor networks for signs of intrusion, compromise, inappropriate use/material, advanced persistent threats (APT) and compliance issues
  • Familiar with Splunk, McAfee, Tenable Security Center, RedHat, CyberArk, RSA Archer
  • Preferred certificates: CSSP Analyst OR CSSP Incident responder


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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