Defense Point Security
  • Silver Spring, MD, USA
  • Full Time

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Defense Point Security is currently seeking a Sr. Incident Response Analyst in Silver Spring, MD with an active Secret level clearance.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the collection, documentation and research of security events generated by the SOC monitoring platform and infrastructure.
  • Perform Security Incident Management aligned with NIST standards.
  • Oversee and develop strategies to identify, detect, and prevent malicious activity.
  • Develop and maintain security 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.
  • Oversee the monitoring, identification and resolution of security events to detect threats through analysis, investigations and prioritization of events based on risk/exposure.
  • Determine gaps in performance metrics, and recommend/execute change management techniques for efficiency/quality improvements.
  • Provide backup responsibilities to SOC manager, as required.
  • Analyze network traffic and various log data to determine the threat/impact against the network, recommend appropriate countermeasures, and assess damage
  • Efficiently facilitate and expedite the tracking, handling, and reporting of all security events and computer incidents
  • Evaluate and perform incident escalation in accordance with incident response procedures
  • Work with other team members to ensure an effective and efficient cyber incident management system
  • Ensure all pertinent information is obtained to allow the identification, categorization, incident handling and triage actions to occur in a time sensitive environment
  • Provide effective communications to team and department cyber-security personnel regarding cyber incidents and possible countermeasures
  • Remediate and apply lessons learned to security incident investigation and resolution
  • Identify poor security practices and recommend appropriate countermeasures
  • Create, update, and finalize workflows and internal documentation
  • Collect and analyze technical network activity for anomalies that could indicate potential threat issues from current and previous employees, contractors, and/or partners
  • Conduct training exercises designed to improve the job effectiveness of all Incident Responders
  • Interface and communicate situational awareness to senior management

Job Requirements:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligations.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related technical field
  • 10+ years of IT experience with a concentration in Cybersecurity preferred
  • One or more professional cybersecurity industry certifications
  • Previous supervisor or Incident Team lead experience
  • Previous CIRT/NOC/SOC incident management experience required (Cyber Incident Response Team, Network Operations Center, Security Operations Center)
  • Solid understanding of industry standard policy, processes and procedures covering incident, response, incident triage and change management


Job Location:   Silver Spring, MD

Position Type:   Full-Time/Regular

Security Clearance:  Secret

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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