Defense Point Security
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Full Time

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 seeking an Threat Analyst in San Antonio, TX.

Threat Analyst Job Responsibilities:

  • Look through network flow, PCAP, logs, and sensors for evidence of cyber-attack patterns, and hunt for Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)
  • Actively hunt for Indicators of Compromise (IOC) and APT Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP) in network and on host
  • Find evidence of attack, and attacker's actions thereafter
  • Work with team to produce effective countermeasures against found evidence
  • Contribute to mitigations for future attacks of a similar nature
  • Follow Security Operations Center (SOC) policies, procedures for incident reporting and management
  • Create a detailed Incident Report (IR) and contribute to lessons learned
  • Analyze infrastructure build sheets, Configuration Management Database (CMDB), NIST 800-53 ATO artifacts, Vulnerability scans, Access Control Lists (ACL), and vendor documentation to thoroughly understand software behaviors and interactions
  • Monitor open source and commercial threat intelligence for IOCs, new vulnerabilities, software weaknesses, and other attacker TTPs
  • Study and understand IANA, W3C, IETF and other internet bodies' protocol RFC definitions to understand violations and security weaknesses
  • Conduct forensic testing and operational hardening of multiple OS platforms
  • Analyze network perimeter data, flow, packet filtering, proxy firewalls, and IPS/IDS to create and implement a concrete plan of action to harden the defensive posture
  • Work with SOC shift team to help contain intrusions
  • Provide detailed requirements to team security engineers, SIEM specialists, and other team capability developers to provide reusable hunt tactics and techniques for other team analysts
  • Provide detailed input to watchlog and provide thorough pass-down
  • Generate documentation as required by the customer

Threat Analyst Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3 years of related experience
  • DOD IAT Level II certification 
  • Expert knowledge of network routing and switching fundamentals to include knowledge of Multiprotocol Layer Switching (MPLS)
  • Deep technical understanding of operating systems, network architecture and design, Active Directory (AD) application log consumables, systems design as well as superior knowledge of technical operations process and procedures
  • Knowledge of how encryption, key management and cryptology works in the enterprise and in cyber data
  • Understanding of Enterprise Architecture Standards such as the Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DODAF), Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), the Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), and/or the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Well Architected Framework
  • Knowledge in the Risk Management Framework (NIST 800-37), Security Controls as described in NIST 800-35, and the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) operating standards and applicable guidelines (risk profiling, control selection, control assessment, control monitoring)
  • Expertise in performing threat modeling, risk analysis, root cause analysis, risk identification, and risk mitigation
  • Expertise in application Penetration Testing (fuzzing, reverse engineering, Fortify or similar, IDA Pro, Kali, BackTrack, OllyDbg, SQLMap, etc.)
  • Expertise in Proof of Concept (Exploit) development
  • Understanding of Secure SDLC (threat modeling, security requirements, secure design, secure implementation, secure testing, secure maintenance)
  • Knowledge of Mobile Application Security and MDM sensor data
  • Expertise in Embedded Device Security
  • Expertise in Malware Analysis
  • Expertise in a variety of web application protocols, web services (components including JavaScript, XML, JSON), scripting capabilities (Powershell, Python, BASH) software development frameworks, operating systems, and networking technologies
  • Understanding of various web application frameworks such as ASP.NET, J2EE

 

Job Location: San Antonio, TX
Position Type: FullTime/ Regular
Security Clearance: Secret

All candidates must be clearable.

To see other locations please see the Cyber Defense Career Menu on defpoint.com

 

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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