Defense Point Security
  • Fairfax, 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 seeking a mid-level Compliance Vulnerability Specialist in Fairfax, VA or telework.

Compliance Vulnerability Specialist Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with the applicable enterprise SMEs as well as Architecture and Integrated Engineering Services (IES) to determine the risk to the enterprise and identify the necessary outcome for remediating the risk, including potential risk from operating in a Cloud environment.
  • Work with enterprise security scanning and SME's to verify the remediation.
  • Report on changes to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) frameworks and other USDA vulnerability management requirements.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to ensure timely remediation, mitigation, generation of Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&M) actions or acceptance of risk.
  • Define requirements for vulnerability reports and coordinate with USDA Agriculture Security Operations Center (ASOC) regarding requirements for automated reports
  • Support transition from manual vulnerability tracking to use of automated tools including Splunk and RSA Archer.
  • Create presentations as needed by management regarding topics such as: the FS vulnerability management program, risk management of vulnerabilities, changes to the program.
  • Maintain vulnerability management program documentation to reflect changes to the program or policy.
  • Develop analysis reports for Management addressing accomplishments, risks, issues and mitigations.
  • Conduct detailed analysis of vulnerabilities as needed
  • Analyze and advise on the risk and remediation of security issues based on reports from vulnerability assessment scanners, patch management tools, and emerging threat information
  • Initiate, coordinate and track the patching and remediation of security weaknesses as they are discovered, via a "Plan of Actions and Milestones" (POAM)
  • Report on security status and security incidents

Compliance Vulnerability Specialist Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligations
  • BA/BS or higher preferred
  • Prior work experience in IT security, including Assessment and Authorization, Compliance Vulnerability Management and/or IT security risk analysis/advice, preferably in support of the Federal government
  • 5 - 10 years of related experience
  • Knowledge of Federal Government C&A practices and policies, particularly ICS 503, FISMA, NISP SP 800-53, and DHS 4300
  • Experience with information assurance tools preferred
  • Experience vulnerability assessment scanning tools and reporting
  • Working knowledge of Ongoing Authorization with in the NIST Framework
  • CISSP, CEH, Security+ and GAIC preferred

Job Location: Fairfax, VA

Position Type: FullTime/ Regular

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
  • 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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