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 Vulnerabilty Assessment Tools (VAT) Specialist in Fairfax, VA or telework.

VAT Specialist Position Description:

  • Vulnerability Scanning and Auditing Outcome: FS is able to proactively address IT security through complete and thorough scans of the IT environment.
  • Perform enterprise-wide internal and external vulnerability testing to include Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) certified Cloud service providers.
  • Scan both infrastructure and application to assess the security posture using tools approved by the customer. Currently these tools are Foundstone and Nessus utilized to scan all endpoints (approximately 90,000 per month).
  • Prepare report on scanning results monthly.
  • Perform ad hoc scanning as needed.
  • Manage the configuration of Tripwire and perform enterprise-wide detection of server configuration changes using Tripwire.
  • Prepare a report monthly of analysis of security configuration management following the common vulnerability reporting framework.
  • Prepare a report to Information System Security Officers (ISSO) bi-monthly of any suspicious system changes.

VAT Specialist Job Qualifications.

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligations.
  • BA/BS or higher preferred.
  • 5 - 10 years of related experience
  • Prior work experience in IT security, including Certification and Accreditation and/or IT security risk analysis/advice, preferably in support of the Federal government.
  • 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 (Tripwire, Nessus, Archer).
  • Experience vulnerability assessment scanning tools and reporting.
  • CISSP, CEH and Sec+ 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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