Defense Point Security
  • Bethesda, MD, 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 an Incident Response Analyst in Bethesda, MD, working at the client site M-F during normal business hours.

Incident Response Analyst Job Responsibilities:

  • Cyber Security Intrusion Detection, Incident Response, and Forensic Analysis.
  • Manage utilize, support, and monitor the customer's tool suite; requires familiarity and experience using the customer's tools, technologies and products:
  • ForeScout CounterACT Appliance, ForeScout CounterACT, McAfee Endpoint Protection, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO), and Tenable Security Center (SC), IBM BigFix
  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of position run-books for relevant areas of responsibilities
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for High Risk Vulnerabilities, alerts, Security Service tickets etc.
  • Provide support during computer cyber security intrusion/incident investigations in accordance with NIST SP 800-61 and applicable organization guidance.
  • Working knowledge of App Scanning tools (IBM App Scan preferred).
  • Good background working with 3 tiered applications.
  • Good understanding of Firewalls and Networks.
  • Establish target systems along with identifying any special considerations; determine preferred scanning times.
  • Recommend services and standards for supporting the end user computing environment/end users from the perimeter endpoints.
  • Recommend Cyber Security improvements to the operation of the service desk that will help ensure compliance to Security Policy and regulations and that will minimalize vulnerabilities.
  • Participate in groups addressing cyber security related issues from escalated trouble tickets.
  • Provide a Monthly Performance Report detailing trouble ticket volumes, categories, etc. and recommend improvements where possible.

Incident Response Analyst Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or related field.
  • 5 + years of Security Experience working with large organizations.
  • Security + Certification.
  • Experience with the following technologies: leading SIEM technologies, IDS/IPS, network- and host- based firewalls, data leakage protection (DLP).
  • Understanding of common network devices such as routers, switches.
  • Understanding of basic networking protocols such as IP, DNS, HTTP
  • Basic knowledge in system security architecture and security solutions


Job Location:   Bethesda, MD

Position Type:   Full-Time/Regular

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
  • 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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