Defense Point Security
  • Arlington, 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 currently seeking a Vulnerability Analyst in Arlington, VA.

Vulnerability Analyst Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of threat and vulnerability management, identify risk tolerances, recommend treatment plans and communicate information about residual risk
  • Operate and maintain a suite of vulnerability scanning tools such as Retina, Nessus, DBProtect, WebInspect and IP360
  • Research, analyze, design, test, and implement new or vendor-supplied security software solutions
  • Provide up-to-date documentation and procedures on security software product administration
  • Analyze scan results, prioritize, identify solutions and make recommendations to the Security Lead based on the analysis
  • Examine data from multiple disparate sources with the goal of providing new insight
  • Design and implement custom algorithms, flow processes for data sets used for modeling, data mining, and research purposes
  • Make recommendations regarding the selection of cost-effective compensating security controls based on NIST 800-37 to mitigate risk
  • Develop follow-up action plans to resolve reported issues and communicate with the other technologists to address security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Regularly develop new use cases for automation and tuning of security tools
  • Contribute to security strategy and security posture by identifying security gaps, evaluate and implement enhancements

Vulnerability Analyst Job Requirements:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • 2 years experience in network security and information security policies
  • Experience using Tenable Nessus and SecurityCenter to perform vulnerability analysis
  • Experience with log and monitoring management systems, security event monitoring systems, network-based and host-based intrusion detection systems, firewall technologies, malware detection and enterprise-level antivirus solutions/systems, VPN technologies and encryption standards
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • GCIH, CEH or similar industry certification preferred


Job Location: Arlington, 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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