Defense Point Security
  • Morrisville, NC, USA
  • Salary
  • 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 Senior Data Protection Engineer in Morrisville, NC.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify solutions to complex security data protection technologies that enhance business services.
  • Perform comprehensive technology review and provide technical summary of the solutions based on business use cases.
  • Lead data protection policy reviews and recommendations utilizing technologies such as DLP and Encryption services
  • Lead projects on the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of security applications and tools based upon the established security architecture.
  • Lead in the identification data protection services to best fit a business need.
  • Review data protection requirements of business functions and document the available solutions and processes.
  • Monitor security blogs, articles, and reports to remain up to date on the latest security risks, threats, and technology trends to incorporate information into processes, procedures, and communication activities.
  • Assist with the development, deployment and support of Data Protection solutions.
  • Assist with development and communication of information protection guidelines and requirements.
  • Provide guidance to more junior Analysts and contractors.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's degree and approximately 5 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 2 years of related work experience in the fields of Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related major
  • 5 years of related work experience in developing, implementing or architecting information security systems with a strong understanding of information security regulatory requirements and compliance issues
  • Significant experience managing Data Protection and Encryption strategy and deployments in a large IT enterprise
  • Project management of information security projects including development of project charters and plans; management of project execution and successful implementation of the planned solution
  • Experience in process definition, workflow design and process mapping
  • Excellent leadership and teaming skills with advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in at least three of the following areas:
    Encryption technologies to include: Disk, file, device and database encryption, Secure messaging/email encryption, and Key management/Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
    Digital Rights Management (DRM): Data classification and privacy policies, Robust understanding of regulatory requirements and compliance issues affecting 
    clients related to privacy and data protection, such as PCI DSS, GDPR, and NIST., and Data leakage/content monitoring and filtering
    Mobile device security
    Secure information storage 
    Logging, monitoring, and security event management
  • One or more of the following certifications: CompTIA Security +, CPTE - Certified Penetration Testing Engineer or CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker, CISSP - Certified Information System Security Professional, CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor


Job Location: Morrisville, NC

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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