Defense Point Security
  • North Charleston, SC, 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 Cyber Hunt Threat Analyst in Charleston, SC with an active Secret level security clearance.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for the ongoing analysis of threats capable of impacting resources being serviced by the Cyber Security Service Provider (CSSP) based on review of programmatic, technical, and IA Certification and Accreditation documentation and daily review of open source / unclassified and classified threat warnings and bulletins
  • Perform cyber intelligence gathering and threat analysis of threats, including nation-state sponsored threats for a large organization
  • Actively provide in-depth incident analysis
  • Evaluate security incidents and performs research
  • Monitor, analyze and correlate network traffic utilizing the latest in security tools and technology
  • Review threat data from various sources; coordinate with federal leadership, as well as government agencies to provide reporting and situational awareness
  • Perform daily review of cyber threat warnings, bulletins, alerts, and incident reporting documentation and databases produced by the U.S. Government (USG), Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC)
  • Conduct research on emerging security threats; Provide correlation and trending of cyber incident activity
  • Maintain knowledge of adversary activities, including intrusion set tactics, techniques ,and procedures (TTP)
  • Maintain Situational Awareness and reports on advanced threats, including Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and Focused Operations (FO) incidents
  • Communicate events to agencies regarding intrusions and compromises to network infrastructure, applications, and operating systems; assists with implementation of counter-measures and mitigating controls
  • Analyze relevant cyber security event data for attack indicators and breaches that may yield detection/prevention content
  • Prepare cyber threat assessments based on threat analysis, coordinate cyber threat tracking with other organizations and the government; assist in developing reports, briefings and assessments to facilitate the understanding of cyber threats
  • Provide expert quality network traffic (PCAP) and Net Flow analysis
  • Support SOC analysis and incident response as needed
  • Creates and maintains Standard Operating Procedures and other documentation as needed.

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline
  • Active DOD Secret Clearance required
  • 6 years of related technical experience
  • Experience in software reverse engineering or software development. In-depth knowledge of IDA Pro/Debuggers
  • 4 years hands-on CND experience
  • 3 years of technical experience supporting CND analysis, incident response, vulnerability analysis, cyber forensics, cyber threat intelligence, software reverse engineering, malware analysis, or penetration testing
  • Experience with multiple programming languages
  • In-depth knowledge of dynamic /static malware analysis and memory analysisIn-depth knowledge of Windows Operating System Internals (Kernel, Registry, File System, Windows APIs
  • Requires one of the following CND Analyst Certifications: CEH, CFR, CCNA Cyber Ops, CySA+, GCIA, GCIH, GISCP, SCYBER
  • Requires at least IAT Level II Certifications: Security+, GSEC, or SSCP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as interpersonal skills to interact with customers, team members and upper management; skilled in Incident Response and network security monitoring
  • Strong writing skills
  • Technically proficient in network communication using TCP/IP protocols, system administration knowledge of computer network defense operations (proxy, firewall, IDS/IPS, router/switch)
  • Knowledgeable of Windows, Linux and Cisco operating systems, networking, and information security; Experience with EnCase, Splunk, McAfee NSM, Fidelis, and SourceFire


Job Location:   Charleston, SC

Position Type:   Full-Time/Regular

Security Requirement:  Secret

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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