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 CND Incident Responder in Charleston, SC with an active Secret level security clearance.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify, isolate, investigate, inform, and implement measures to detect and protect data across a wide spectrum of source types and locations
  • Validate suspicious events or reports and determine if the event constitutes an incident
  • Ensure incidents are properly entered into the appropriate automated reporting system and determine the severity of the incident
  • Reporting and response measures will be taken immediately in order to meet the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Manual (CJCSM) 6510.01 reporting requirements
  • Ensure associated documentation and capabilities remain compliant with CJCSM 6510.01A and other applicable policy directives
  • Provide network intrusion detection and monitoring, correlation analysis, incident response and support for the Network Security Operations Center (NSOC) and its subscriber sites
  • Validate suspicious events or reports and determine if the event constitutes an incident and properly enter associated data into the appropriate automated reporting systems
  • Provide coordination of significant incidents with CYBERCOM and supported entities to ensure proper analysis is performed and timely and accurate reporting of the incident is affected
  • Provide, develop, and maintain a forensic capability to enhance response to, support of, and investigation into significant network incidents in order to provide a clearer view of the exploits, vulnerabilities, and TTP used to cause the incident
  • Provide support for the NSOC's Incident Response 24x7 support capability during non-core business hours consistent with CNDSP requirements as needed
  • Participate in program reviews, product evaluations, and onsite certification evaluations.
  • Additional Information: Due to the nature of the work required, operations are conducted 24/7/365 with three primary shifts. Choice of shifts will be made available with the understanding that placement is at the discretion of the CND Services Director and/or assigned manager

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related scientific or technical discipline
  • Active Secret clearance required
  • 6 years of information technology experience
  • 2-3 years of network security analysis using various IDS/IPS systems
  • Familiarity with CJCSM 6510.01
  • The ability to compile and maintain an internal standard operating procedure (SOP) documentation
  • Experience with Splunk, Flow Analysis Tools, IDS/IPS, etc
  • In-depth technical expertise with packet analysis, SNORT / Suricata / BRO development, and implementation
  • Technical experience in reviewing and understanding systems logs to include Sysmon logs
  • Familiarity with Linux at the CLI level and conducting analysis at the packet level
  • The ability to ingest adversarial tactics, techniques, and procedures in order to remain flexible and functional
  • One of the following Certifications is required: CEH, CFR, CCNA Cyber Ops, CySA+, GCFA, SCYBER
  • Competency in the following areas:
    o Knowledge of Information Technology
    o Knowledge of Incident Response Procedures
    o Knowledge of Digital Forensics
    o Knowledge of Packet Analysis
    o Knowledge of System Log Analysis (Windows and Linux)
    o Logical thinking and analytical ability
    o The ability to solve problems independently
    o Verbal and written communication ability
    o Sound decision-making ability


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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