Defense Point Security
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

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 Defense Analyst in Washington, D.C.

Cyber Defense Analyst Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the Cyber Security training program (initial awareness, annual refresher, and specialized) is completed by required employees and contractors
  • Review user accounts routinely to ensure compliancy with Cyber security requirements. Follows-up with users and Help Desk (TTS User Services) as needed to keep accounts active
  • Supporting the Cyber security incident reporting process
  • Perform triage on reported emails. Classify as spam or phishing and execute steps as documented within the Cyber security incident handling procedures
  • Configure firewall to block malicious URLs based on emails reported
  • Ensure security tools (e.g. McAfee, FireEye, Splunk) are deployed on all necessary/relevant components (servers, workstations). Perform audits of security endpoints on machines prior to deployment and verify functioning of these toolsets on a continuous basis
  • Assist TTS-IS in pilot efforts and proof-of-concept implementations to determine feasibility and effectiveness of new security tools within the environment

Cyber Defense Analyst Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. citizenship due to federal contractual obligations
  • bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, engineering, or equivalent degree
  • 2 years of progressive Cyber security experience at a similarly complex organization
  • Possesses strong qualifications in information technology
  • One or more certifications Security+, SSCP, CEH

Cyber Defense Analyst Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Cyber security principles, concepts, and methods
  • Demonstrates analytical ability
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems as they arise
  • Highly skilled in problem solving
  • Demonstrates effective communications skills, both oral and written
  • Knowledge of government and industry laws, standards, and regulations for Cyber security (i.e., SANS Top 20 critical controls, etc.)
  • Knowledge of, and skill in applying, Cyber security principles, methods, and tools (e.g., Nessus, NMap, CyberArk, etc.) to IT systems involving hardware, software and communications
  • Demonstrates ability to stay current with evolving technology in Cyber security, e.g., network and wireless connectivity, remote access techniques, network analyzers, firewalls, patch management and software distribution tools (e.g., LanDesk, Casper, etc.)
  • Demonstrates technical experience to include experience with Windows and/or Linux system administration


Job Location:  Washington, DC

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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