Defense Point Security
  • San Antonio, TX, 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 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 currently seeking an IR Security Engineer in San Antonio, TX.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Remain current on cyber security trends and identify threats to internal assets
  • Work with internal teams to tune security alerting and monitoring capabilities
  • Participate in incident response efforts by performing log reviews and impact assessments
  • Develop incident response playbooks and review automation options to reduce repetitive tasks
  • Leverage internal tools to detect and triage threats (such as AV Management Consoles (e.g., McAfee, Symantec, TrendMicro), FIM Tools (e.g., Tripwire, Trustwave, Verisys), Log Analysis, Scripting etc.)
  • Run Splunk searches and hunt for notable events or enhanced detection methods
  • Correlate internal log data against external threat intelligence feeds

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, related discipline or equivalent experience
  • 3 years of experience working on a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge or experience working with Splunk Enterprise Security and development of rules
  • Familiarity with common security flaws and vulnerabilities
  • Knowledge of Linux, Windows, and basic network concepts
  • Familiarity with penetration testing tools or security distros such as Kali
  • Experience hunting proactively for threats within an enterprise
  • Knowledge of common threat vectors and exfiltration techniques
  • Ability to obtain Public Trust (Not required to start)
  • Security+
  • GCIA
  • GCIH
  • CEH
  • ECIH

Job Location: San Antonio, TX

Position Type: FullTime/ Regular

All candidates must be clearable.

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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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