Defense Point Security
  • Falls Church, VA, USA
  • Full Time

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 a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst in Merrifield, VA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for the customer's Strategic TIU team
  • Provide source monitoring activities, cyber threat analysis and mitigation courses of action, provide the actionable intelligence used in organizational IT Asset protection, strategic cyber threat trending and situational awareness of customer leadership
  • Compile cyber threat data gathered through independent research and analysis along with Security Operations Center activity, and look at emerging technology, techniques and adversarial capabilities and tactics
  • Analyze cyber threat Indications & Warning and fuse unclassified/open source cyber threat information correlating internal activity to external indicators across numerous boundaries. The correlation provides insight into every stage of a potential intruder's cyber kill chain as well as other activities in the wild

Job Qualifications:

  • This position requires US Citizenship due to our Federal contractual obligation
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or equivalent experience to substitute for education
  • Minimum 2 years' experience related to the position description
  • Proven track record of intelligence gathering, analysis, and reporting.
  • Demonstrated examples of process/procedure development and implementation.
  • Assists senior leadership in preparing multi-disciplined intelligence and law enforcement reports to document analysis
  • Experience in Cyber Intelligence concepts and implementation, and cyber intrusion kill chain concepts and implementation
  • Follows industry-standards and organizationally accepted analysis principles and methods to assist in determining threat targets based on collected data
  • Identify and develop threat signatures from all available sources
  • Maintain threat indicators within the threat intelligence platform
  • Implement and support standard procedures for incident response
  • One of the following Certifications: Security +. CPTE, CEH, GCIH, ECIH, CISA, or CISSP

Preferred qualifications:

  • Military or Law Enforcement Intelligence/Analysis experience
  • Intelligence analysis tool experience, such as i2/Analysts Notebook, Palantir, or SOC event analysis tools experience such as Splunk or Arcsight
  • Expertise in threat intelligence IOC collection and threat attribution
  • Expertise in threat reporting/strategic/situational awareness
  • Hands-on experience with Splunk ES and content development/Linux/Threat Hunt/General Network experience

Job Location:  Merrifield, VA

Position Type:   Full-Time/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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