Information Security Analyst

Defense Point Security - Springfield, VA

Posted 873 days ago
  • Experience
    Mid-Senior level
  • Job function
    Information Technology
  • Employment type
  • Industry
    Computer & Network Security
  • Job ID
  • Committed to hiring veterans

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Job description

Defense Point Security is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fulfill a role as a Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst. This position requires previous experience in related IT security fields.


Security analysts needed to staff a 24x7 Security Operations Center (SOC) for its Springfield, VA location. Various shifts are available. The responsibilities of this position include: IDS monitoring and analysis, analyze network traffic, log analysis, prioritize and differentiate between potential intrusion attempts and false alarms. Create and track investigations to resolution. Compose security alert notifications. Advise incident responders in the steps to take to investigate and resolve computer security incidents. The ideal candidate should be able to multitask and give equal attention to a variety of functions while under pressure. This position requires the ability to work 12-hour shifts. A requirement for this candidate is to stay up to date with current vulnerabilities, attacks, and countermeasures. Must have strong written and oral communication skills and be self-directed and independent.

Desired Skills and Experience

Knowledge of one or more of the following information security disciplines: Intrusion Detection System (IDS) monitoring, incident response, computer security best practices, system hardening, vulnerability assessment, vulnerability management, antivirus, firewalls, and techniques for analyzing TCP/IP network traffic and event logs. Project management skills desired but not required. Experience with IDS software such as Enterasys Dragon, SourceFire, Snort or McAfee Intrushield IPS, log event correlation / Security Information Event Management (SIEM) tools such as ArcSight, vulnerability assessment tools such as Nessus and network analysis / sniffer tools such as WireShark. Security certification such as CISSP, SANS GIAC, Security+, Network+, Linux+, MCSE, RHCE or CCNA-Security.


This position requires a Bachelors degree and/or 5 years of related experience. Past experience within the Department of Homeland Security or other government agencies is preferred. Previous experience on a Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC) or a Security Operations Center (SOC). Experience with Anti-Virus, Intrusion Detection Systems (Enterasys Dragon, SourceFire, ArcSight, SIEM), Firewalls, Active Directory, Vulnerability Assessment tools and other components found in large network environments. Familiarity with various network and host-based security applications and tools, such as network and host assessment/scanning tools, network and host based intrusion detection systems, and other security software packages. Digital Media Analysis (DMA) and prior computer forensics experience strongly desired, but not required.  Candidate must possess excellent written communication skills and the proven ability to present complex, technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences. Experience working in a large government or corporate enterprise environment.


Desired Security Clearances

CBP Full BI, DHS EOD, or DoD TS preferred.  

About this company

Defense Point Security

Defense Point Security, LLC, provides expert information technology and cyber security engineering, architecture design, and computer network defense services. We design, develop and deploy information security technology and solutions that protect mission-critical information and resources. We help our clients at every stage of the systems security engineering design life cycle, from requirements analysis to development, deployment, administration, operation, management, certification and accreditation for information systems.

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