Vulnerability Analyst , #2018-74

Defense Point Security - Chantilly, VA (30+ days ago)4.5

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 Vulnerability Analyst in Chantilly, VA

Job Responsibilities:
Manage the day-to-day activities of threat and vulnerability management, identify risk tolerances, recommend treatment plans and communicate information about residual risk
Operate and maintain a suite of vulnerability scanning tools, including Retina, Nessus, DBProtect, WebInspect and IP360
Help research, analyze, design, test, and implement new or vendor-supplied security software solutions
Provide up-to-date documentation and procedures on security software product administration
Analyze scan results, prioritize, identify solutions and make recommendations based on the analysis
Examine data from multiple disparate sources with the goal of providing new insight
Design and implement custom algorithms, flow processes for data sets used for modeling, data mining, and research purposes
Perform penetration tests, identify exposure and risks, and recommend appropriate security solutions
Make recommendations regarding the selection of cost-effective compensating security controls based on NIST 800-37 to mitigate risk
Stay up to date with current vulnerabilities, attacks, and countermeasures
Develop follow-up action plans to resolve reportable issues, and communicate with the other technologists to address security threats and vulnerabilities
Regularly develop new use cases for automation and tuning of security tools
Contribute to security strategy and security posture by identifying security gaps, evaluate and implement enhancements

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
3-4 years experience in Network Security and Information Security policies
Experience with log and monitoring management systems, security event monitoring systems, network-based and host-based intrusion detection systems, firewall technologies, malware detection and enterprise-level antivirus solutions/systems, VPN technologies and encryptions standards
GCIH, CEH or similar industry certification

Job Location: Chantilly, VA

Position Type: FullTime/ Regular

Security Requirement: Public Trust

All candidates must be clearable.

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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
Up to $100 per month reimbursed for cell phone
Up to $50 per month reimbursed for home internet
Up to $200 every 2 years for a cell phone upgrade
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.