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MindPoint Group Overview

Alexandria, VA
51 to 200 employees
2009
Company - Private
IT Services
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
MindPoint Group was founded by a team of cybersecurity professionals with over 50 years of collective experience in IT security services, Federal government contracting, and business development. Our founders came together with a vision to create an IT security firm dedicated to ... Read more

Mission: MindPoint Group was founded by a team of cybersecurity professionals with over 50 years of collective experience in IT security services, Federal government contracting, and business development. Our founders came together with a vision to create an IT security firm dedicated to ... Read more

Company Updates

  • "Diversity is an action, inclusivity is cultural, & belonging is a feeling." - Shelley Zalis Even though June marks the beginning of pride month, we're committed every month and every day to our values and action towards a better, diverse cybersecurity workforce. Learn more: https://hubs.ly/H0r0s0R0

  • What's it like to work as a Governance, Risk, and Compliance Manager at MindPoint Group? Check out our blog to learn more!

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MindPoint Group – Why Work With Us?


Six MPG staffers celebrate at our anniversary party

We Are Cybersecurity People

There are as many IT and cybersecurity firms as there are organizations in need of assistance. The big names boast decades of experience and a global reach. The smaller names promise specialized service. Many of these firms claim to excel in dozens of areas. 

 

We focus on one and only one thing: IT security, and we’ve built this entire company around core values that enable us to deliver the best services available.

 

Fostering innovative minds

At MindPoint Group, one of the most significant resources we have is our associates. We strongly believe in empowering our employees by encouraging their continued development, growth, and education. Our professional development program allows our employees to gain a broad perspective on today’s security challenges and early insights into tomorrow’s threats, and it enables them to engineer innovative security solutions to meet these trials.

 

We specialize in one thing: cybersecurity

Other firms offer services in dozens of areas. Not us. We center our focus and passion on one mission: securing and defending customer businesses and organizations. To be successful, we need to hire innovative, team-oriented, and security-focused technical experts who are interested in (or already are!) becoming information security thought leaders.

 

Employee and diversity-centric culture

We are a minority and woman-owned small business and always work hard to ensure that MPG is a place that brings together smart, talented information security professionals from diverse backgrounds. The result is that MPG is a place where you can bring your whole self to work.

 

We have an open-door culture that encourages idea-sharing and direct collaboration between executive management and employees. We foster an extremely collaborative environment, one in which staff can both share and strategize in cross-functional teams and grow as individuals. Our customers turn to us as trusted advisors, and we empower our staff to embrace this role.

 

We have established a robust benefits package that is competitive with large businesses. Our commitment to our employees has resulted in a 5% average voluntary attrition rate for the last five years. 

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Giving Back to Our Community

MindPoint Group is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities. Through the combined efforts of our enthusiastic team member volunteers and corporate contributions, we endeavor to give back to the communities in which we operate by supporting non-profit organizations that address community needs and issues.

One of the ways that MindPoint Group has given back to our community is through sponsorship of four community outreach events each year. Employee volunteers lead all events with full support and sponsorship from MindPoint Group. This approach allows us to support non-profit organizations that are as important to our employees as they are the community.

MindPoint Group has sponsored outreach events for:

  • All American Day Charitable Trust
  • AVON 39 Walk for Breast Cancer
  • George Mason University’s Field Work with Syrian Refugees
  • Race for Hope DC’s Fight Against Brain Tumors
  • Ramsay Roadrunner Holiday Reading Program
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement Program

While all of these organizations required funds to continue their good works, MindPoint Group’s involvement was not wholly monetary. As a company, we purchased, prepared, and delivered a variety of assistance in the form of food, bed sheets, blankets, towels, and activity bags for terminally ill children plus numerous charity walks/runs. This work represents a significant investment for the company. To date, MindPoint Group has contributed thousands of dollars and many hundreds of hours to charity. Still, we believe that the more significant contribution for the company and the employees who participate is the growing camaraderie and time spent supporting these organizations together.

How We Hire

We heavily invest in selecting the right people to join our team and are equally driven to retain them for the long term. Our recruitment process provides the most skilled, experienced, and driven information security consulting experts in the industry. As much as we want you to be right for MindPoint Group, we also wish to applicants to determine if we are the right fit for them.

The path to getting hired involves a first conversation with a recruiter, one or more telephone interviews, and an onsite interview at one of our offices – pretty standard practices. However, MindPoint Group employs a unique approach to interviewing, which makes our recruitment process a little different.

How We Interview

We are looking for innovative, team-oriented security experts who can get things done. When you interview at MindPoint Group, you will likely speak with two or three associates to give you a sense of what it's like to work here. Some of your discussions could be with potential teammates, and some interviewers will be with other teams. This approach helps us see how you might collaborate and fit in at MindPoint Group overall. During your interview, we are looking for three things:

Leadership

Technical Expertise

How You Think

We want to know how you have demonstrated leadership qualities in different situations to achieve results—asserting leadership at work or with an organization, or by helping a team/project succeed when you were not the official manager. Understanding that leadership and management are different is a great start, too! 

We want to make sure that you have the experience and the background that will set you up for success in your role. We are looking for people who have a variety of strengths and technical expertise in Information Security, not just isolated skill sets.

We are keenly interested in how you think. We are likely to ask you some role-related questions that provide insight into how you solve problems at hand. We want to learn how you would tackle the issues presented.

Our core values and what they mean:

Trust and mutual respect: We understand that a diverse workforce is crucial for any business, including different thoughts and beliefs. We respect these differences in opinions treat one another with politeness and respect.

Honesty: Even though this one is self-explanatory, it is one of the most important values for any company. Honesty is a two-way street at MindPoint Group. We expect our employees to be honest and transparent with our customers and with one another. In return, employees should expect transparency from leadership as well.

Accountability: Everyone at MindPoint Group is accountable for his or her actions. This includes being accountable for your team, your customers, and your actions.

Focus and direction: From the beginning, we’ve focused only on cybersecurity. It’s this focus and determination that we bring into every customer engagement.

Innovation: We love to see our employees thinking outside of the box and coming up with new ways to solve the cybersecurity challenges of today. Read below to see how we invest in our employees and why we think it is an important part of innovation.

 Learn more about our core values in this blog post from our CEO:

https://www.mindpointgroup.com/blog/company/core-values/

MindPoint Group Reviews

  • "Best Company I have ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Splunk Administrator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Splunk Administrator in Washington, DC
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at MindPoint Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits great, Great benefits, Great opportunities, Resources available for training

    Cons

    I really don't have any significant complaints..

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MindPoint Group Photos

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MindPoint Group photo of: 2017 Holiday Masquerade.
MindPoint Group photo of: 2017 Holiday Masquerade.
MindPoint Group photo of: Team MPG in Bermuda sporting our MPG Patagonia backpacks!!
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MindPoint Group Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MindPoint Group (Washington, DC) in May 2020.

    Interview

    The interview process took about two weeks, all done remotely due to COVID-19. It started with a phone screening with a Recruiter, followed by a one-on-one phone screening with the Project Manager, followed by a technical interview with the Project Manager and one other team member (was supposed to be more, but a scheduling conflict occurred).

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Describe the difference between XSS and CSRF.

      Q: Describe DOM-based XSS.

      Q: Talk through your pen test methodology for a one-week engagement.

      Q: If you were doing a red-team engagement, how might your methodology change? What should you be doing?

      Q: Tell us about a time that you got stuck but overcame it.

      Q: Tell us about a hack that you are most proud of.   Answer Question
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MindPoint Group Awards & Accolades

  • Government Contractor of the Year($6-$12 Million Revenues), SECAF, 2014
  • Top Security Companies, Inc. 5000, 2014
  • Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Company, Inc. 5000, 2014
  • Virginia's Fantastic 50(#4), VA Chamber of Commerce, 2014
  • Fast 50, Washington Technology, 2014
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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