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Background


About

About

Information security professional with more than seven years of experience in information technology and security. Specialties include network and security architecture and design, next-generation firewalls and intrusion prevention, vulnerability and risk assessment, information security awareness, and incident response. Holds a Master’s Degree in Information Assurance from an NSA/DHS National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education.
Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Information Security ArchitectSalisbury University

    Dec, 2015 - May, 2016 5 months

    Principal information security SME and leader; responsible for the design, operation, and/or oversight of all information security systems.

    • Provides planning and guidance for all information security initiatives.
    • Researches current TTPs and designs effective countermeasures in partnership with operational staff.
    • Incident response leader and advisor.
    • Risk assessment, vulnerability analysis, SIEM.
  • Network Security EngineerSalisbury University

    May, 2012 - Dec, 2015 3 years 7 months

    Served as the primary network security administrator and information security professional; responsible for the design, operation, and review of critical network and security systems.

    • Primary responsibility for most information security functions.
    • Second level incident responder and incident response leader.
    • Risk assessment, vulnerability analysis, SIEM.
    • Successfully led implementation of a complete network and security overhaul over two fiscal years.
  • Network EngineerSalisbury University

    Aug, 2011 - May, 2012 9 months

    Responsible for the design and operation of critical network and security systems.

    • Focus on enterprise firewalls, SIEM, and network monitoring.
    • Led design efforts for a complete network and security overhaul featuring NGFWs.
  • IT Support AssociateSalisbury University

    Aug, 2008 - Aug, 2011 2 years 11 months

    Served as desktop security coordinator and primary incident responder.

    • Responded to and remediated 200+ security incidents.
    • Led efforts to overhaul endpoint security posture to include: anti-virus replacement, implementation of third-party patch management, and the introduction of limited privilege computing.
Skills

Skills

  • Information Security
    Firewalls SIEM Vulnerability Management Risk Assessment Incident Response Threat Intelligence Palo Alto Networks Splunk Tenable Networks Tufin Maltego
  • Networking
    Switching Routing Wireless Network Design Alcatel-Lucent Juniper Networks Aruba Networks Solarwinds
  • System Administration
    Windows Server Ubuntu Server CentOS Microsoft SCCM
Education

Education

  • Information Assurance, MSIT,  University of Maryland University College

    Sep, 2010 - May, 2011

    3.917
    Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society
  • Political Science, BA,  Salisbury University

    Sep, 2004 - May, 2009

    3.816
    Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society
Awards

Awards

  • Splunk Certified Knowledge Manager,  Splunk Inc.

    Awarded on: Nov 02, 2015

  • Splunk Certified Power User,  Splunk Inc.

    Awarded on: Oct 29, 2015

  • Splunk Certified Admin,  Splunk Inc.

    Awarded on: Nov 11, 2015

  • Palo Alto Accredited Configuration Engineer,  Palo Alto Networks

    Awarded on: Nov 11, 2015

Volunteer Work

Volunteer Work

  • Chair, City Park CommitteeCity of Salisbury, MD

    Jun, 2004 - Aug, 2008

  • Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort Volunteer,  American Red Cross

    Sep, 2005 - Sep, 2005

  • Assistant Coach,  Wicomico County Pop Warner Youth Football

    Aug, 2003 - Jul, 2004

Publications

Publications

Interests

Interests

  • Malware Analysis and OSINT

    Tracking Malware Networks Tool Development Collaboration
  • International Relations and Defense

    Politics Intelligence Defense Technology