I am a highly skilled and well-seasoned MBA, CISSP, MCSA 2012, and ITIL v3 certified Cyber Security manager with over 16 years of experience in vulnerability and risk assessment, incident management, response facilitation, and network security analysis. By effectively translating business needs into technological requirements that support business objectives, I minimize the systemic network vulnerability footprint, establish industry leading cyber-threat front line defenses and coordinate responses to incidents in order to devise analytic strategies to detect, deter and neutralize threats; thereby strengthening the cyber security environment.

Technical Leadership

100%

Business Management

90%

Information Security Policies

100%

Team Building Strategies

95%

Project Management

90%

Training and Development

95%

Strategic Planning

90%

Requirements Gathering

90%

Change Management

85%

Cost Benefit Analysis

90%

Disaster Recovery

95%

Security Structuring

100%

Systems Requirements Analysis

90%


Information Systems Security Manager          2014 – Present

  • Served as a senior specialist coordinating a variety of complex and unusual information security issues.

Key Contributions:

  • Developed policies and procedures to ensure information systems reliability and accessibility and to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks, and data.
  • Monitored and evaluated systems, compliance with IT Security policies and requirements. Provides advice and guidance in implementing IT security policies and procedures in the development and operation of network systems.
  • Conducted risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and protection needs. Develops systems security contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures.
  • Developed and implemented programs to ensure that systems, network, and data users are aware of, understand, and adhere to systems security policies and procedures.
  • Established and maintained a comprehensive quality assurance program for diverse platforms that covers file backup and recovery, equipment maintenance, and quality control systems processing and outputs.
  • Ensured the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of all Information Technology Services.


Adjunct Professor, School of Business         
2012 – Present

  • Spring 2015: BMIS 340-B01 Studies in Information Security
  • Spring 2015: BMIS 340-B03 Studies in Information Security
  • Fall 2014: BMIS 342 Cyber Security
  • Spring 2014: BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications
  • Spring 2014: BMIS 330 Business Data Communication Systems
  • Spring 2014: BMIS 335 Network Security
  • Fall 2013: BMIS 341 Information Security Planning
  • Summer 2013: BMIS 340 Studies in Information Security
  • Spring 2013: BMIS 340 Studies in Information Security

Key Contributions:

  • Taught Information Security courses to bachelor degree level to university students.
  • Achieved student success rate of over 95%.
  • Committee member for the National Security Agency (NSA) Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE) accreditation initiative.
  • Served as an Information Security Subject Matter Expert by providing regulatory oversight, direction and compliance with information security, regulations and privacy laws.


Adjunct Professor, School of Computer Science         
2014 – 2016

  • Spring 2015: CS 1103 Introduction to Computers and Applications
  • Spring 2015: CS 1153 Introduction to Computing Technologies
  • Fall 2014: CS 1103 Introduction to Computers and Applications

Key Contributions:

  • Taught Computer Science courses to associate degree level to students.


IdSS Tier III Engineer / Information Systems Security Officer         
2013 – 2014

  • Provided senior-level enterprise-wide systems and identity synchronization engineering to a geographically diverse enterprise-level user base of over 4.5 million in support of global email and blackberry infrastructures.

Key Contributions:

  • Implemented data manipulation, system maintenance and diagnostic tools to manage and administer mission critical business solutions including: Active Directory, Windows Server 2008, Active Directory Light-Weight Directory Services (AD LDS), Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (FIM), Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 (TMG), SharePoint 2010, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (SCOM), Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), SQL Server 2008 R2, Exchange Server 2010,VMware ESXi 5.1, McAfee EPO, BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES),Internet Information Services (IIS), BladeLogic, ADSIEdit and PowerShell platforms.
  • Developed information assurance security policies, principles and practices to respond to system threats in order to ensure the security, confidentiality, integrity and availability of the enterprise network.
  • Conducted risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems changes to identify vulnerabilities and risks to the enterprise.
  • Assessed events to determine impact and implemented corrective actions to ensure the rigorous application of information assurance policies, principles and practices.
  • Applied, planned and interpreted policies, processes, procedures and strategies in the delivery of multidisciplinary Information Technology services required to achieve data and system integration and interoperability for assigned systems and applications.


Systems Administrator 3         
2011 – 2013
Bagram Air Field / HQ ISAF, Kabul, Afghanistan

  • Senior contracting Systems Administrator.
  • Supported the oversight, data gathering through the use of advanced telecommunication and software applications including: network navigation, forensic analysis and collection of valuable intelligence information from target and adversary automated information systems and networks.

Key Contributions:

  • Provided operating ability and mission essential continuity by translating business requirements into integrated technological services through system-wide implementation, maintenance, monitoring and comprehensive administration of intelligence systems.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams in order to maximize the efficiency of mission critical system capabilities and assure a 99.99% mission readiness rate to Intelligence Community users.
  • Leveraged Lean Six Sigma principles to identify non-value adding processes, saving over $4 million by reducing overall project requirements while maintaining effective functional operations.
  • Performed information system security evaluations and risk assessments in support of DoD Information Assurance Certification & Accreditation Process (DIACAP) requirements.
  • Led an infrastructural virtualization consolidation effort which decreased overall server hardware requirements by 75%; thereby increasing the total hardware utilization and providing a high-availability infrastructure that ensured a total annual downtime of less than 8 seconds.
  • Led a cross-functional team in the development and maintenance of a comprehensive site-level IP-based infrastructure control system.
  • Implemented and managed a full spectrum of high-level defense-in-depth based information integrity methodologies utilizing Information Assurance automated Data Loss Prevention (DLP) tools such as full disk encryption, smart card authentication, Symantec NetBackup, RSA Authentication Systems, Firewalls, PKI Certificates, WSUS, Group Policies, Microsoft ISA and SCCM vulnerability management systems in support of AR 25-2, DoD 8500.1, DoD 8500.2, DoD DIACAP 8510.01, NIST and STIG directives.
  • Prepared and executed an IT based strategy that automated system deployments, minimized total overall user downtime and maximized mission operability and effectiveness.


Information Assurance Analyst / Systems Administrator         
2009 – 2011
Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan

  • Led a team of 9 personnel in providing 24/7 support of the Camp Phoenix OCONUS Combined Joint Task Force, managing over 2,500 workstations, 75 servers and 5,000 users.

Key Contributions:

  • Secured the physical and logical network infrastructure as the Information Assurance Security Officer (IASO) by providing 99.95% IAVA compliancy through scanning, reporting and remediation in support of AR 25-2, DoD 8500.1, DoD 8500.2, DoD DIACAP 8510.01, NIST and STIG directives.
  • Ensured a 99.99% up-time through the daily administration of mission critical business solutions including: Active Directory, Backup Exec, DHCP, Exchange, VMware ESXi and WDS platforms.
  • Secured the confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance and enhancement of information systems programs, policies, procedures, and tools.
  • Assessed and secured the network utilizing Information Assurance automated tools such as eEye Retina Enterprise Manager, Defense Information Security Agency (DISA) Gold Disk, HBSS, Log Collector, Blue Coat, xDomain, Group Policies, Firewalls, WSUS, SCCM, SMS, GFI LANguard, Sanctuary, USBDetect and QTip vulnerability management systems, in addition to the application of applicable Security Readiness Review (SRR) scripts and Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs).
  • Performed information system security evaluations and risk assessments in support of DoD Information Assurance Certification & Accreditation Process (DIACAP) requirements.


Instructor, Computer Networking          2
008 – 2009
Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • Presented Business and Technology courses to university bachelor-level degree students.
  • Instructed students on effective Information Security methodologies based on DoD AR 25-2 directives, including Access Controls, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery contingency methodologies, information security standardization and legal, regulatory and governance compliance requirements.
  • Provided student advisement including time management, goal achievement and professional development.
  • Classes Instructed: Structured Cabling; Networking Concepts; Desktop Operating Systems; Introduction to Personal Computers.

Key Contributions:

    • Achieved student success rate of 95%, empowering over 100 undergraduate students.
    • Motivated student success through active participation in all aspects of the processing learning environment.
    • Supported program objectives by providing high quality instruction and ensured student satisfaction in classroom and lab environments.
    • Taught material from approved curriculum and developed daily lesson plans which included supportive instructional aides.
    • Participated in school retention initiatives by providing regular, accurate and timely feedback to students concerning academics, behavior and attendance.
    • Maintained expertise in the computer networking subject area and recommended improvements in curriculum design.
    • Participated in core course academic support programs, certification programs and student professional associations.
    • Monitored student grades and attendance to ensure accuracy and adherence to compliance with policies and procedures.

Education

  • Master of Business Administration Grand Canyon University, 2010
    In Management Information Systems – GPA: 3.84 / 4.0
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Studies Robert Morris University, 2003
    Concentration in Cisco Networking – GPA: 3.785 / 4.0
    Magna cum Laude
  • Associate in Applied Science Oklahoma City Community College, 2001
    Electronics – GPA: 3.0 / 4.0

Industry Certifications

  • CISSP              Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • MCSA 2012    MCSE: Server Infrastructure
  • ITIL v3             Information Technology Infrastructure Library
  • MCTS              Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
  • MCDST           Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician
  • Security+       CompTIA Security+
  • Network+      CompTIA Network+
  • A+                   CompTIA A+