Summary

  • Extensive experience in Network Security implementation and management
  • Frequently participate in Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment - usually as the lead "pen-tester" - and in Incident Response
  • Have discovered, researched, and disclosed numerous vulnerabilities in both networking appliances and operating systems/applications services
  • Have maintained and developed backend databases, using: MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Alchemy in addition to maintaining and developing front-end web applications using PHP/HTML
  • Experienced in both proprietary and open source applications - participating in the development of many open source applications
  • Long-term programming experience with multiple interpreted and compiled languages (Perl, Ruby, Python, C/C++, etc)
  • Have provided hardware installation and support
  • Managed many projects - including in professional capacities, educational settings, and freelance operations
  • Team Lead on technical projects
  • Training of new employees and lesson plan development

Skills

Certifications Held
  • Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Certified Penetration Tester
  • Certified Network Defense Architect
  • Security+
  • Linux+
Trained for Certifications
  • Cisco (CCNA)
  • Red Hat (RHCE)
  • Network+
  • A+
Proficiencies
  • Linux (Kernel 2.4 - Current)
  • Microsoft Windows (95 - Current)
  • Apple OSX
  • BSD & Sun Solaris systems
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, etc)
  • Open Office

Experience

iSIGHT Partners
Lancaster, PA
October 2012 - Present
Cyber Exercise Engineer and Researcher
  • Engineer cyber warfare simulation platforms and environments
  • Plan and create cyber exercise training and scenarios
  • Deliver exercises to cyber warfare operators and industry professionals
  • Coordinate with clients for exercise planning
  • Integrate real-world products into exercise environments
  • Participate in cyber warfare exercises and games
  • Research current cyber security threats and technologies
  • Develop offensive automation tools and frameworks
  • Maintain, update, and deploy large code bases
  • Test and audit current and new projects
  • Perform system, network, and security administration
Maryland Defense Force
Baltimore, MD - Washington, D.C. areas
May 2013 - Present
Warrant Officier
  • Perform Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Testing
  • Provide Cyber Security Training
  • Support Maryland: Defense Force, Army National Guard, and Air National Guard
Community College of Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD
August 2010 - Present
Adjunct Professor School of Applied and Information Technology, Network Technology
  • Teach multiple information security and networking classes
  • Develop lesson plans and exams
  • Deliver class lectures
  • Administer class laboratory exercises
  • Design semester projects focusing upon real-world applications
  • Support, motivate, and assist students
ICF International
Baltimore, MD
October 2007 - October 2012
Network Security Engineer and Researcher (March 2009 - October 2012)
  • Research new projects
  • Test new tools and methodologies
  • Develop intrusion detection systems, tools, and mechanisms
  • Plan and create security solutions
  • Test and audit current and new projects
  • Direct project planning, tasking, and management
  • Maintain, update, and deploy large code bases
  • Integrate solutions into large production environments
  • Engineer network security plans and goals
  • Develop training curriculum for new hires
  • Coordinate and train new hires
Senior Network Security Analyst (October 2007 - March 2009)
  • Real-time analysis of network traffic to detect intrusions and vulnerabilities
  • Coordinated network incident handling with sites world-wide
  • Managed and developed intrusion detection system signature and rule sets
  • Released situation awareness reports
  • Developed intrusion detection systems, tools, and mechanisms
  • Tested new tools and methodologies
  • Advised clients of security risks
  • Engineered network security plans and goals
  • Developed training curriculum for new hires
  • Coordinated and trained new hires
Constellation Energy Group
Baltimore, MD
August 2006 – October 2007
Level II- IT Support Technician
  • Provided level II technical support
  • Reviewed large scale technical issues
  • Liaison between multiple departments and support center
  • Developed and maintained new hire training schedule and information
  • Managed technical projects and supporting teams
  • Created support tools
  • Authored documentation of knowledge bases and training materials
  • Maintained knowledge bases used within support center and multiple support units
Piraeus International
Baltimore, MD
September 2006 - December 2007
Security Consultant/Network Administrator
  • Designed and implemented security solutions
  • Provided consultation on it business solutions
  • Designed, implemented, and maintained infrastructure
  • Secured and serviced multiple Windows and Linux servers
  • Created incident responses and provided security monitoring
HI–Tech Processing Services
Baltimore, MD
August 2005 - August 2006
Network Administrator / Tech Supervisor
  • Managed public PC repair shop
  • Developed processes for new projects and work
  • Serviced and supported internal computers, printers, and phones
  • Secured internal computers, printers, and telecommunication systems
  • Evaluated technologies for implementation throughout the organization
  • Created and maintained multiple databases
  • Designed and developed Intranet site for corporate communications
  • Managed multiple production and public web servers
  • Monitored multiple production and DMZ servers - as well as Firewalls and Network Intrusion Prevention Systems
Freelance/Consulting
Baltimore, MD - Washington, D.C. Areas
2002 - Present
  • Implementation and development of security solutions
  • Network Design and management
  • Application and solution development
  • Support computers, printers, and telecommunication systems

Education

Associates of Applied Sciences Degree (A.A.S)

Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

  • Relevant Coursework
  • Data Communications
  • Network Security & Independent Project on Security Engineering
  • Network Defense/Counter-Measures
  • Cisco (CCNA)
  • Advanced LAN Administration
  • PC Troubleshooting / PC Repair
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • C/C++
  • Linux Administration

Feats

  • Discovered a remote denial of service vulnerability in multiple consumer and SOHO network perimeter devices [Security Focus Bids: 15870, 15869, 15864, 15861]
  • Discovered multiple Undisclosed Vulnerabilities
  • Involved in development of multiple projects - including TeamSploit, Unsploitable, CoSing Coin, Metasploit, Lak-IPS/Snort, BackTrack, PBNJ, and OpenPKI
  • Contributed to community college curriculum in the area of information security
  • Participate in improvement of CyberWatch (collaboration between multiple two-and-four year colleges to standardize information security coursework, degrees, and certifications)
  • Served as guest lecturer in college-level information security courses
  • Develop information security labs, lectures, and curriculum for two-and-four year colleges
  • Presented numerous speeches to the likes of the National Science Foundation, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Military Cyber Security Conference
  • Participate on both offensive and defensive teams in cyber exercises and competitions

Awards

  • 2013: World Champion, Symantec Cyber Readiness Challenge World Championship (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2013: Gold Medal Winner, Symantec Cyber Readiness Challenge (Dallas, TX)
  • 2012: Bronze Medal Winner, MITRE-STEM CTF (Adelphi, MD)
  • 2011 - 2012: Runners Up International Champions, Global CyberLympics (Chantilly VA)
  • 2011 - 2012: North American Champions, Global CyberLympics (Miami, FL)
  • 2011: Champions, Maryland Cyber Challenge and Conference (Baltimore, MD)
  • 2009 - 2012: Team Captain, Team ICF (International)
  • 2009 - Present: Red-Cell member, Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (Mid-Atlantic Areas, U.S.)
  • 2009: Silver Medal Red-Cell Winner of Cyber Dawn Exercise (Haymarket, VA)
  • 2008: Gold Medal Winner, Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (Lancaster, PA)
  • 2007: Silver Medal Winner, Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (Hunt valley, MD)
  • 2006: Bronze Medal Winner, Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (Lancaster, PA)
  • 2005 - 2008: Team Captain, Collegiate Cyber Defense Team, Community College of Baltimore County

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