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Expert in Cybersecurity

Expert ID: 736591 Florida, USA

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A business and technically focused cybersecurity professional with 20 years of experiencing addressing various technical and information management solutions. Strong background with multiple information technology disciplines that focus on Government and Military compliance, standards and procedures.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2020 Degree: MS Subject: Cybersecurity Institution: American Public University
Year: 2012 Degree: MA Subject: Military Studies: Asymmetrical Warfare Institution: American Military University
Year: 2003 Degree: BS Subject: Food Marketing & Agribusiness Management Institution: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2021 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Expert Witness Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: SOJTF-OIR Director Department: Responsibilities: SOJTF-OIR Director (Iraq/Kuwait) 08/20 - Present
• Managing and mentoring teams of systems, networks, and knowledge managers at various DOD locations in Iraq and Kuwait.
• Coordinating efforts to provide operations requirements including foreign visas, life support services, TDY travel and contract modifications.
• Participate in working groups, design review, assist with assessment, and develop and implement actionable recommendations based on working group decisions and reviews.

Network Engineer/Site Lead (Iraq) 05/20 – 08/20
• Managing and mentoring Systems Administrators, Network Engineers and Knowledge Managers.
• Provide reporting and accountability to Program Director.
• Continue to provide technical support to SOJTIF-OIR customer.

Network Engineer (Iraq) 05/18 – 08/20
• Monitor virtual and physical network health, security, and capacity, make adjustments and requests to ensure optimal system performance.
• Perform advanced troubleshooting of circuits and issues as they arise.
• Review operations to ensure compliance with Communication Tasking Orders (CTO), SOCOM policies, and procedures and military benchmarks.
• Incorporating new networks and systems into existing infrastructure.
Years: 2017 to 2018 Employer: Arma-Global Title: Network Administrator Department: Responsibilities: • Monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot complex enterprise routed and switched networks.
• Plan and execute network maintenance and support operations in a deployed and tactical environment.
Years: 2016 to 2017 Employer: Raytheon Title: Field Engineer Department: Responsibilities: • Certified in managing and repairing the various sensor packages for 80’, 108’ and 17’ aerostat blimp ISR platforms.
• Operate ISR sensor packages in conjunction with base defensive operations; including both passive and active surveillance.
• Provide geospatial analyses such as immediate spatiotemporal analysis of Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) for Near Real-Time (NRT) analysis and exploitation, as well as for Phase-I intelligence production.
Years: 2015 to 2016 Employer: SIAC Title: Cybersecurity Engineer Department: Responsibilities: • Administered and implemented a pilot cybersecurity solution for CENTCOM to comply with the U.S. Government’s 800-53, NIST 800-171 standards, and the Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI) guidelines.
• Solution-focused on deploying ForeScout Counteract appliances on both the unclassified (NIPR) and classified (SIPR) enclaves for both HQ and forward-deployed HQ.
• Solution integrated into other enterprise applications such as Cisco switches, routers, and firewalls, enterprise anti-virus solutions, information assurance, and security scanners to categorize, report, and ensure compliance with 30,000+ endpoints.
• Member of a cross-functional committee to implement and ensure compliance with the project.
Years: 2012 to 2015 Employer: Self Employed Title: Co-Founder/Director Department: Responsibilities: • Developed winning federal government and NATO contract bids, developing requests for proposals (RFP), and negotiated service level agreements (SLA) with vendors and customers.
• Designed and oversaw the implementation of various architectures to fulfill contractual obligations, improve communications and customer satisfaction.
• As a small company, additional duties included overseeing the deployment of employees to foreign countries, managing employees across geographical borders, and ensuring that both foreign and U.S. government requirements were met.
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: IBM Title: Afghanistan Country Manager Department: Global Services Responsibilities: IBM was awarded a contract to provide IT support and services to the Department of Defense (DOD) Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO) in Iraq and Afghanistan.
• Provided senior-level support, leadership, and oversight for approximately ten direct reports located throughout the Afghanistan country.
• Developed and managed customer initiatives to support the growth of organizations within Afghanistan:
o Development of Afghanistan business incubator.
o Installation of Afghanistan Geological Survey Group datacenter
o Conversion of hotel complex into Task Force housing and offices.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
ACTIVE CERTIFICATIONS
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
Certified Expert Independent Assessor (CEIA)
ITIL v3 Foundation
(ISC)2 Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
CompTIA Security+ ce
Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP): Enterprise
Cisco Certified Specialist: Enterprise Advanced Infrastructure Implementation
Cisco Certified Specialist: Enterprise Core
CompTIA Network+ ce
CompTIA Cloud+
CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional (CSCP) - Stackable
CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional (CCAP) - Stackable

RETIRED/EXPIRED CERTIFICATIONS
Microsoft Certified Systems Expert (MCSE) 2000: Server Infrastructure (Retired)
Microsoft Certified Systems Expert (MCSE) 2003: Server Infrastructure (Retired)
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MSCA) 2012
Microsoft Certified Systems Expert (MCSE) 2012: Server Infrastructure
Microsoft Certified Systems Expert (MCSE) 2012: Enterprise Devices & Apps
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA): Routing & Switching
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA): Wireless
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP): Routing & Switching
Microsoft Certified Systems Expert (MCSE) 2012: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Presentations:
- Cyber Threat Landscape [SECRET//REL TO USA, FVEY] 2020, Special Operations Task Force, North [Iraq]
- Cybersecurity for the Deployed Personnel [SECRET//NOFORN] 2020, Special Operations Task Force, North [Iraq]

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