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Expert in Cybersecurity, Information Security, IT Security, and Information Technology

Expert ID: 734129 North Carolina, USA

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Expert leads the Security Technologies team for (Undisclosed). Security Technologies includes Security Application Development, Security Architecture, Security Release Management, Security Shared Services, and Threat Management Solutions; essentially, Security Technologies is responsible for all of the designing, developing, engineering, implementing, administering, and operationally maintaining aspects of nearly all of the technologies that support the Cybersecurity teams’ functions.

Expert has 16 years of experience in the information security field, eight of which are within the financial services industry. Prior to his current role, Expert has held roles within the Information Security field at Ernst & Young consulting within the financial services industry exclusively, Hewlett Packard supporting the Department of Homeland Security as their Lead Security Architect, and Lowe’s Companies in a senior security engineering capacity, with his career starting in the United States Air Force. Expert is currently a member of the Executive Advisory Board for Symantec, as well as a member of the Advisory Board for Observe IT, and previously was a member of the Advisory Board for Skyhigh Networks and FireEye.

Expert also develops information security content and courses for Pluralsight (most of which is their Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) content) and was previously an Adjunct Professor within the School of Technology at Westwood College.

Expert was an honors graduate for his Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Information Systems Management, an honors graduate for his Masters of Information Systems degree with a concentration in Computer Security Management, and a Summa Cum Laude graduate for his Bachelors of Information Technology degree with a concentration in Network Administration. Expert possesses 31 information security and information technology certifications, with the most noteworthy being the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security), and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security (MCSE: Security) certifications, with the remaining being from Cisco, Microsoft, the National Security Agency (NSA), RSA, and a few other organizations. Expert has a patent pending for the method and apparatus for identifying and deceiving non-proxy aware malware destined for a black hole network.

Prior consulting engagements:

- Developed the data sharing strategy for one of the world's largest automotive financial services firms to meet international privacy requirements for their operations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
- Overhauled the strategy for production logging and monitoring one of the world's largest banking and financial services companies.
- Designed the enterprise-wide customer data safeguards for a leading global financial services firm.
- Defined the requirements for segregation of duties at one of the world's largest banking and financial services companies.
- Built the enterprise-wide privacy program for one of the world's largest financial services firms.
- Designed and engineered a fault-tolerant Network Intrusion Detection / Prevention System (IDS/IPS), which successfully captured all relevant network traffic, even with bandwidths exceeding 20 gigabits per second (Gbps).
- Designed and engineered the fully virtualized, multi-tier demilitarized zone (DMZ), consisting of Web, App, Database, and Management tiers, ensuring protection of sensitive assets and data.
- Led the data center consolidation effort, from the security perspective, of 250+ data centers into two data centers, which enabled fully redundant and consistent operations.
- Designed an overarching, enterprise-wide Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system, incorporating data flows, events, and logs from the enterprise's hundreds of geographically disperse sites and Security Operations Centers (SOCs).
- Engineered a custom, innovative antivirus solution for the AIX and Solaris platforms, enabling these system types' ability to meet regulatory requirements on antivirus management and automation.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Charlotte, North Carolina - Greensboro, North Carolina - Winston Salem, North Carolina - High Point, North Carolina - Asheville, North Carolina - Gastonia, North Carolina - Concord, North Carolina - Columbia, South Carolina - Greenville, South Carolina

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2013 Degree: Master of Business Administration Subject: Information Systems Management Institution: Strayer University
Year: 2009 Degree: Master of Science in Information Systems Subject: Computer Security Management Institution: Strayer University
Year: 2006 Degree: Bachelor of Information Technology Subject: Network Administration Institution: American Intercontinental University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Director, Head of of Security Technologies Department: Cybersecurity Responsibilities: Expert is the Leader of the Security Technologies Tower (direct report to the Chief Security Officer (CSO)), which consists of five distinct teams and sub teams within them, including Security Architecture, Security AppDev, Security Release Management, Security Shared Services, and Threat Management Solutions teams. The tower consists of 102 personnel as Security Architects, Application Developers, Release Managers, and Security Engineers; including, five managers, as well as independent and SOW-based contractors.
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Executive Advisory Board Member Department: Executive Advisory Board Responsibilities: Expert advised major security company on relevant areas of product development, providing executive level insights into security problems seen by his industry to lead to more valuable products for their customers.
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Advisory Board Member Department: Advisory Board Responsibilities: Expert advised leading insider threat / user activity monitoring company on relevant areas of product development, leading to more valuable products for their customers, ultimately enabling stronger business development opportunities for Observe IT to continue to grow their market share.
Years: 2016 to 2017 Employer: Skyhigh Networks Title: Advisory Board Member Department: Advisory Board Responsibilities: Expert advised front-running Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) company on relevant areas of product development, ultimately enabling stronger business development opportunities for Skyhigh.
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Author Department: Content Development Responsibilities: Expert developed multiple courses and examinations on security and technology domains, including:
- Basic Computer Hardware
- CISSP – Asset Security
- CISSP – Communications and Network Security
- CISSP – Security Engineering
- Cyber Security for IT Professionals
- Digital Forensics – Getting Started with File Systems
- Managing Microsoft Networks
- Windows Server Management
Years: 2011 to 2013 Employer: Westwood College Title: Adjunct Professor Department: School of Technology Responsibilities: Expert has taught, as well as developed, courses for Westwood College.

Examples his college courses are:
- Computer Forensics Analysis
- Database Management Systems
- Technical Documentation and Project Management

He has also developed college courses including:
- Forensic Digital Evidence Handling and Investigation
- Managing Malicious Software
- Mobile Device Forensics
- Operating System Forensics
- Forensic Capstone Course for Bachelor's Degree
Years: 2010 to 2011 Employer: Ernst & Young (EY) Title: Manager, Information Security Department: Information Security (Financial Services) Responsibilities: Expert managed engagement teams and advised clients within the financial services industry on information security-related topics, issues, and concerns. He served as the formal Counselor role for four Senior and Staff advisors, as well as, functioned as the Engagement Manager for the various numbers of personnel assigned to the engagements. Clients consisted of only top-tier global financial services institutions.
Years: 2009 to 2010 Employer: Hewlett Packard (HP) / General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) Title: Lead Security Architect / Senior Principal Analyst, Information Security Department: Department of Homeland Security Account Responsibilities: Expert led the Security Architecture and Engineering team and provided security consulting to all IT projects within the Department of Homeland Security. He also supported HP in their efforts to provide enterprise services to the Department of Homeland Security. He managed six Information Security Architects and Engineers.
Years: 2008 to 2009 Employer: Lowe's Companies, Inc. Title: Information Security Analyst II Department: IT Security Responsibilities: Expert provided senior-level security analysis, mentored the development of junior analysts, and provided security consultation to business units on their technology needs.
Years: 2001 to 2008 Employer: United States Air Force Title: Staff Sergeant Department: Various Responsibilities: Expert's duties varied greatly on a daily basis throughout the performance of his various roles. He managed junior personnel.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2001 to 2008 Agency: United States of America / United States Air Force Role: Staff Sergeant Description: Duties varied greatly on a daily basis during performance of my various roles. Managed junior personnel.
Years: 2009 to 2010 Agency: United States of America / Department of Homeland Security Role: Lead Security Architect Description: Led the Security Architecture and Engineering team and provided security consulting to all IT projects within the Department of Homeland Security. Supported HP in their efforts to provide enterprise services to the Department of Homeland Security. Managed six Information Security Architects and Engineers.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Canada Summary: Military mission
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Federal Republic of Germany Summary: Military mission
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Federal Republic of Germany Summary: Military mission
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Hellenic Republic Summary: Military mission
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Republic of Iceland Summary: Military mission
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Japan Summary: Military mission
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: United Arab Emirates Summary: Military mission
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Republic of Korea Summary: Stationed overseas
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Summary: Consulting engagement
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China Summary: Consulting engagement
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Republic of India Summary: Business expansion
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Republic of India Summary: Business expansion

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
- Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security)
- Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
- Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security)
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
- Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Specialist
- Cisco Firewall Security Specialist
- Cisco Internetwork Operating System Security Specialist
- Cisco Intrusion Prevention System Specialist
- Cisco Network Admission Control Specialist
- Cisco Virtual Private Network Security Specialist
- Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP)
- MCITP: Enterprise Administrator (Charter Member)
- Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
- MCTS: Active Directory, Configuration
- MCTS: Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
- MCTS: Network Infrastructure, Configuration
- MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration
- Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security (MCSE: Security)
- Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
- Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security (MCSA: Security)
- Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
- Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
- RSA SecurID Certified Systems Engineer
- RSA SecurID Certified Administrator
- CompTIA Security+ Certified
- CompTIA Network+ Certified
- CompTIA A+ Certified
- QualysGuard Certified Specialist
- Certified Virtualization Expert
- National Security Agency (NSA) 4011 Recognition
- National Security Agency (NSA) 4013 Recognition
Awards / Recognition
- CSO50 Award: We won a CSO 50 award for our automated, company wide certificate (asymmetric key pairs) management system to reduce the time and resources required to provision them, as well as improve the security for the firm via the strength of the certificates themselves that were deployed within the environment.
- Honors graduate: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Information Systems Management
- Honors graduate: Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS), Computer Security Management
- Summa Cum Laude graduate: Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT), Network Administration
Publications and Patents Summary
One patent pending.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Beginner
Italian Beginner
Russian Beginner

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