Skills

Skills

IT Project+

Security +

Certified SCADA Security Architect (CSSA)

Certified Computer Network Defense Architect (CNDA)

Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)

Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI)

Certified Information System Security Professional CISSP)

Interest

Martial Arts - 4 Black belts

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Work History

Work History

Security Projects Manager

Booz Allen Hamilton

•Managed eight information security projects and programs totaling $18 million for the Enterprise Information Security (EIS) team, which secures the Booz Allen Infrastructure.

•Coordinated multiple related projects directed toward IT security initiatives.

•Built credibility, established rapport, and maintained communication with stakeholders at multiple levels.

•Defined and initiated projects, and assisted Project Managers to manage cost, schedule, and performance of component projects, while working to ensure the ultimate success and acceptance of the program.

•Maintained continuous alignment of program scope with strategic business objectives, and made recommendations to modify the program to enhance effectiveness toward the business result or strategic intent.

•Coached, mentored and led personnel within a technical team environment.

•Presented periodic Dashboard reports on the current programs, future opportunities and client issues.

•Led several small teams as a Career Manager include a Security Awareness Team, responsible for security and awareness training and communications for the firm, Strategy and Metrics Team, responsible for developing, and reporting performance metrics for the 15 EIS teams, and Personnel for EIS, responsible for managing 60 rotational personnel for the 15 teams within EIS.

•IT Security Lead and Subject Matter Expert for Project Management Office for the Treasury Network. 

Sep 2013 - Present

Director of Cyber Initiatives

Enlightened, Inc

Currently Director of Cyber Initiatives at Enlightened, Inc. an award-winning, HUBZone certified, Information Technology (IT) and Management Consulting firm.

•Responsible for strategic and operational leadership that establishes, supports and continuously improves cyber information strategies.

•Lead the development of Enlightened's Cyber Security division.

•Project Manager for the company's current contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

•Defines business development strategies

•Positioning the company in new markets,

•Develops business

•Delivers the full life cycle of business development activities as they pertain to Cyber, including market analysis, account planning, account management, opportunity identification and qualification, and the development and execution of win strategies

•Lead and support the pursuit of major bid activities

•Tracks new developments in rapidly changing information technologies and implements improvements in technical security tools, especially regarding authentication, access control, audit logs, physical security, linkage control, software discipline, backup and disaster recovery, and system self-assessment

• Sets Cyber Initiative strategies, monitoring key business projects and liaising with management teams across the company

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013

Global Lead, Education, Training, and Awareness

Computer Sciences Corporation

•Collaborated with clients to develop and refine information security strategies, roadmaps, and change agendas that reflect information security “best practices.”

•Provided technical oversight for specified projects, and across multiple projects, to ensure that technologies within the information security capability are properly leveraged.

•Advocated for appropriate, flexible and strategic architectures to be included in project scope in alignment with business drivers and technology roadmaps.

•Documented information security operational models and develop/maintain operational procedures that are consistent with client’s information security policies and standards.

•Assessed client’s information security capability maturity and drives changes necessary to develop and mature the capability.

•Analyzed client’s current security technology product portfolio to identify gaps or weaknesses and works with the client to identify opportunities for improvement (e.g., expanding capacity; reducing complexity, cost, and lifecycle time; increasing effectiveness).

•Served as Security representative for client’s key projects to ensure that SDLC requirements, design, construction, testing, and turnover adhere to the client’s information security policies and standards.

•Remained current on information technology issues and trends and assesses their potential impact on security operations and the organization as a whole.

•Assisted security operations analysts and solution engineers with the daily management and administration of tasks and services, if required as a result of the team’s workload. 

•Provided technical direction to the analysts and solution engineers.

Education

Education

Bachelor of Science

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Department of Teaching & Learning is dedicated to preparing students to excel as elementary teachers. Students who complete this program will earn a bachelor’s degree and be licensed as a K-8 teacher by the State of Nevada. Students who already have a degree and want to become an elementary teacher need to take course work through the teacher licensure program.

Masters of Business Administration

University of Phoenix

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program helps you harness the power behind proven management strategies and adapt them to the boardroom. Earn your MBA online — or on campus, where available — and learn how University of Phoenix can help you strengthen your business knowledge and critical decision-making skills to lead your organization.

Master of Science in Information Technology

University of Maryland

The information assurance specification provides a thorough knowledge base for managers and technology professionals concerned with the design, development, implementation, operation, and management of secure information systems and with the protection of an organization's information assets. The specialization provides students with a practical understanding of the principles of data protection, network security, and computer forensics. The specialization also introduces students to the ethical, legal, and policy issues associated with information security. Laboratory exercises are included in some courses to enhance the learning experience.

Master of Information Technology

American Intercontinental University

The Master of Information Technology (MIT) with a Specialization in IT Project Management is a comprehensive program designed to give students the skills and knowledge necessary to be a successful IT professional in today's industry. Students will understand the broad range of projects that an IT professional can expect to undertake and gain experience in the best practices and industry expectations common to IT work in the real world. 

Sep 2003 - Aug 2005

Doctor of Education (ABD)

Nova Southeastern University

The Doctor of Education with a concentration in Organizational Leadership is designed for practicing professionals with a leadership role in their organization. This concentration fosters the development of skills to meet both current and future leadership challenges facing organizations through self-reflection, analysis, and best practices used to solve real problems in the workplace through practical application. The doctoral program with a concentration in organizational leadership focuses on developing leaders as change agents that can implement effective policy and attain a higher standard of organizational achievement in the 21st century.

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