James Lester

James Lester


To obtain employment that exercises security, network, and customer service skills within the security industry.


blind and error based SQL injection • cross site scripting (XSS) • cross site request forgery (CSRF) • remote and local file include (RFI) • directory traversal • authentication bypass • session hijacking • penetration testing • payment card industry digital security standards (PCI DSS) • IDS/IPS evasion •burp proxy • active directory • cisco routers • lotus notes • veritas backup • adobe photoshop • c++ • java • intel based assembly • OWASP • nist Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) • nessus • nmap • cryptography • metasploit • wireshark • backtrack • foundstone • web application firewall • (many skills omitted)


Work History

Work History
2007 - Present

McAfee Secure, Senior Security Analyst

McAfee Corporation
  • McAfee Secure Product currently detects around 35,000 different vulnerabilities through foundstone/nessus network scan and proprietary web application scanner
  • Assist with current design of McAfee Secure Support Group, providing technical and managerial recommendations brought forth by technical issues.
  • Design and implement current procedure for handling compromised or high risk websites. Procedure included detecting, verifying, manual testing, consulting, and verifying resolved.
  • Manually penetration test and verify enterprise and high risk websites upon account creation to assist product in detecting high risk vulnerabilities such as SQL injection, RFI, and XSS.
  • Maintain resolve queue of all vulnerabilities identified as being currently resolved or marked as false positive, every vulnerability being manually tested for validity.
  • Current final point of escalation for all support related issues.
  • Work with engineering on developing McAfee Secure product and scanning engine.
  • Sales Engineer for Enterprise and Key Accounts pitching products technical details to clients IT staff.
2004 - 2006

Information Technology, Senior Network Administrator

Napa New Technology High School
  • Sole network administrator for approx 500 workstations and 8 servers.
  • Maintained Security Policy for network of 450 high school students
  • Design and implement classrooms with a one on one workstation to student ratio.
2002 - 2006

JC Computing, Owner

Small Self Employed Business
  • Built and maintained a profitable Computing business while attending school.
  • Able to design and implement successful practices for small business.
2001 - 2003

Saclink, Technical Support

Sacramento State University
  • Technical Support Engineer in universities email/lab/network environment providing support for all computing access to students and staff within campus and all dial-up access.
  • Assisted university staff with configuration of all sensitive information within Saclink domain.


2000 - 2005

Sacramento State University
1996 - 2000

General Education/Computer Science