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Systems Consultant with over 14 years of strong technical experience, networking,   managing enterprise application and infrastructure security threats.

Certification & Education

CPTE: Mile2 Certified Penetration Testing Engineer

Cert in Unix System Administration, University of California Santa Cruz

Microsoft Certified Professional, MCP (exp. 2000)

Cybrary: PCI DSS, CISM, CASP, Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking

Currently working towards CISM

Work History

20162017

Systems Engineer

Purdicom Ltd.
  • Created company online cybersecurity awareness training, with a focus on phishing, malware, social engineering and the CIA triad
  • Authored company Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Disaster Recovery (DR) procedures to mitigate risk of unforeseen events and to ensure seamless access to data
  • Maintained Mobile Device Management (MDM) ACL of BYOD for RGNets rXg cybersecurity gateway, providing Multi Level Security (MLS) and automatically creating session based individual VLAN assignments/segmentation
  • Monitored internal iBoss Enterprise Web Filter & Application Firewall (WAF) and reset RMA units to cleanse devices of customer/proprietary data
  • Performed vulnerability testing of network devices
  • Administered AD, Azure and Office 365 accounts
  • Implemented and monitored device management throughout the network
  • Administered local (multiple VM) and cloud VoIP phone system
  • Drafting assessment plan based on ISO 27001
  • Responsible for all company-wide internal IT support for 40+ users
20092016

IT Consultant

  • Migrated P2V (Physical to Virtual) servers & Installed Windows Servers as VMware guests
  • Administered Active Directory (AD) and Group Policy Objects (GPO)
  • Established an online presence for startups from domain registration to CMS development and SEO assistance
  • Utilized Managed Services to provide remote server monitoring and user administration
  • Created and maintain several Search Engine Optimized Wordpress websites and test compatibility with multiple platforms
  • Provide individual and class instruction and create a series of video lessons to expand reach and assist students by providing 24/7 access to specialized material
  • Maintain protected online library of student material
20072009

Systems Consultant

Langtech Systems Consulting, Silicon Valley, CA

  • Installed and supported VMWare Infrastructure
  • Configured WSUS patch management to ensure that that all servers and PCs were fully patched to avoid known security issues
  • Performed multiple Vyatta upgrades and configuration changes. 
  • Utilized Kaseya Managed Services software for server and workstation system monitoring, allowing for recognizing potential issues and resolution before symptoms became visible
  • Installed, supported, monitored and configured backups, using Backup Exec and Acronis on DAS, SAN and NAS drives.
  • Configured Postini Anti Spam
  • Locked down front end mail servers to accept only email from Postini.
  • Configured Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to update workstations via Group Policy
  • Installed, configured and monitored Symantec AntiVirus (SAV) Corporate for centrally managed Anti Virus updates and scans
  • Administered, and supported ShoreTel Voice over IP (VoIP) installations
  • Performed after hours regularly scheduled server maintenance
  • Supported Cisco and SonicWall VPN access.
20052007

IT Manager

Uname IT Solutions, Inc., Silicon Valley, CA

  • Responsible for the management of the Engineering Team
  • Interviewed potential Team Candidates
  • Provided new Employee training
  • Scheduled Engineers for client visits based on Client personality and technical need.
  • Created project plans for upgrades and implementations - thought through all potential problems and rewrote project plans to ensure smooth and painless projects
  • Regularly met with Clients to constantly learn how we could improve customer service and utilize existing and new technologies to reduce their total cost of ownership and workload
  • Performed complete systems and user support for multiple Clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Main Client focus with Non-Profit Organizations
  • Specialized in gaining as much use out of as little equipment as possible
  • Created customized bootable Linux CDs for Terminal Server access on County donated PCs without Hard Drives
  • Installed and supported Fonality Voice over IP (VoIP) systems
20032005

Consultant

yourITsource, Inc., Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley, CA
  • Provided server and user support for Clients
  • Main Client focus was with Certified Public Accounting businesses
  • Upgraded server operating systems from Windows 2000 to Windows Small Business Server
  • Installed and upgraded additional servers
  • Provided vendor support and liaison
  • Saved Client time by utilizing online networked CD libraries, instead of physical folders, for industry specific, single user license, software
  • Successfully sold the Company and resources to UnameITs (UIS) and seamlessly transitioned the Client base to new UIS contracts
19962003

Network Engineer

Puzzle Solutions Inc., Silicon Valley, CA
  • Main client focus was with Certified Public Accountancy businesses
  • Provided support for new and existing clients throughout the San Jose, CA area
  • Utilized Novell ZENworks and Ghost to create clean application installations
  • Supported Microsoft Outlook and Novell Connectwise front end clients running against a Novell GroupWise database