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Network And Security Architect Resume

Columbia, MD

SUMMARY:

  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) 
  • Certified Novell Administrator (CNA) ~ Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) ~ Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (Pending)Solutions - oriented Networking Architect with over 10 years of experience analyzing, designing and leading the implementation of technology solutions that meet business needs
  • Strong skills and experience in network security infrastructure design, maintenance, and support on a variety of platforms.
  • Experienced in recommending the appropriate upgrades, patches, new applications, security measures, and equipment required to ensure optimum system performance.
  • Able to provide technical support and guidance to users to ensure productivity and customer satisfaction.
  • Strong business, management, organizational planning, and time management skills and a track record of implementing effective security solutions that have met business needs in highly confidential environments.
  • Capable of effectively leading cross-functional teams to complete upgrades, migrations, and data center relocation on time, under budget, and with minimal downtime.

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES:

Testing Tools: Sniffers, Protocol Analyzers, and Performance Monitors.

Software / Tools: Star, Heat, Remedy, Service Center, What’s Up Gold, Nagios, FogLight, SpotLight, SolarWinds, SevOne, SNA, VNC, OpenSSH, Tscrack, Tsgrinder, Brutus, Nmap, Snort, Nessus, IP scanners, Active Directory, RAID Manager, Think Client, SQL injections, Java, Nimbus, Netcool, Hyper-V, VMware, Apache, IIS, Citrix, SharePoint, Cain & Abel, John the Riper, Wireshark, ARP spoofing, AirCrack, AirMon, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Office Suit, Nagios ETC…

Protocols Etc: TCP, UDP, IP, IPX, SPX, SSH, RDP, ARP, NAT, HTTP, POP, SMTP, IMAP, SNMP, FTP, WMI, VoIP, WEP, WPA, ACL, MAC Etc…

Hardware: Toshiba, Procurve, Compaq, HP, Confidential, Sony, Acer, IBM, and Custom Built PC and peripherals. Cisco equipment, SonicWALL’s, Blades, UTP, Fiber, Coax, CAT 5, 6, PCB components.

Languages: English

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Columbia, MD

Network and Security Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Planned, built and implemented a Hot Disaster Recovery site for the company (WAN)
  • Mitigated major DDoS attacks on network, working closely with FBI
  • PCI Compliance issues, Performed entire network revamp
  • Successfully planned and implemented virtualization of over 20 servers to cut back on hardware and power costs.
  • Successfully consolidated switches for backups and to re - purpose them to other networks.
  • Built and hardened a major SFTP server for banks to securely login and grab files every 5 minutes.
  • Planned and executed penetration tests on Internet facing systems using social engineering, brute forcers, SQL injections, cross site scripting, ect
  • Built VLANs for each department on a user base ID system so they can work from home but still be on their respective VLAN. This helped bring down network utilization, collisions, bandwidth, it cut back spending on hardware and time.
  • Planned and executed major ISP change from 3 T1s to Fast E on fiber, along with 3 PRIs and PBX upgrades.

Confidential, Essex, MD

Network Command Center (NCC) Assistant - Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Successfully manage a group of eight staff members.
  • Monitor networking devices and core application servers for the DHRIS.
  • Played a key role for the NCC-GNOC integration.
  • Provided support for the DHR- Confidential data migration. Assisted in identifying and resolving network issues that were delaying the data synchronization between the two facilities.
  • Promoted, built and implemented a new Intranet site using flash
  • Identified and promoted new activities that allowed members of the NCC staff to obtain and master new skills.

Confidential, Essex, MD

Network Security Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluated networks infrastructure to identify possible trouble areas, points of failure, security risks, and recommend possible solutions for improvement. Provided consultation on new hardware and software purchases.
  • Setup, configured and maintained firewalls.
  • Setup, configured, secured, and administered Windows 2000/2003/2008 servers.
  • Deployed and managed Exchange servers and antispam solutions.
  • Deployed and managed Antivirus solutions.
  • Installed, configured and monitored backup devices.
  • Played a key role with Intrusion Detection Systems to help mitigate hacking attempts.
  • Planned and executed a disaster recovery simulation, checklist, walk through, and full outage.
  • Planned Hot and warm site recovery facilities in the event of disaster.
  • Planned and executed penetration tests on internet facing systems using social engineering, brute forcers, SQL injections, cross site scripting, ect
  • Implemented policies to secure access to corporate data.
  • Managed corporate access system.

Confidential, Jackson, MI

Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Liaison for the network upgrade\migration from a 2003 environment to Active Directory 2008. The project entailed upgrading the LAN\WAN infrastructure for the entire organization including hardware.
  • Managed site-to-site relocation for a mid-sized client. The project encompassed LAN/WAN architecture redesign, server’s consolidation, identifying new service providers, implementation of a new UPS device. Ensured minimal network downtime.
  • Created new backup strategies for clients, utilizing DLT tape drives and off site tape rotations (Depending on the client).
  • Managed and performed a major project to fix all Confidential PC’s from local school.
  • From hardware diagnostics to main board component fixes and virus removals. Also setting up multiple images and a WOL image server for easy restores.

Confidential, Jackson, MI

Network Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Created Network Documentation: assessed network infrastructure and resources to identify potential points of failure, security breaches, and areas of improvements. Developed disaster preparedness plan.
  • Played a key role in wiring the new open heart surgery building and implementing all new networking hardware to accommodate.
  • Network Upgrade - upgraded Domain Controllers, Firewall, and Switches.
  • Upgraded phone system. Hardware and software upgrade.
  • Implemented IT Helpdesk Heat to provide a better level of service to the company employees.
  • Created new procedures: new laptop checkup list; laptop checkup program; equipment checkout list.
  • Found ways to save the hospital money by turning doctor’s dictations into electronic documents.

Confidential, Jackson, MI

Double Agent

Responsibilities:

  • Deployed a VNC application that facilitated connections to remote locations and permitted 90% of application issues to be resolved with no lag time which increased productivity and morale significantly; solution was implemented at no cost to the clients.
  • Served as the primary point of contact in an office relocation. Managed the relocation of the LAN/WAN and phone equipment, ensured that all floor wiring requirements were met; ensured minimal network downtime.
  • Increased operational efficiency by implementing Counterspy software which actively detected, deleted and protected computers from spyware and adware. Solution resulted in a 90% reduction in spyware / adware and a significant time savings for technicians who previously removed spyware manually at each workstation for a client.
  • Always hit store budget goals for my department while finding ways to cut spending.

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