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Application Security Engineer Resume

Middletown, NJ


  • An accomplished Security Engineer with 5+ years of experience specialized in Web Application Security, Information Security, Penetration Testing, Secure Coding, Application Security Controls and Validation, Risk Assessments, Regulatory Compliance and Secure Software Development Life Cycle (secureSDLC) and Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) of security scanning.
  • Hands - on with Penetration Testing, DAST, SAST and manual ethical hacking and Performed vulnerability scanning using Nessus, NMAP, OpenVAS, and Nexpose.
  • Worked with global security teams performing application and IT infrastructure security assessments.
  • Determined, action-oriented and result-focused consultant. Driven by new challenges and desire to be successful in all endeavors.
  • Provide onsite Symantec DLP technical service and support to a Large Enterprise customer base.
  • Providing Technical help to customers on various issues of Symantec Endpoint Protection.
  • Implementation of Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • Expert in Implementing & managing Symantec tools like Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Secure Web Gateway (ProxySG).
  • Good experience in performance tuning of SQL queries and identifying root cause of blocking queries with large number of records.
  • Experience working on monitoring tools using Rapid 7 Nexpose to scan the network for security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Hands-on experience in developing security controls, creation of risk control matrices and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Working knowledge of OWASP Top 10 and SANS Top 25 software guidelines, including Payment Card Industry (PCI-DSS), Sarbanes-Oxley Section404 (SOX), NIST (800-53) .
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently as well as in a team.
  • An efficient team player in challenging and creative environment with excellent capacity to adapt new technologies and skills.
  • Possess strong technical aptitude with strong analytical, work ethic, problem solving and communication skills.
  • Good understanding of administering and implementing SIEM, DLP, Web sense, Advance malware detection program, vulnerability assessment, and prevention,
  • Worked on Security Engineering Assessments to address gaps and major findings and helped application teams to mitigate the gaps.


Security Tools: Metasploit Pro, ZED attack proxy, SQLMAP, Wireshark, Nmap, Symantec Endpoint Protection, DBProtect, Splunk SIEM, Palo Alto Traps, Tanium Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud security, VPN, CyberArk PAM.

DAST and SAST tools: IBM AppScan Enterprise (ASE), Standard & Source editions, HP WebInspect, QualysGuard, BurpSuite Pro, Acunetix, SQLMAP

Operating Systems: Oracle Solaris UNIX, RedHat LINUX 4/5, Windows Server2003/2008. Kali Linux.

Java & J2EE Technology: Servlets, JavaServerPages (JSPs), JMS, Java Mail API, JNDI, LDAP, JDBC, Swing, Socket Programming.

Application Servers: Weblogic Server, iPlanet, Netscape Application Server and Microsoft IIS.

Languages: Java, Powershell, C/C++, .Net.

Scripting Languages: HTML/JavaScript.

Security Frameworks: NIST, CIS

Databases: Oracle, MS SQL Server

Web Services: RESTFul/SOAP, SOA

Web Servers: Apache Tomcat, Netscape Enterprise Server3.5, Jboss and JRun.


Confidential, Middletown, NJ

Application Security Engineer


  • Managed security assessment to ensure compliance to firm’s security standards (i.e., OWASP Top 10). Specifically, manual testing has been performed to identify Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection related attacks within the code.
  • Performed Application Security program (DAST and SAST) Confidential the enterprise level to identify, report and remediate security vulnerabilities from applications deployed in DEV, PRE-PROD and PROD environments.
  • Reviewed source code (Java/J2EE/Spring/FTL/JavaScript) and developed security filters within AppScan for critical applications.
  • Symantec Vontu DLP upgrade 11.6.2 to version 14.5 Lotus notes environment
  • Responsible for the scanning and security for Internet-facing applications.
  • Rolled out IBM AppScan products such as AppScan Enterprise (ASE), Standard, Source, Developer plug-ins to various development teams across the business lines.
  • Experience with deployment of Symantec DLP- Endpoint Prevent, Network Prevent for Email, and Network Prevent for Web, Network Discover, and ITA.
  • Configure user subnet to scan all systems using Nexpose.
  • Worked extensively with software development teams to review the source code, triage the security vulnerabilities generated by IBM AppScan, BurpSuite, HP WebInspect and eliminated false positives.
  • Generated executive summary reports showing the security assessments results, recommendations and risk mitigation plans and presented them to the respective business sponsors and senior management.
  • Participated in monthly developer workshops to educate and train developers on secureSDLC, scan source code using IBM AppScan Source, triage and resolve the security vulnerabilities.
  • Working on Vulnerability Management using QualysGuard and Nexpose
  • Participated in the implementation of AWS Cloud security for applications being deployed in the Cloud.
  • Created comprehensive security write-ups on Pulse Secure VPN tool which articulate security issues, analysis and remediation techniques.
  • Security Agent Endpoint testing of CrowdStrike Saas, SentinelOne Saas, and ForcePoint DLP on Windows and Mac systems
  • Responsible for the daily monitoring and investigation of violated Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies using the Forcepoint Triton Security Gateway.
  • Monitor and investigate SOC incidents and alerts with Splunk, SourceFire and McAfee EPO.
  • Design, implement and manage security tools and systems (IDS, IPS, VPN, WAF, DLP, Anti-Virus, Content Filtering, Anti-Malware, honeypots, McAfee SEIM, Vulnerability Scanners, Web Proxies, Forensic toolkits, MFA, key management) in a Mid-level computing environment that spans multiple physical and virtual data centers.
  • Troubleshooting and tuning the performance of Symantec Endpoint Protection in the enterprise environment
  • Performed Security control assessments for the applications and suggested mitigation plans to reduce the risk.

Confidential, Newark, Delaware

Application Security Engineer


  • Performed functional testing of security solutions like RSA two factor authentication, Novel single sign on, DLP and SIEM.
  • Conducted security assessment of C, C++ & Python Web Applications
  • Worked on various business development activities like drafting response to RFP's and preparing SOW's documents.
  • Manage and maintain Firewall systems and IPS along with VPN access controls.
  • Support in detecting, understanding and resolving information security incidents and remediation.
  • Perform risk analysis to identify points of vulnerability and recommend disaster recovery strategies and business continuity planning.
  • Working on Symantec DLP to categorize threats, viruses, spyware, malware and suspicious behavior to prevent a potential attack
  • Analyzed and advised on the risk and remediation of security issues based on reports from vulnerability assessment scanners, patch management tools, and emerging threat information.
  • Administer, Maintain, and deploy Juniper IPS & VPN systems, and McAfee network based Data Loss Prevention (DLP) devices.
  • Symantec Vontu DLP upgraded Vontu from 12.0 to 14.0 built out 7 new 2012R2 servers connect to SQL DB.
  • DLP Symantec Vontu DLP copied over existing DLP rule sets and added a few regex filters -
  • Security Agent Endpoint testing of CrowdStrike SaaS, SentinelOne Saas, andForcePointDLP on Windows and Mac systems
  • Symantec Vontu Integrated with EMAIL Mail Transfer Hub McAfee MEG Mail exchange gateway.
  • Create Nexpose remediation reports, vulnerability graphs and threat comparisons.
  • Manage and maintain an Active Directory forest infrastructure.
  • Troubleshoot common Windows and Active Directory issues.
  • Locate and assimilate new information to provide context for security events.
  • Evaluate, deploy and manage information security system solutions such as strong authentication, key management, IPS, SIEM, antimalware, vulnerability scanners, MDM and others.
  • Proficient in understanding application level vulnerabilities like XSS, SQL Injection, CSRF, authentication bypass, cryptographic attacks, authentication flaws etc.
  • Hands on experience with Rapid 7 nexpose vulnerability scanning on pre-prod and prod assets.
  • Performing onsite & remote security consulting including penetration testing, application testing, web application security assessment, onsite internet security assessment, social engineering, wireless assessment, and IDS/IPS hardware deployment.
  • Conduct network monitoring and intrusion detection analysis using various Computer Network Defense (CND) tools, such as Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), Firewalls, Host Based Security System (HBSS), etc.
  • Capturing and analyzing network traffic Confidential all layers of the OSI model.
  • Monitor the Security of Critical System (e.g. e-mail servers, database servers, Web Servers, Application Servers, etc.)
  • Worked on testing the vulnerabilities of .net applications and suggested best practices for securing code practices.
  • Change Management to highly sensitive Computer Security Controls to ensure appropriate system administrative actions, investigate and report on noted irregularities.
  • Conduct network Vulnerability Assessments using tools to evaluate attack vectors, Identify System Vulnerabilities and develop remediation plans and Security Procedures.
  • Identifying the critical, High, Medium, Low vulnerabilities in the applications based on OWASP Top 10 and SANS 25 and prioritizing them based on the criticality.
  • The experience has enabled me to find and address security issues effectively, implement new technologies and efficiently resolve security problems. With having strong Network Communications, Systems & Application Security (software) background looking forward for implementing, creating, managing and maintaining information security frameworks for large scale challenging environments.


Security Engineer


  • Developed server side business components using Java Servlets, JSPs, and Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs)
  • Developed application presentation layer, which is based on Spring MVC framework involving JSP, Servlets and HTML, CSS
  • Developed this web application to store all system information in a central location. This was developed using Spring MVC, jQuery, JSP, Servlet, Oracle 10g, HTML and CSS
  • Developed Servlets and Utilized Node.js to create a fast and efficient chat server.
  • Analyzed performance issues in the application, related system configuration and developed solutions for improvement.
  • Worked with development teams to run Vulnerability scans for their applications.
  • Performed static and dynamic analysis of web applications for Internal teams.
  • Generated reports with team containing findings & remediation suggestions.
  • Identified new and current vulnerabilities that could impact resources by consistently checking vulnerability sites and feeds daily.

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