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Sr. Security Consultant Resume

SUMMARY:

Seasoned IT Professional with extensive experience in Strategy, Strategic Alignment, Audits, Monitoring, and countermeasures, Organizational leadership development, Management and proven excellence in leading growth, change, and building strong cultures, building high - performing teams, collaborating to achieve alignment, to deliver superior results.

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Audits, Monitoring, and Metrics
  • Awareness and training
  • Controls and Countermeasures
  • Leadership
  • Other Assurance Activities
  • Performance Measurement
  • Police and Corresponding Standard and Procedures
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Strategy
  • Team Building
  • Value Delivery

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Sr. Security Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Perform risk assessments
  • Perform Vulnerability Scans
  • Patch Management
  • IAM
  • Strategy
  • Install and configure Symantec Antivirus Endpoint
  • Policy and corresponding Standards and Procedures
  • High Level Documentation and corresponding process flow diagrams
  • Audits, monitoring, and metrics.
  • Train IT staff at client sites
  • Produce high level security reports.
  • Controls and countermeasures
  • High level meetings with clients
  • Interface with third party providers to discuss results and remediation.
  • Threat remediation
  • Analyze systems then prepare a security assessment.
  • Business Continuity
  • Disaster recovery documentation

Confidential, Madison, WI

Sr. Security GRC Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Alignment
  • Strategy
  • Policy and corresponding standards and procedures
  • Awareness and training
  • Controls and countermeasures
  • Audits, monitoring, and metrics
  • Other assurance activities
  • Maintain a regiment of vulnerability assessments and regular reporting for regulatory and contractual compliance for PCI and SOC2
  • Develop and implement disaster recovery / business continuity plans
  • Develop PCI requirements to achieve and exceed compliance requirements from a risk assessment standpoint
  • Threat Remediation
  • Develop training manuals and labs for new employees
  • Providing assessment / audit support - including streamlining the conversations with other departments within the company
  • Analyzes business impact and exposure based on emerging security threats, vulnerabilities, and risks.
  • Assurances that quality and risks are effectively addressed in relation to services
  • Create exceptions when necessary to meet compliance requirements
  • Prioritize remediation and follow-up to completion

Confidential, Schaumburg, IL

IT Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Risk Assessment for clients
  • Created business continuity and disaster recovery plans
  • Performed Security assessments
  • Threat Remediation
  • Vulnerability Assessments / Scanning
  • Ensure new and existing systems are configured maintained, based on PCI DSS requirements
  • Issue reports of system vulnerabilities and interface with internal groups to remediate
  • Participate in technical evaluation of security of third party service providers
  • Manage and co-ordinate risk assessments of third party provider organization
  • Maintain and execute a regiment of on-going risk assessments of third party organization and services relevant to ISO 27000, PCI, NIST, COBIT and HIPAA standards
  • Maintain a regiment of vulnerability assessments and regular reporting for regulatory and contractual compliance for PCI and SOC2
  • Interpret risk assessments and work with internal departments for remediation
  • Creates reports and supporting on-going risk assessments for regulatory reporting
  • Initiates guidance for resolving any identified security related gaps and work to remediate or to implement compensating controls
  • Collaborate with teams to promote re-use and develop consistent technical secure, implementation and support processes
  • Interface with third party providers to discuss and perform application vulnerability analysis
  • Pinpoint then discuss remediation of vulnerabilities

Confidential, Northbrook, IL

IT Infrastructure Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Performance excellence disciplines with business based on leadership, knowledge, and execution that lead to high performance excellence through character - based initiatives
  • Rescued an aging infrastructure by created a virtual environment that resulted in cost savings.
  • Document environment when none existed.
  • Created detailed map of data center and network infrastructure
  • Critical liaison in the Merger between Confidential Construction and Granite construction.
  • Assumed multiple roles to ensure a smooth transition.
  • Provided, valuable fundamental structure that was later incorporated within the Granite IT culture.
  • Risk Assessments.
  • Vulnerability Scanning/Patch Management
  • Identity Access Management
  • Initiated retraining of entire company to minimize human errors of new ERP system.
  • Provided, guidance and leaders for the IT department during the transition stage to Granite Construction.
  • High level communication with Senior Leadership.
  • Phishing campaign
  • Drafted updated policy and corresponding standards and procedures

Confidential, Elk Grove Village, IL

Sr. Programmer Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Changed culture of how the department was viewed
  • Collaborated with Stake holders on design and setup of new office in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Involved in high-level meetings for new ERP system to raise value and IT awareness.
  • Re-designed infrastructure within the company.
  • Introduced and Install new ERP System
  • Vendor Management
  • Procurement
  • Ensured updated policy and corresponding standards and procedures
  • Access Management
  • Risk Assessments
  • Security Assessments
  • SQL Scripting
  • Crystal reports

Confidential, Wheaton, IL

IT Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitated leadership development and strategic change programs in three client organizations, healthcare, construction, and legal practices.
  • Helped small business owners change culture throughout their organizational leadership.
  • Risk assessments
  • Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery
  • Security Assessments
  • Systems Analysts

Confidential, Rosemont, IL

Network Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Created IT infrastructure from the ground up, and then created savings when on the road for shows, by connecting to Confidential using Citrix.
  • Created IT Department from the ground up, and removed the negative stigma that IT was considered an expense but showed how the department creates value by driving technology and solution.
  • Create cost savings solution by leasing IP addresses from the vendors that connected back to Confidential using secure encryption, thus allowing for all data to be active and live.
  • Risk Management
  • Security Assessments & Guidance
  • Vulnerability Scanning.
  • Access Management
  • HIPAA Risk Assessments / Audits

Confidential, Northbrook, IL

IT Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Met with stake holders in claims legal offices around the country, and created a culture of professional excellence, that Confidential was competent in performing the services contracted to do.
  • Assigned to work with all claims legal offices, as a last resort to salvage contracts.
  • Salvaged contracts lost through poor human capital, by becoming a key representative in negotiating new contracts. Responsibilities, included creation of training programs that involved employees from claim legal office, so that they were aware and ensure superior services.

Confidential

IT Director

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the management strategy and execution of IT infrastructure for both hotel and casino.
  • Oversee technical projects in alignment with organizational goals.
  • Directing the effective delivery of networks, development, and disaster recovery systems and processes
  • IT Annual Budget
  • Upgrade systems and invested in new technologies and support operational efficiency
  • Created cost savings of 95% by eliminating, all overseas calls going to the local phone company, but sending all calls down 8 T1 lines, using equipment from Radio Shack. The use of the Radio Shack equipment allowed me to tie in the switchboard in Nassau directly to the one in Ft Lauderdale.
  • Reduced electrical and Confidential consumption by rewiring of the data center and replacing old AS/400’s (12 units), with 2 AS/400 UNIX boxes.
  • Create alignment with business units to align organizational structures, executives, and human capital and people focus practices with the overall business strategy to achieve better organizational performance.
  • Create training programs
  • Reduced electrical and Confidential consumption by rewiring of the data center, by replacing old AS/400’s (12 units), with 2 AS/400 UNIX boxes.
  • Recruited, trained, and managed a team of 65.
  • Hired people with skills needed to support and work a wide range of IT resources, including desktop and laptop computers, printers, telephone systems, data centers, servers, and networks.
  • Responsibilities, for securing data and IT systems against loss or attack by computer viruses or external threats.
  • Modified the IT security policy to protect corporate data on employees' mobile devices while ensuring the privacy of users’ personal data.
  • Worked closely with the Board of Directors and Senior Management.

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