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Lead Security Engineer/consultant Resume

Baltimore, MD

SUMMARY

  • An Information Security Professional with experience of over 9 years in Application Security, Security Architecture & Design, API Security, AWS & Azure Cloud Security, Penetration Testing, Network Security, Secure Coding, CI/CD Pipeline, Mobile Security, Cryptography, PKI, Security Information Event Management (SIEM), Security Controls and Validation, IT Risk Assessments, Regulatory Compliance and Secure Software Development Life Cycle (secureSDLC)
  • Penetration testing based on OWASP Top 10 and SANS25.
  • Analyze the results of penetrations tests, design reviews, source code reviews and other security tests. Decide on what to remediate and what to risk accept based on security requirements.
  • Highly analytical computer security analyst with success both defending and attacking large - scale enterprise networks.
  • Experience using a wide variety of security tools to include Kali-Linux, Metasploit, HP WebInspect, HP Fortify, Burp Suite Pro, Wireshark, L0phtcrack, Snort, Nmap, Nmap-NSE, Cain and Abel, Nitko, Dirbuster, IBM App Scan, OWASP ZAProxy, Nessus, Open Vas, W3AF, BeEF, Etthercap, Maltego, Wifi-Security, SIFT, SOAP UI, FOCA, Havij, Yersinia, Recon-ng, Aircrack-ng suite,
  • Involved in implementing and validating the security principles of minimum attack surface area, least privilege, secure defaults, avoiding security by obscurity, keep security simple, Fixing security issues correctly.
  • Experience in securing network infrastructure and applications deployed in AWS and Azure Cloud environments.
  • Strong knowledge in Manual and Automated Security testing for Web Applications.
  • Working knowledge of OWASP Top 10 and SANS Top 25 software guidelines, Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's (FFIEC) regulations, including Payment Card Industry (PCI-DSS), HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley Section404 (SOX).
  • Analyze the results of penetrations tests, design reviews, source code reviews and other security tests. Decide on what to remediate and what to risk accept based on security requirements.
  • SOX Compliance Audit experience on controls like User access management, Change Management, Incident Management.
  • Good Experience in exploiting the recognized vulnerabilities.
  • Experience in Threat Modeling during Requirement gathering and Design phases.
  • Experience with Security Risk Management with TCP-based networking.
  • Experience with TCP/IP, Firewalls, LAN/WAN.
  • Experience in implementing Security Incident and Event Management System (SIEM) using HP ArcSight, Splunk.
  • Quick Learner, Committed team player with interpersonal skills and enjoy challenging environment with scope to improve self and contribute to the cause of the organization.
  • Excellent problem-solving and leadership abilities.
  • Experience in Web UI Development implementing web development tools like HTML 4.0/5, XHTML, DHTML, CSS/CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, JSON and XML.
  • Knowledgeable about Document Object Model (DOM) and DOM Functions along with experience in Object Oriented Programming Concepts, Object Oriented JavaScript and Implementation.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Security Tools: IBM AppScan Enterprise (ASE), Standard & Source editions, HP WebInspect, QualysGuard, RSAArcher, FireEye Retina, Onapsis, BurpSuite Pro, Acunetix, Fortify SCA, WAS, SQLMAP. CHEKMARX ( Code Analysis) SecureAssist, AppDetect, AppRador, Oracle Identity Manager, Oracle Access Manager,JHijack, Metasploit Pro, ZED attack proxy, Firemon, SQLMAP, Wireshark, WebScarab, Paros, BlueCoat Proxy, Nmap, BMC BladeLogic, Nessus, Rapid7 Nexpose, Tripwire, Symantec Vontu, DBProtect, ArcSight SIEM, e-DMZ Password Auto Repository (PAR), Varonis, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud security.

Programming Languages: Java, C# .NET, C, C++

Identity & Data Protection Tools: SafeNet KeySecure, ProtectDB, ProtectFile, RSA Single Sign-On (SSO), Two-Factor (2F) authentication, SafeNet eToken 5110.

DevSecOps: GitHub, Docker Container, TFS, BOTO3, AWS Config, AWS CLI, AWS, CloudWatch

Scripting Languages: Python, Basic shell Scripting, Perl

Web Technologies: HTML 4.0/5, XHTML, DHTML, CSS2/CSS3, JAVASCRIPT, JQUERY, AJAX, JSON and XML

Web Services: RESTFul/SOAP, SOA, UDDI, WSDL

Operating System: Linux/Unix (Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Kali Linux), Windows.

Databases: MySQL, Oracle, MSSQL

Network Enumeration: Maltego, Google Hacking, DNS, SMB, LDAP.

Port/Vulnerability Scanning: Nmap/Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE), Netcat, Nessus

Sniffing/Man-in-the-Middle: Wireshark, Ettercap, Cain

Web Application Vulnerability Scanning: , Nessus, OpenVas, Vega, Acunetix, HP Web inspect, IBM AppScan, Qualys guard.

Cloud Security: Amazon Web Services (AWS), MS Azure, Key Vault, Cloud Security Alliance 3.0

Server/Client-Side Exploitation: Metasploit, Social Engineering Toolkit (SET).

Password Cracking: Hydra, Medusa,Rainbow Crack, 0phcrack, John the Ripper, Pyrit

Web Application: Manual SQL Injection, Manual Cross Site Scritping(XSS), Cross site request forgery(CSRF), SQLmap

Debuggers: Ollydbg, WinDBG.

Wireless: Aircrack-NG Suite and Kismet

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Lead Security Engineer/Consultant

Confidential, Baltimore, MD

Responsibilities:

  • Conducted Vulnerability Assessment (DAST and SAST) of Web and Mobile (iOS and Android Applications, including third party applications. The tools IBM AppScan, ZAProxy, BurpSuite Pro SecureAssist, HPE Fortify WebInspec, CheckMarx, Qradar, Fortify, WAS. have been utilized for scanning the applications.
  • Conducted IT security risk assessments including, threat analysis and threat modeling (STRIDE, DREAD).
  • Implemented controls to secure network infrastructure and applications deployed in AWS and Azure cloud environments.
  • Performed code analysis with CHECKMARX.
  • Automated the manual scanning process into the build environment using Jenkins, Maven and Gradle. Developed Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) of security scans, report generation and distribution.
  • Conducted application penetration testing of 85+ business applications.
  • Developed Security API library to in corporate security into the existing applications.
  • Implemented Secure Software Development Life Cycle (S-SDLC) processes; developed secure coding practices for web, mobile applications, including database and middleware systems.
  • Triaged security vulnerabilities to eliminate false positives and worked with the developers for remediation.
  • Work experience with HTTP, HTTPS, network layer protocols, WS-Federation and application layer protocols.
  • Acquainted with various approaches to Grey & Black box security testing.
  • Hands-on with database security / Vulnerability scanner using Imperva Scuba and IBM Guardium.
  • Developed Security API and deployed to development teams which helps them write lower risk applications in a secure manner.
  • Developed security policies and standards and made sure the business applications are in compliance with the standards.
  • Implemented DevSecOps tools for automating various security scanning processes. The tools such as Docker, PowerShell, BOTO3, and AWS CLI have been used for automation.
  • Working with Docker Container workloads by implementing control groups, namespaces and access controls for workloads.
  • Prepared reports for document security breaches and the extent of the damage caused by the breaches and responsible for the tracking and assignment of tickets to Security Operations Team
  • Implemented OAuth2.0, SAML and Single Sign-on (SSO) for various enterprise applications.
  • Working knowledge of OWASP Top 10 and SANS Top 25 software guidelines, Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's (FFIEC) regulations, including Payment Card Industry (PCI-DSS), HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley Section404 (SOX).
  • 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.
  • Proficient in understanding application level vulnerabilities like XSS, SQL Injection, ClickJacking, CSRF, authentication bypass, cryptographic attacks, authentication flaws etc.
  • Conducted security assessment of PKI Enabled Applications
  • Performed pen testing of both internal and external networks. The pen testing scope included O/S (Windows and Linux) and external facing web apps and database servers that store customer confidential information.
  • Working knowledge with Windows Servers administration and Windows troubleshooting
  • Designed and review the windows architecture and identify security gaps within the architecture environments.
  • Skilled using Burp Suite Pro, HP Web Inspect, IBM AppScan Standard, Source and Enterprise, NMAP, Dirbuster, Qualysguard, Nessus, SQLMap, RSA Archer, FireEye Retina for web application penetration tests and infrastructure testing. Performing onsite & remote security consulting including penetration testing, application testing, web application security assessment, onsite internet security assessment, social engineering, wireless assessment, and Symantec IDS/IPS hardware deployment.
  • Capturing and analyzing network traffic at all layers of the OSI model.
  • Monitor the Security of Critical System (e.g. e-mail servers, database servers, Web Servers, Application Servers, etc.).
  • Performed pen testing of both internal and external networks. The pen testing scope included O/S AIX, SQL, and Oracle Database.
  • Performed the configuration of security solutions like RSA two factor authentication, Single Sign on (SSO), Symantec DLP and log aggregation and analysis using HP ArcSight SIEM.
  • 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 including, security policies, standards and procedures.

Sr. Information Security Consultant

Confidential, WI

Responsibilities:

  • Conducted Vulnerability Assessment for various applications.
  • Managed security assessments to ensure compliance to firm’s security standards (i.e., OWASP Top 10, SANS25). Specifically, security testing has been performed to identify XML External Entity (XXE), Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection related attacks within the code.
  • Conducted security assessment of Cryptography applications including the apps that use Gemalto Hardware Security Model (HSM).
  • Strong understanding of IP networking concepts and TCP/IP protocols
  • Working knowledge with Windows Servers administration and Windows troubleshooting
  • Performed the penetration testing of mobile (Android and iOS) applications, specifically, APK reverse engineering, traffic analysis and manipulation, dynamic runtime analysis was performed.
  • Implemented HP ArcSight ESM including, correlation rules, data-monitors, reports, event annotation stages, case customization, active lists, and pattern discovery.
  • Performed pen testing of both internal and external networks. The pen testing scope included O/S (Windows and Linux) and external facing web apps and database servers that store customer confidential information.
  • Participated in Web Application Security Testing including the areas covering Mobile, Network, security, WIFI.
  • Conducted pen testing for the Web Services (SOA) used by various travel agency partners to connect to Wyndham for booking and reservations.
  • Skilled using Burp Suite, Checkmarx, HP Fortify, WebInspec, SecureAssist, WAS, NMAP, Havij, DirBuster for web application penetration tests.
  • Generated and presented reports on Security Vulnerabilities to both internal and external customers.
  • Security assessment of online applications to identify the vulnerabilities in different categories like Input and data Validation, Authentication, Authorization, Auditing & logging.
  • Vulnerability Assessment of various web applications used in the organization using Burp Suite, and Web Scarab, HP Web Inspect.
  • Experience with Identity and Access Management (IAM) and development of user roles and policies for user access management.
  • Analyzed correlation rules developed for Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) system. Reviewed the solution implemented for “log forwarding” from various network devices to ArcSight central logging for alerting and security monitoring.
  • Training the development team on the most common vulnerabilities and common code review issues and explaining the remediation.
  • Follow up and ensure the closure of the raised vulnerabilities by revalidating and ensuring 100% Closure.
  • Update with the new hackings and latest vulnerabilities to ensure no such loopholes are present in the existing System

Sr. Security Engineer

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting Web Application Vulnerability Assessment & Threat Modeling, Gap Analysis, secure code review on the applications.
  • Conducted security assessments for firewalls, routers, VPNs, BlueCoat Proxy, IDS/IPS, OS (Windows and Linux) and verified their compliance to internal and external security standards.
  • Experience with ISO 27001/27002 Certification for ISMS, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Compliance.
  • Doing multiple level of testing before production to ensure smooth deployment cycle.
  • Creation of Generic Scripts for testing and reusability.
  • Application Security Review of all the impacted and non-impacted issues.
  • Providing guidance to Engineering teams for better understanding of Vulnerabilities.
  • Assisting customer in understanding risk and threat level associated with vulnerability so that customer may or may not accept risk with respect to business criticality
  • Identifying the critical, High, Medium, Low vulnerabilities in the applications based on CIS, OWASP Top 10 and SANS 25 and prioritizing them based on the criticality for remediation.
  • Assisting in review of solution architectures from security point of view which helps avoiding security related issues/threats at the early stage of project
  • Ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

Software Developer (Java/J2EE)

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Designed and developed a suite of applications used by the internal security department, including BPlanner, OATS.
  • Design and implementation of SOAP, RESTful Web services.
  • 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 JQuery to create a fast and efficient chat server.
  • Implemented the Scrum Agile methodology for iterative development of the application.
  • Developed server side business components using Java Servlets, JSPs, and Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs)
  • Automated code deployment to production environment by creating tasks using ANT, Maven deployment tools.
  • Involved in system design, enterprise application development using object-oriented analysis in Java/JEE6.
  • Used Spring Framework for Dependency injection and integrated with the Hibernate framework for interacting with the Oracle database.
  • Developed stored procedures, views and triggers using Oracle PL/SQL.
  • Analyzed performance issues in the application, related system configuration and developed solutions for improvement.
  • Involved in WebLogic and Tomcat application server installation and configuration in production, development and QA environments.
  • Conducted training sessions to the rest of the development team on advanced technologies, code reviews and discussion sessions to ensure that coding standards are followed.

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