Hi, my name is Chris!
I'm an information security professional

I'm a highly motivated information security expert. I have over 6 years of combined experience ranging in fields such as system administration, networking, information security, and information assurance. I currently possess the Certified Ethical Hacker, CCNA, CCNA: Security, CompTIA Security+ certifications and a Public Trust Clearance.

 

I am actively pursuing the Amazon Certified Solutions Architect, CISSP, CCSP, and CCDA.

 

I am always looking for new opportunities, please drop me a line if you are interested.

Information Assurance and Security Systems Engineering

June 2015 - Present

Harris Corporation
Palm Bay, FL

Researched, Designed, Created, and Reviewed Security architecture plans in accordance to standards such as ISO 27001 and NIST 800-53. Utilized and created system hardening templates based on Security Technical Information Guides. Maintained and managed Ansible role for DISA STIG Unix compliant systems. Designed and built network and security system architecture in private and public cloud environments including, but not limited to RedHat OpenStack and Amazon AWS Cloud in order to facilitate proper scaling, resource utilization, and security awareness. Utilized as the foremost security systems SME for a wide array of teams and pursuits within the Harris Internal Research and Development team on the Common Services Platform pursuit. As the only systems security engineer, supported and provided sole security insights for half a dozen teams. Created Information Security Management Systems documentation for anticipation of accreditation and unified security design and operating procedure.

Information Security Systems Engineer

May 2014 - June 2015

Harris Corporation
Melbourne, FL

Monitored 24/7/365 networks and systems for viruses, worms, botnet, and other malicious activity on public and privately accessible networks. Applied SIEM methodology through suites such as Splunk, ArcSight ESM, and McAfee ESM on a day to day basis. Utilized programs and devices such as Nessus, Orion, McAfee Security Appliance, Snort, RSA, Sourcefire Defense Center, Sourcefire IDS, and Cisco FireSight, Cisco FirePower. Worked directly with the customer in order to quickly and efficiently remedy ongoing malicious activity and/or attacks. Pioneered the configuration and deployment Cisco FireSight and FirePower IDS devices for two diverse networks. Designed and coded a Sourcefire (SNORT) signature creator for mass, near zero time, creation of incident campaign signatures. Configured resources to allow for mass creation of over 1200 incident cases saving over 200 man hours.

Network Planning Engineer

January 2013 – May 2014

Harris Corporation
Melbourne, FL

Provided technical support for IP services by employing test methods to investigate and remedy network anomalies in a 99.999% uptime environment. Monitored for, analyzed, and troubleshot network problems within an operations center utilizing network management and monitoring tools such as SNMPc, Orion, Netflow, and CA Spectrum Suite. Efficiently used test methods to troubleshoot WAN/LAN technologies such as Ethernet, IP, Frame Relay, ATM, BGP, QoS, Circuit Emulation, IPSec tunnels, Cisco ASAs, and OSPF. Worked with local exchange carriers, ILECS, IXCs, internal and external groups as needed to resolve network issues. Remotely worked with onsite technicians and telecommunication partners to resolve network problem.

IT Analyst Intern

May 2012 – August 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.
Research Triangle Park, NC

Engineered all-in-one project tracking system using web development, database, and critical thinking skills. Utilized my routing, switching and UNIX skills to deploy networking devices. Assisted in the building of production-based voice gateways within the Cisco voice over IP system (CUBE & VXML). Overhauled and upgraded network devices by applying skills obtained by CCNA training and previous jobs.

Application Developer Intern

June 2011 – August 2011

Alcatel-Lucent
Naperville, IL

Created and modified applications based on Android SDK on the Java Development Platform. Completed graphic design work to provide demos and showcase dynamic webpages. Coded in languages including XML, SQL, PHP, HTML, .NET and JAVA. Deployed UNIX based web server for development and production resources.

Assistant Network Engineer

August 2010 – May 2011

Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP)
West Lafayette, IN

Responded to issues that arose across Purdue’s Campus related to networking. Configured Cisco switches and routers to integrate with existing network. Utilized critical thinking to troubleshoot network problems ranging all tiers. Installed hardware in new buildings across campus (full building installs).

IT Lead

January 2010 – December 2012

Delta Chi Fraternity Purdue Chapter
West Lafayette, IN

Managed and configured a multi-platform computer network for 140+ people. Configured HP switches and access points in order to effectively cover entire building. Setup and managed PfSense firewall to properly NAT (PAT), distribute DHCP addresses, and protect against threats. Regarded as SME on all technical matters related to network, computers, AV, and general technical problems. Designed, programmed, and implemented organization’s website and webhost. Performed site survey to best implement, provide, and ultimately support wireless network across facility.