I am a self-motivated, ambitious systems administrator and IT security specialist. I have extensive technology experience and a deep understanding of security concepts and can apply these principals in high security environments. The combination of my business leadership knowledge, security experience, and technological aptitude makes me a very valuable asset.
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I enjoy solving complex problems by using technology as the catalyst and I have a strong passion for technology.
As a security professional, I am well versed in security concepts and tools. I am able to assess a system and provide comprehensive recommendations to make immediate improvements to the security of the system. Using my experience as a system administrator, I am also able to enact the recommendations. I am certified as a GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) and am also Tenable Certified Nessus Auditor (TCNA).
I can provide architecture and engineering support in designing a new system or fixing a problem in an existing system. I have experience as a systems administrator at two large data centers (Rackspace Hosting and E*Trade Financial) and can pull on that experience to design systems.
I am also knowledgeable on Cloud technologies including Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Software as a Service providers (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS). After assessing the system design goal and purpose, I can make recommendations on moving into cloud services and can also implement the recommendation. Moving "into the cloud" can be a cost saving activity, but only if done correctly and the application fits. In some cases, the cloud provider can provide continuing Operation and Maintenance (O&M) with little to no outside input.
I have taught myself several programming languages and concepts, and have learned to use different tools. Some of the concepts that I am familiar with include:
* Web Application/Integration: Facebook, Twitter, Skype, LinkedIn,...
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Data Center Technician
2009 - 2010
I built the hardware, installed the operating system, racked and cabled new managed servers in a very large data center. I worked with Linux (Red Hat Enterprise 5) and Windows servers to...