Rich E. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Dec 2, 2015

Rich E.

IT Security and Network Services
   United States
  |   Mechanicsburg, PA
  |  2:21 pm Local Time


Technically skilled professional with experience in the following areas:

IT Security Services (Implementations, Assessments, Audits)
Cloud Computing (Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rackspace, Google Compute Engine)
Linux/Unix administration
Network Administration, Firewall Configuration, VPN implementation
Troubleshooting all of the above
Service Description
IT Security

CISSP, GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst, CCNA Security, MS in IT with a concentration in Infrastructure Assurance plus 12+ years of experience ranging from large enterprise networks to small organizations. I have the experience and training to help you meet most IT Security challenges.


Having a networking expert on staff is expensive, and not feasible for most small to mid-size organizations. I provide as needed technical support. You can rest easy knowing that experienced help is just a call or email away.

*nix administration

Lots of great free and open source software runs on Linux, but Linux is not necessarily user friendly and easy to learn. I have the experience and skills to help you implement and maintain anything that runs on Linux.

Virtual Private Networking (VPN)

I spent 2+ years testing SSL and IPSec VPN products to the protocol level. My days were spent configuring the products and looking at packets. Whether you want to implement a simple remote access VPN or a complex multi-site IPSec VPN I can help.

Cloud Computing

What is this "cloud" you speak of? Whether you already have apps running in the cloud, or are looking for the best and most economical way to leverage the cloud I can help. I have experience with Amazon Web Service (AWS), Rackspace, and Google Compute Engine. I can help you select the best platform for your needs and get your app up and running in no time.


I have 5+ years developing and delivering technical training. Whether you're looking for a week long Linux class, or a 1 hour security awarness briefing I can help.
Cisco Systems
Cisco Certified Network Associate
Awarded: 2009
Certified Intrusion Analyst
Awarded: 2005
Awarded: 2003
University of Texas at San Antonio
Master of Science Information Technology
- 2006
University of Texas at San Antonio
Bachelor of Science Computer Science
- 2000
Harrisburg Area Community College
Instructor Comupter Networking Technology
2008 - Present
Teach 200 level computer networking courses, primarily Internetworking, Cisco Routing and Switching and LInux Administration.
Lab Analyst
2007 - 2009
Tested IPsec and SSL VPN products to evaluate compliance with certifcation standards agrees upon by a Consortium of product vendors.
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
Sr Security Analyst
2001 - 2006
Manage electronic perimeter consisting of approximately 30 firewalls, including lab testing of new versions of the OS and firewall software, scheduling and deploying upgrades to production with no customer impact. Arcsight application owner. Responsible for lab testing and deploying application upgrades in the Linux environment, managing day to day operations of the tool, and problem troubleshooting and resolution. CiscoSecure IDS application owner. Responsible for lab testing and deploying upgrades, and overseeing the day to day operation of the devices to ensure that signature updates are applied in a timely manner, and that devices are functioning properly, and that events are being investigated and resolved. Sendmail subject matter expert. Responsible for patching or recompiling Sendmail when new vulnerabilities are exposed. Administer Sun Solaris and RedHat Linux servers providing DNS and smtp relay services. Perform internal and external vulnerability scans using nmap, xprobe, nessus and other tools as necessary. Use Sandstorm PhoneSweep to scan corporate phone exchanges for rouge modems. Manage web filtering and anti-spam products, as well as anti-spam capabilities of Sendmail. Create and maintain procedures relevant to technologies supported. Responsible for compliance with corporate security standards and user administration for heterogeneous Unix environment consisting of approximately 300 Solaris and AIX servers. Heavy sh and perl scripting in support of process improvements and task automation. Process improvements led to reduction in team manpower from 6 to 2 people. Performed Sybase DBMS DBA duties creating tables, triggers, and stored procedures.
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Rich E. | Elance

Rich E.