Senior-Level Information Security Officer eager to contribute extensive talents toward supporting a dynamic company in strengthening network security and policy compliance.
Results-driven leader with a solid ability to determine, create, direct and maintain security architecture for all technology platforms. Proven expertise in training, directing, coaching, mentoring, and motivating staff to exhibit performance and productivity excellence. Extremely skilled in security infrastructure analysis, vulnerability and penetration assessments, and data privacy. Adept at formulating comprehensive plans, procedures and methods to safeguard highly sensitive and confidential information. Proficiency in identifying, mitigating, and swiftly resolving crucial information security flaws. Polished expertise in procurement of new technology, vendor relations, negotiations, and contract administration. Outstanding blend of problem solving, analytical, management, multi-tasking and communication skills with fluency in Russian.
Handpicked based on exceptional technical acumen and leadership attributes to serve as Senior Information Assurance Lead on a multi-year $120M IT contract.
Championed implementation of first-ever DoD host-based security system (Intrusion Detection System/Firewall/system base-lining tool) on three separate classification levels.
Slashed network security vulnerabilities by 90% within first year and by 99% at the end of year two for U.S. Strategic Command.
Successfully organized and led major team effort to achieve Computer Network Defense-Service Provider Level II Certification for USSTRATCOM.
Enhanced efficiency of data collection by 70% within Strategic Command headquarters by creating Knowledge Management policy and template structure.
As former Senior Systems Controller, adeptly managed 600 communication lines and systems for the Commander of North-American Air Defense (NORAD).
Possess active Top Secret Security Clearance.
McCallie Associates, Inc., Bellevue, NE, 2004 to Present
Senior Security Engineer
Analyze and develop critical computer network defenses and security capabilities for U.S. Strategic Command's collateral (Unclassified - Top Secret) computer networks.
Serve as Chief Information Security Officer for 10,000+ PCs on multiple platforms, as well as other infrastructure assets and more than 300 network devices.
Spearhead technical support for Information Assurance product development and deployment.
Apply sharp leadership talents toward supervising, mentoring and motivating 13 personnel.
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Professional Experience continued
Partner with other U.S. Strategic Command Directorates and DoD-level organizations in reviewing and assembling Information Operations, Information Assurance, and computer network defense policy, joint strategy documents, and long-range planning documents.
United States Strategic Command, Offutt AFB,
NE, 2002 to 2004
- Proactively determined and developed key critical computer network defense and security capabilities for U.S. Strategic Command's collateral computer networks.
- Built, supervised and directed 10-person STRATCOM Computer Emergency Response Team (STRATCERT) work center to defend against hacking, virus, security incidents, and malicious activity against Command's networks.
- Orchestrated reconfiguration of network boundary systems, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems to fortify protection of Command's critical information and information systems.
United States Strategic Command, 2000 to 2002
Joint Command Staff Officer
Led daily administration of Clinger-Cohen Act within Strategic Command headquarters to improve government use of information technology.
Diligently advised and guided Chief Information Officer in prioritizing information technology investments, and supervised several system administrators.
Regulated and managed Command's data administration and knowledge management functions.
Actively contributed to strategic information technology planning, identified and recommended technical approaches to meet operational/mission needs, and continually evaluated performance of IT systems.
Force Communication Agency, Scott AFB IL, 1999 to 2000
Applied keen critical thinking abilities toward analyzing and streamlining information flow and decision-making processes.
Resourcefully created tracking database to manage, organize and expedite products and reports in and out of directorate.
Prior background includes multiple Enlisted and Officer positions with United States Air Force.
M.A., Computer Resource & Information Management, Webster University, St Louis, Missouri, 1999
B.A., Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 1988
CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional), 2008
ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) v3 Foundation Certification
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