Network/System Security and Design Engineer
I am an honest and hard working individual who loves the challenging IT environment. I love working in IT because I am constantly building or refining a skill. I enjoy exerting a creative energy when working with customers on finding solutions to IT needs and/or problems. I also enjoy teaching IT concepts, and come from an educational background.
I have 20+ years of experience in network engineering, server administration, and systems security. I frequently work with Cisco and Aruba network solutions for both wired and wireless solutions that support scan guns, servers, computers, and VoIP phones. I work with various SIEM/NIDS/HIDS solutions along with NetFlow/SFlow/NBar to create integrated security solutions.
I also have extensive experience with SNMP, Perl, Python, Solarwinds, Nagios/NagiosXI for creating monitoring solutions for diverse networked environments.
I have deployed Linux-based server solutions for DNS, DHCP, EMail, LAMP, and SQUID solutions. Squid solutions involved WCCP, TPROXY, and Squid operating as a transparent HTTP caching appliance.
I have setup VPN solutions with commercial and opensource VPN solutions include Cisco and OpenVPN. I have used RADIUS, LDAP, ActiveDirectory as authentication backends. I have used software and token based OTP solutions for two-factor authentication of VPN and secure management interfaces.
I have experience with many firewalls, including: WatchGuard, Cisco PIX/ASA, SonicWall, Astaro, IPTables, ipfw, and Untangle. I have worked with various
NIDS solutions: Snort, Suricata, OSSIM, AlienVault, and SecurityOnion.
HIDS solutions: OSSEC, Tripwire