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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
January 31, 2018

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Bachelor of Science – Computer Science

Nicosia Cyprus

CCSE - Check Point Security Expert.

CCSA R80- Check Point Security


Security +


Network Engineering

Internet security

Vulnerability Evaluation

Troubleshooting Level 2/3

Firewalls, Checkpoints,

Pal Alto, ASA,VSX,

IPS, DLP, VPN, Nessus, Skybox,

Firemon, Load Balancers, AWS

Cisco, Routers, Switches

Protocols OSPF, BGP

Team Mentoring Leadership

Training & Development


1204 Litchfield Lane


Lexington, KY 40513 USA


Highly competent and dependable individual with 25+ years of hands-on experience in cyber/internet security, network engineering mainly in financial industry. Expertise in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting network infrastructure and security. Proven record of evaluating system vulnerability in order to recommend security improvements as well as improve efficiency while aligning business processes with network design and infrastructure. Demonstrates proven effectiveness to concurrently prioritize and assume management, administrative, and technical tasks. Primarily striving to understand clients’ needs and provide them exceptional results through a cognitively flexible and positive approach.


Proficient in devising strategic plans and improve chances of expected outcome Skilled in planning and analyzing business requirements Able to communicate required changes to the team, and excellent interpersonal skill

Ability to test, use verification, and validation techniques on projects to check the outcome

Profound understanding of LAN and WAN management and maintenance protocols

Strong familiarity of network analysis and management tools Excellent ability to work well with others and independently as necessary Remarkable analytical and problem solving abilities PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senior Analyst – Communications Systems

HSBC-Global Internet & Network Security - Global Firewall & DDOS 2014 - Present

Lead Team/Process development off shore.

Global upgrade process development and upgrade /ever greening of Checkpoint appliances and coordinate with all regions.

Involve in AWS design/testing for North America Region Manage, Design, Support North America and Global Security; Firewalls

(Checkpoint). Environment comprised of R77.30

Gaia/VSX MDS/MLM (Global Role), Managing over 600 clusters. Identity Management and compliance testing of R80.10 Scripting and Automation of Checkpoint Health (CPU/Power Supplies/Memory/Connection) - Currently working on testing API support of R80.10

Involve in Data Center Migration / DR exercise in a very large environment across

the globe.

Senior Consultant/Resident Engineer

Avaya Operational Services, Avaya INC, USA.

Successfully provided engineering support to customers on large projects with wide

range of products

Properly managed 180 Checkpoint Firewall in cluster environment and other

security appliances along with Core net-work

Effectively managed and deployed one of the largest(Million user) Avaya



Regions Bank Montgomery,

AL; Implemented one of the


enterprise network with over 800+


Sarasota County Florida Network;



running different counties departments

(MAN- Metro Ethernet- Metro Area


Kentucky Education Network

(KEN); Managing/Implementation a

network with over million users in

176 sites of



Available upon request

Technical Consultant

Black Box Networks Service, USA 2000 - 2007

Effectively served as Technical consultant; provided services in a large enterprise networks, in the areas of Network

Engineering, Design, Security and Convergence of Regions Bank/Sarasota County and other large networks.

Led a team in the area of Nortel/Check Point Product Support, VoIP readiness, conducting network due diligence, providing Tier 2/3 on multiple platforms

(Cisco/Nortel/Check Point)

Provided Post-Sales support for medium to large size customers. Liaison with Sales Engineering to prepare for RFP’s and provide technology Presentations in the areas of Convergence, Security and Infrastructure standardization in different markets including Financial, Health Care, Government and Education.

Consultant/Network Engineer

UII Corporation, USA 1999 - 2000

Worked on large Region Bank Project deploying Nortel Networks Solutions. Set up accounts and passwords for specific users with authorization to access


Established customized software infrastructures and installed server hardware. Assisted with the maintenance and monitoring of all data communications systems.

Installed LANs WANs and established Intranet and Internet access. Ensured that all systems complied with applicable industry standards Network Architect

Mashreqbank Dubai, UAE. 1992 - 1999

Designed, implemented and managed complete local (UAE based) network with Voice/Data and Security best practices.

Assigned the responsibilities of providing on-going network support and problem resolution

Handled the responsibilities of troubleshooting network problems. International Branch Infrastructure Projects to implement corporate standards and Inter-Branch Connectivity within different counties. (Pakistan, India, Egypt, UAE, UK, USA etc.

Effectively developed Voice and Data Network Engineering teams/NOC/NMC by participating in recruiting process and then providing them with cross functional training.

Liaison with outside agencies like VISA, AMEX and Master Card to ensure the implementation of new POS based business projects

Vendor Management Global includes development of SLA’s, maintenance contract negotiations and development of proof of concepts to develop ROI’s and furnish business requirements.

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