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Information Security Analyst

Mantua, Ohio, 44255, United States
February 20, 2018

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Creative and passionate cyber security professional with hands on experience in

system administration, technical planning and execution, information security governance, organizational maturity, risk management, continuity planning, policy development, and asset protection. Areas of expertise include: JOHN LIVELY

216-***-**** MANTUA, OH 44255-9146 SOC Analyst



Summit Racing Equipment // February 2015-September 2017

• Implemented Vulnerability Management and Patch Management Programs.

• Assisted with IronPort Proxy and ASA Firewall configuration changes.

• Documented and performed technical and administrative processes.

• Security Awareness Program including virtual courseware and internal advertising.

• Managed Windows endpoints for compliance with patch and antivirus policies.

• Created and pursued roadmaps to meet CIS Critical Security Controls. INFORMATION SECURITY CONSULTANT

SecureState // February 2014-June 2014

• Led several phases of a large retail client’s Vulnerability Management Program.

• Worked with client’s operations staff to develop remediation procedures based on policies and in-house systems.

• Performed control and risk assessments and delivered recommendations, leading clients to strengthen their security postures and mature organizational programs.

• Created a FISMA cross compliance mapping tool, that identified the controls relative to each other in both NIST 800-53 and ISO 27002:2013. IT AND BUSINESS CONSULTING

Frost Glass // February 2012-Present

• Worked with owners to create and document repeatable processes to meet production demands.


GIAC Security Essentials

Certification (GSEC) (2016)

SANS Institute, Bethesda, MD

Master of Science (MSIT) in

Information Security &

Assurance (2012)

Capella University,

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in

History (2007)

Kent State University, Kent,


§ Vulnerability Management

§ Business Planning/Development

§ Endpoint Protection

§ Management Consulting

§ Coordinating System Maintenance

§ Configuration Change Management

§ Active Directory Administration

§ Risk Focused

§ Policy/Procedure/Standard Writing

§ Security Awareness Training

§ Network Mapping

§ Security Vendor Management

§ System Administration

§ Communication




Windows 3.1 thru 10

Mac OS X/macOS

Kali Linux

Windows Server 2003+







Nexpose/Insight VM

Nessus Security Center

CoalFireOne ASV

Qualys ASV



• Performed Business Impact Analysis (BIA) on variety of business circumstances.

• Used information gathering tools to identify potential network vulnerabilities.

• Planned and installed extended network to studio and retail storefront. IT Consultant/Business Development

Nexus Solutions llc // August 2012-March 2013

• Created and managed marketing targets and customers into SQL database.

• Assisted with sales and installations of handhelds and network equipment.

• Various admin tasks involving MS Server 2008, AD, and Remote Management. Sole Proprietor - Computer Technician Service

PC Prescriptions // November 2009-June 2012

• Performed remote and in person tech services for consumers and small businesses.

• Mentored clients on safe web browsing habits and password management.

• Serviced and refurbished laptops and flat panel monitors. Service Desk

Progressive Insurance // October 2010-May 2011

• Resolved enterprise customer issues while adhering to appropriate documentation.

• Created detailed incident tickets for first time resolution or necessary escalation.

• Regularly surpassed KPI metric guidelines.


AD Users & Computers



Microsoft Sysinternals


Cisco IronPort

PfSense Firewall

Barracuda Email Gateway

Cisco ASA


Sophos Endpoint


Clam AV


ISO 27001/27002


NIST 800-53

CIS Top 20






216-***-**** MANTUA, OH 44255-9146 SOC Analyst



To Whom this may Concern,

This letter is to inform you of my enthusiastic interest in the position titled Security Analyst and to share additional info about myself not listed in my resume. I have performed incident response support in some variety since 2009. I have a high-performance attitude and I expect to deliver results. I am a driven individual with an entrepreneurial spirit. I like to own problems and seek to build relationships that makes problem solving with me an enjoyable experience. A core value of mine is to listen more than I speak. I am scientifically minded, and I enjoy creating experiments. This is not limited to the technology lab in my home. I experiment within the culinary realm. The science of food and our bodies is of utmost importance to me. I have a passion for service and caring for others, which stems from caring for myself. This is where my culinary practices have evolved, I enjoy creating nutritious meals for family and friends. I am health conscious because I desire to live a long and health-complication-free life. I understand that the fulfillment of our root needs must be met with the quality foods of our ancestors, not with what is easily available in packages. Past work experiences not listed above include working as a Pharmacy Technician immediately after high school, when HIPPA was implemented. I excelled at customer service, helping patients deal with their insurance companies and grew an understanding of pharmaceutical medications and how the industry works. It was during these years I began the development of empathetic listening, because I simply could feel the emotions behind what people were saying. Additionally, I have been the lead singer in two different bands and a Wedding DJ/MC for approximately 150 events. There is a considerable amount of coordination involved in planning a wedding. Event planners and banquet center hosts all had unique approaches to completing their tasks. One major success factor for me here was that I would adapt to each persons’ style to create a unique and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. The ultimate goal was to ensure the brides and grooms were having the best nights they possibly could, and at this I was successful. These same types of coordination skills are directly transferable to the management of security incidents. My goal is to master the entire realm of monitoring for intrusion and vulnerability validation. Most of my experience has been using automated tools, but I am striving to learn all facets of data loss prevention and manual vulnerability validation.

To sum this up, I am a dynamic individual who interfaces well with stakeholders at any level of an organization. I am well versed in the protection of corporate cyber assets wish to focus my attention and care on monitoring and reporting events in your SOC. I would love the opportunity to interview for this position. Alas, if I do not hear back soon I will attempt to contact you. Thank you for your time and consideration. Best Regards,

John L. Lively


216-***-**** MANTUA, OH 44255-9146 S OC Analyst

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