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Data Systems Analyst / Engineer

Largo, Florida, United States
February 26, 2018

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James Good

Largo, Florida, *****


Professional Profile

A highly ambitious, results-driven and passionate IT Certified Specialist with 18+ years of combined work experience in Information Security and Information Technology. Has proven knowledge and abilities to effectively utilize information security tools, technologies, controls, policies, and procedures to implement programs and best practices to help prevent and mitigate organization risks.

Core Skills

Customer Service Server Systems Operating System Maintenance

Systems Analysis & Patching Preventive Maintenance Audit & Remediation

Troubleshooting and Repairs Information Security Networking Infrastructure

Systems Design & Configuration Installation & Monitoring Project Management

Business Continuity Planning Process Defining Identity and Access Management

TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, LAN, WAN, Active Directory, and Server 2000-2012r2, Network & Systems Administration,

IPAM, SCCM, SCOM, SIEM, EMC, Splunk, Solar Winds, Orion, HP Openview, HPOO, Cisco ASA, VLANs, VMware, Exchange, Citrix

Education and Certifications

New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Tampa, FL

Completed Certifications:

Security+, Server+, Network+, A+, CCNA, MCSE

Certifications (in progress)

CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional

CISM – Certified Information Security Manager

Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL

Business Administration, Computer Sciences

Professional Experience

Robert Half Staffing, Tampa, Florida August 2017 - Dec 2017

Hit Promotional Products, Largo, Florida Network Security Administrator August 2017 - Dec 2017

Responsible for monitoring systems architecture & Active Directory environment with Veeam, V-Center, Level 3. Monitored compliance for information security policies by coaching others within the organization on acceptable uses of information technology and how to protect the organization systems.

Setup, built, installed, configured PC’s & VM’s, Laptops, BYOD, phones for all corporate users, Infrastructure servers.

Conducted risk assessments and collaborated with clients to provide recommendations regarding critical infrastructure, network security operations and monitored continuous processes.

Supported all 3rd party application installations, security, version control, updates, patching and vulnerability remediation.

Kobie Marketing, St. Petersburg, Florida Network Administrator March 2017 - June 2017

Processed & ran SQL scripts on Postgres & JBoss databases for production and development systems.

Processed batch scripts on Windows Server 2008 platform for production & test environments Using AWS & IIS.

Built VM’s using vSphere and build images and configure to compliance and auditing specs.

Set-up, reviewed, monitor jobs running against databases and app nodes in Production, PAT, UAT for file transfers and report generation, file delivery.

Worked with client stakeholders, development staff on processes for issue resolution and improvements.

Monitored Splunk, IP Monitor, IIS and job builds for failures and debug any issues.

Performed and assist in patch updates, upgrades, and rollbacks and Audit preparedness.

Provided support of Dell & Cisco infrastructure with accordance to Security and change control standards.

Collabera, Inc. Staffing Morristown, NJ March 2015 - Nov. 2016

Thermal King/Trane, Minneapolis, MN Info. Sec. Engineer/Systems Engineer/Architect March 2015 - Nov. 2016

Conducted Security Risk Assessments and report findings to senior management.

Responsible for designing, setup, configuring, patching Dell Windows 2012r2 Servers for 2003 Server EOL upgrades. Setup and deployed 240 Physical host servers & 540 Hyper-V VMs using Server 2012R2.

Documented and finalized security Assessment Report (SAR) and Performed security assessment and continuous monitoring on systems in accordance to security control baselines.

Communicated and enforced Security policies, procedures and safeguards for all systems and staff.

Supported the Information Assurance (IA) team to conduct risk assessments, documentation for Security Control Assessment, systems analysis and hardening, vulnerability testing and scanning.

Analyzed and updated System Security Plan (SSP), Risk Assessment (RA) and Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), Security Assessment Plan (SAP) and the Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) activities.

Performed IT risk assessment and document the system security keys controls.

Followed ISO 27000 series standards for Information security.

Setup, monitored the backup and availability processes using VEEAM.

Monitored storage backups, Clusters, SANs monitoring for compliance and applications.

Ran and modified PowerShell scripts to speed up configuration of server builds.

Interfaced with Stakeholders to gather requirements and document information to design systems that would enhance business processes and requirements for SDLC.

Followed Cobit IT framework management and governance standards.

Administered and addressed DR and HA on clusters tuning for server hardening.

Setup/decommissioned servers, setup monitoring of Dell servers on network using Solar winds, SCOM, CMDB.

i-Tech Solutions, Inc. Staffing Farmington, CT February 2014 - Dec 2014

United Health Group, Minneapolis, MN Sr. Oper. Sys. Analyst/Security Consultant February 2014 - Dec 2014

Member of a 38-man global team supporting 29,000 Microsoft physical and virtual HP servers and blades.

Responsible for security control assessment and provides the Authorized Officer with essential information needed to make risk-based decisions on whether to authorize operation of an information system or a designated set of common controls.

Performed systems patching, and application updates while maintaining systems security compliance.

Determined security controls effectiveness and configuration (i.e., controls implemented correctly, operating as intended, and meeting security requirements)

Developed a variety of Assessment & Authorization deliverables including; System Security Plan (SSP), Security Assessment Report (SAR), Contingency Plan (CP) and POA&M for review and approval by Authorization Official.

Performed System security categorization and updated System Security Plans and procedures.

Reviewed Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), System Record of Notice (SORN), and initiated corrective measures when security vulnerabilities occurred and existed.

Ensured compliance recommendations, as well as companywide security policies and procedures, along with organizational guidelines and technical best practices.

Monitored and checked SIEM logs / IAM processes while troubleshooting issues to update and repair systems.

Followed change management guidelines and documented all results.

Applied VB and PowerShell scripts to help perform job processes.

Managed Wintel Servers 2003/2008/2012 and Active Directory support within those systems.

Utilized V-Center processes and analysis on VMWare ESX Consoles to perform duties.

Documented all actions and participate in weekly meetings with findings, brainstorming and lessons learned along with making recommendations.

Ciber Inc., Greenfield, CO October 2012 - Nov. 2013

Mayo Clinics, Rochester, MN Sr. Systems Engineer/ Information Security Consultant October 2012 - Nov. 2013

Met with Sr. level management and stakeholders to understand project constraints and expectations.

Developed overall project scope, plans, deliverables, task list for project timelines.

Provided leadership with a new Business Security Strategy and Business Continuity Plan (COB) for security improvements and Business Processes.

Conducted Security Control Assessments to assess the adequacy of Management, Operational privacy, and Technical security controls implemented.

Performed information security risk assessments and assist with the internal auditing of information security processes.

Assessed threats, risks, and vulnerabilities from emerging security issues and identified mitigation requirements.

Monitored and ensured software applications meet standard security guidelines.

Installed checkpoint security platform on windows server for security authentication.

Researched attempted breaches of data security by monitoring and researching SIEM logs and rectifying security weaknesses.

Performed analysis of systems and created new processes to test servers to help identify security vulnerabilities using Qradar, IAM systems, Splunk, SolarWinds for issues.

Recommended security controls and more efficient configurations following ISO 27001 Security standards.

Redefined and formulated security policies and operational procedure plans to meet and fulfill business needs, set standards and frameworks.

Queried AD Domain services with PowerShell & VB scripts on 6000 Wintel Servers.

Performed continuous deep packet-level behavioral analysis using Solar Winds Orion, NTA, NPM troubleshooting of LAN, WAN levels with most major TCP/IP protocols (DNS, SMTP, HTTP, LDAP, IMAP, SSH, FTP, KRB5, DHCP)

Assuring end user accesses comply with information security policies and procedures.

Monitored BMC Remedy for issues while making recommendations and taking ownership or escalate.

Documented change control processes, created reports, flow charts to help support solutions from service assessments, findings, results, conclusions, solutions and reported to management at stakeholder meetings.

*I can provide a list of Clients and project details upon request.

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