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Security Analyst

Mokena, Illinois, United States
March 09, 2018

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Scott Kolsto

***** ****** **. ******, ** ***** (708)***-****


Seeking a challenging, growth-oriented engineering position where knowledge of network security can effectively contribute to the successful and profitable operation of an organization.


DePaul University Master of Science Cybersecurity November 2016

The Network Security concentration focuses on the network infrastructure and network security management aspects information security. This concentration provides in-depth coverage of network security infrastructure technologies such as firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), vulnerability assessment tools, penetration testing, as well as overall security infrastructure engineering and design. DePaul has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency.

Joliet Junior College Cisco Networking Courses Preparation for the CCNA June 2012 – May 2013

Western Illinois University Bachelor of Science Multimedia/Photography May 1995


Security Management, Network Security I & II, Legal Issues in Information Assurance,

Network Design & Analysis, Protocols & Techniques for Data Networks, Security Testing & Assessment,

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Theories Strategy Management and Tactics

Technical Skills

Operating Systems: Windows XP/ 7/8/10, Linux: Ubuntu, Kali

Networking: IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, LANs, WANs, Cisco: Routers, Switches, Firewalls, IPv4 Subnetting

Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki

Software: Putty, Wireshark, John the Ripper, VMWare, MS Office, Adobe Photoshop NMap,

Ettercap, Metasploit, Splunk, Nexpose, Safend Data Protection Suite.


CompTia: Network+

Planned Certifications: CompTia: Security+ and CySA+, CCNA - Security

Work History

SAP Fieldglass 04/2016 – Present

Security Analyst – Security Operations

Splunk – Creation of new dashboards and Panels to monitor the network for new threats, find new ways to make existing panels more effective and reduce false positives.

Safend – Apply policies to new employees based on their position, monitor movement of sensitive information to unauthorized devices.

Nexpose – Create/configure new scans for new datacenters, monitor vulnerabilities and provide CVE and KB numbers to the SaaS Support team for patching.

Minimize the need to login to Nexpose and Safend by creating Splunk Dashboards / Panels, Reports and Alerts so monitoring can be achieved as much as possible through Splunk.

WAV Wireless Outfitters (Distribution) 11/2014 – 2/2016

Inside Sales Representative – Sales Support

Employing excellent listening skills and going above and beyond to provide a high level of customer service resulted in becoming a trusted advisor through consultative sales

Experienced in technology K-12 sales. E-Rate. TCPN contracts

Experience with Ruckus Wireless, Huawei, Cambium, RGNets and Zyxel.

Scott Kolsto

12258 Warren Dr. Mokena, IL 60448 (708)***-****

N2N Holdings – BoardShare 05/2014 – 10/2014

Channel Manager/Account Manager - Promoting and sales of BoardShare, interactive White Board.

Sales into K-12 and Higher Education.

Consistent profiling of customers to uncover short term and long term opportunities to keep the pipeline full

Intelligent Solutions Inc. 04/2013 – 9/2013

Account Executive – Consultative sales of IT managed services to small to medium sized businesses.

Opening new markets in Chicago through networking.

Preparing bids for RFP’s that adhere to the strict regulations set forth in the RFP as well as ensuring compliance with local state and federal laws and regulations.

Won first RFP/Bid with a GP of 25%.

Deals ranging in size up to $600,000.

CDW-G 01/2012-4/2013

Account Manager – Selling IT Solutions to schools grades K-12 in Texas, Arkansas and New Mexico.

Build lasting relationships with the Technology Directors at each of the schools.

Exceeded 2012 sales goals by the end of 3rd quarter.

Exceeded 1st quarter 2013 sales goals.

Profile and understand the pain points the school is experiencing so as to better recommend a solution.

Scored 100% on the CDW customer satisfaction survey.

Increase zero or slow spend accounts to over $100,000 revenue.

E-Rate experience and TCPN, Tips/Taps and NJPA contracts

E Marketing & Communications (Self Employed) 02/2010 – 01/2012

President – E Marketing & Communications focuses on helping businesses market online and through electronic media. The services offered to businesses are;

Mobile Media Marketing campaigns, Online Advertising, Web Design / SEO, Social Media and Clear Super Fast Mobile Internet

Set up Clear equipment, taught clients how to use the software for Mobile Media.

Networked through chambers of commerce and other groups to bring in new business as well as prospected door to door.

JPMorgan Chase 10/2008 – 01/2010

Bank Officer– Accredited in Business Banking the primary objective was to acquire new business relationships by working with the existing consumer base.

Profiled consumer clients to uncover needs that were not currently being serviced by Chase or were being serviced by other institutions.

Identified the needs of a business, profiled the business and recommended products and services that saved time and money.

Met or exceeded goals in all categories. Created business relationships with revenue sizes $500K to $1 Million.

George Washington Savings Bank 10/2007-10/2008

Small Business Banking Manager’s duty was to create and build the small business department at George Washington Savings Bank.

Oversight of the implementation of new banking products such as Remote Deposit.

Liaison with the Remote Deposit Service Provider to integrate R.D. into the bank’s computer systems.

Installed Remote Deposit hardware and software on to client’s computer.

Created the incentive plan for the Personal Bankers and developed the training program that would grow the Personal Bankers sales abilities.

Client base served from small to $5 million in revenue.

Scott Kolsto

12258 Warren Dr. Mokena, IL 60448 (708)***-****

JPMorgan Chase 09/2003 – 10/2007

Branch Manager’s position was to coach and train Personal Bankers to uncover needs and recommend appropriate products and services.

Oversaw a $2 million profit and loss sheet.

Managed the opening of a new build branch which exceeded goals and expectations.

Recognized success and coached to underperformance issues.

New Build Branch first year Growth Score 126%.

Coached personal bankers how to profile and uncover business opportunities.

Exceeded Branch Audit expectations.

Managed investments for clients up to $500K

Business Banking Manager: Managed the business banking departments of multiple locations. Coached and trained the bankers to uncover needs

and opportunities. All locations sales requirements were in the black within 6 months of assuming this role. Loan amounts closed $500K

per month on average. Largest loan closed $2 million.

Great Lakes Bank 02/2002 – 09/2003

Branch Manager opened a new build in-store location with 5 employees.

Motivating and assisting personal bankers in reaching their deposit, account and loan goals.

Significant business relationships were established through face to face visits, phone conversations and community events.

Underwrote and closed loans up to $250K.

Acted as Liaison/ Advisor to the bank’s IT department to set up the computers and printers in the new branch.

Other positions held; Personal Banker and In-Store Banker.

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