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Security Engineer

San Antonio, Texas, United States
April 30, 2018

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Adam B. McQuery

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San Antonio, Tx 78258


Summary of Qualifications:

More than six years of experience as a Tier II/III SOC Analyst, managing 2-3 personnel.

Over 11 years of expertise as a wireless communications and IT network security engineer / analyst. With moderate to advanced knowledge of GSM cellular communications infrastructure, SS7, GPRS packet communications and Wi-Fi networks / IoT.

More than 13 years of experience as a mid-level manager in the US Army/National Guard. Responsible for mentoring and training of 10-25 soldiers at any given time.

Provided leadership, guidance and mentoring to analysts and network engineers.

Analyzed complex enterprise environments from an information security perspective across various client industries.

Interface with corporate client executives and hands-on technology practitioners to bring meaningful, strategic change in the sphere of information protection, data security and privacy, and business continuity.

Assisted with project management for global security technology and process implementations including program oversight for global penetration testing, vendor and third-party risk management, data privacy and information governance implementation, and vulnerability management program delivery

Computer Skills:

●Digital Forensics and Incident Response tools (DFIR) - Alien vault, Arc Sight, Net witness, SPLUNK, Fidelis XPS, and Analyst Notebook.

●Working knowledge of open-source network intelligence tools such as Nmap, Metasploit, air crack-ng, Wireshark, Virus total, URL Query.


CompTIA Network+

EC Counsel – Certified Ethical Hacker

Professional Experience:

Tucker Rose LLC – Cybersecurity Engineer / Security Architect – (Oct 2016 – Pres)

Provided network/cyber security advice to Veteran Affairs and provided analysis of in-house Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) capabilities and security architecture audits. This required an understanding of QRadar and Splunk Enterprise.

Developed a consolidated list of recommendations, combining improvement opportunities identified both internally and through external resources.

Helped rewrite the Approval to Operate process which streamlined the application approval process for new and emerging technologies managed in the cloud, which did not meet FEDRAMP standards for the Veterans Administration (NIST800-35&53)

Fidelis Cybersecurity – Cybersecurity Analyst - (Mar 2013 – Aug 2016)

●Setup basic security stack hardware for remote and on-site monitoring. This included programming and configuring Alien Vault, Fidelis XPS, Net Witness, Cisco ASA, ESXi, Windows 2012 Server (On a VM) and Smart Switches.

●Helped to integrate Resolution1 endpoint security system into Fidelis XPS sensors and monitoring suite, once Fidelis acquired Resolution1 under the corporate umbrella.

●Security Operations Center / Managed services lead for multiple fortune 500 companies and includes PCI/HIPAA investigations and security audits. After certain Incident Response cases we would work with the client to properly setup and manage their internal SOC to prevent any future breaches or unnecessary loss of data.

●Performed enterprise security compliance, audits and vulnerability assessments using the SANS CAG20 guideline.

Booz Allen Hamilton - Network Security Analyst - (Dec 2010 – Feb 2013)

●Developed a new converged technology course for cyber security professionals which aided in the understanding of how computer networks function over wireless and cellular technology exploiting 3G/LTE networks and SS7 communications.

●Provided Information Assurance, Intrusion Detection, Electronic Warfare simulations and Cyber Security advice within the defense and intelligence community for the 55th AW/97th IS Offutt AFB and US CYBERCOM.

●Acted as a liaison between the appropriate military commands working with the US Air Force 55th AW. It was my responsibility to coordinate the efforts of the mission crew, linguists, and analysts in pre-and post-mission operations.

US Army / National Guard - Signals Intelligence Analyst - (Jul 2004 - Present)

●Analysis and Reporting supervisor for a 95-member tactical support team, which provided 24-hour operational intelligence and force protection to ground units located within Iraq.

●Section training supervisor for the 35-member Army Central Command Theater Ground Intelligence Command (TGIC-C) SIGINT section. Training soldiers how GSM networks are built and how to analyze metadata from communications networks.

Educational Qualification:

Civilian Education - BA in History, Washington State University (2002)

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