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Full Time Information Security

Falls Church, Virginia, United States
October 03, 2016

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Anna Mejia

Mobile: 609-***-**** E-mail:

Address: **** * **** *****, ***. 14, Falls Church, VA 22046


A highly motivated computer forensic examiner is looking to join a team of experts within a government agency or a progressive company to apply advanced degree hands-on classroom training and experience to various digital forensics and eDiscovery tasks and grow as a professional. I work responsibly and follow industry’s best practices in all projects in order to confidently produce quality product.


MS, Computer Forensics, 05/2016

George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)

BS & MBA, Accounting and Economics, 05/2008

Russian State University of Trade and Economics (Krasnodar, Russia)


Conducted digital forensic investigations, eDiscovery activities and live incident response on computers and networks in classroom environment for three years as a full-time student of MS program with a major in Computer Forensics, rigorously instructed and supervised by top federal forensic investigation practitioners and experts from Washington, DC;

Forensically acquired and examined data on computers, networks and mobile devices with various operating systems to establish whether they have been a target, instrument or contained evidence of malicious act(s) in cases involving data exfiltration, misuse of company’s computing resources, identity exploitation, unlawful data interception, fraud, industrial espionage and other cybercrimes;

In order to carry out all digital forensic investigations used various commercial and open source forensic solutions (EnCase, FTK, Backtrack, BlackBag, X-Ways Forensics, Sysinternals, ProDiscover, SMART, Volatility, NUIX, Oxygen, Cellebrite, LogiCube, XRY, network packet analyzers etc.); written my own pieces of digital forensic software focusing on time efficient extraction of computer system artifacts of forensic interest and capturing volatile evidence;

As a part of performed examinations and live response activities extracted and analyzed various types of artifacts (i.e. metadata, registry, internet history, various logs, graphic files, deleted files, user activity, byte-level artifacts etc.); detected data obfuscation; acquired and analyzed victim computer system memory in a number of real life scenarios, identified malicious attack vectors based on findings;

During the course of the hands-on forensic investigations and incident response tasks as a part of my academic studies, continuously acquired and implemented a professional knowledge of generally accepted digital forensic investigation principles, best practices, concepts, technical and legal standards in order to produce pertinent, forensically sound conclusions and court admissible evidence; used judgment in locating and selecting the proper procedures and technical solutions in performing those aspects of the work that were not specifically prescribed.

Based on the findings of performed digital forensic examinations written reports addressing the objectives of incoming requests for investigation, provided technical advice and recommendations to victim parties (individuals and enterprises) when appropriate;

Simultaneously planned and conducted multiple forensic investigation assignments to timely achieve the overall objectives;

Capable of obtaining various industry certifications, related to digital forensics, information security and networking.


Hospitality Associate, Marriott Marquis 04/2015 - 06/2016 (full time)

Worked with guests at a high volume premium hotel in order to provide them with quality service and products, resolve their issues and fulfill their needs; continuously acquired and implemented knowledge of company offerings; built and maintained customer relationships.

Hospitality Associate, Harrah’s Resort 09/2008 – 04/2015 (full time)

Provided enthusiastic, positive minded, urgency sensitive guest service in a busy 24/7 environment.

Beverage Manager, OPA Bar & Grille 03/2005 – 06/2008 (full time)

Oversaw bar operations at a casual dining restaurant; adhered to and instructed personnel in company policies and requirements; hired, trained, surveyed and handled scheduling of service personnel; supervised staff of 20+ members; maintained product inventory and generated cost control solutions.


Data Communications/Local Area Networking

Wide Area Networks and Internet

Internet Protocols

Advanced Internet Protocols

Internet Protocol Routing

Incident Response Forensics

Information Security Theory/Practice

Network Forensics

Digital Media Forensics

Advanced Secure Networking

Legal and Ethical Issues in IT

Mobile Device Forensics

Forensic Artifact Extraction

Memory Forensics

Advanced Computer Forensics


Security Clearance: Obtainable

Certifications: CompTIA Security+ (in Progress)

Work Authorization: US Citizen

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