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Information Security

United States
October 05, 2016

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Guy Ferguson, Ph.D., CISSP

*** ******* **** *** **, Cleveland, TN 37323 423-***-****

IT / Data Security Management Professional

A highly motivated, results-oriented IT/Data Security Management Professional with 12 years of dedicated experience exemplified with an extensive portfolio of projects within a myriad of IT disciplines, with a demonstrated affinity for cloud security and migrating organizations to the cloud in a secure manner. Proven capability in negotiating multiple, concurrent IT projects from concept to delivery. Possesses sweeping technical experience in management, design, development, implementation and support of enterprise-wide information and business system security infrastructures. A proficient problem solver and recognized leader with an aptitude for innovating IT security solutions to major business objectives, with capabilities that transcend IT operation boundaries. Communicative and personable, a technology evangelist who clearly and persuasively describes the benefits of various technologies articulately and accessibly to non-technical people. Will benefit top organization by evaluating information security challenges of integrating sensitive data to a cloud provider utilizing emerging technologies. technical, management and leadership skills to drive productivity and savings. Eagerly assumes intellectually challenging roles and problems with a strong resolve to achieve results.


IT/Data Security

IT Project Lifecycle

Tactful Communication

Risk & Infrastructure Management

Secure Data Migration

IT Governance

Network/Security Infrastructure

Risk/Vulnerability Assessment

IT Security Policy Compliance

IoT & Emerging Technologies

Process Optimization

Regulatory Compliance

Threat Analysis

SDLC/Cloud Integration

Information Security

Intrusion Detection

SaaS/Custom Software

Meticulous Research


Ph.D., Information Technology, Capella University (National Security Agency (NSA)-accredited National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance (IA)/Cyber Defense (CD)), Minneapolis, MN, 2016

Master of Arts, Teaching, Lee University, Cleveland, TN

Bachelor of Arts, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens, TN


CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, Minneapolis, MN, 2009 – 2016

Ph.D. in IT Information Security & Assurance

Built and honed skills needed to scrutinize existing and future systems, review security architectures, and develop solutions to proactively manage information protection.

Studied and practiced the application of security risk assessment methodology to system development, including assessing and auditing network penetration testing, anti-virus deployment, risk analysis while deploying network defense countermeasures, such as intrusion detection and prevention solutions.

Enhanced awareness encompassing mitigation of security threats/risks throughout program lifecycle.

Dissertation: “Ambulatory Surgery Centers: A Case Study of Breach Deterrence of Healthcare Information”

CLEVELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT, Cleveland, TN, 2004 – Present- 40hrs/week/ Supervisor: Captain Stacy Smith 423-***-****

Lieutenant / Sergeant – Investigator Special Investigations Unit (Investigator 10/ 2004-05/2008, Sergeant 05/2008-03/2014)

•Delivered exemplary law enforcement service to community and improved safety and welfare of citizenry of Cleveland by providing consummate team management and investigative support.

•Fostered an environment of collaboration and information sharing by working closely with multiple federal agencies, including FBI, DEA, ATF and IRS in order to develop information assets through IT technologies.

•Secured public utilizing information technologies to consistently determine criminal involvement of suspects in major crimes.

•Demonstrated exceptional managerial capability by overseeing an effective chain of custody practices, including proper handling of digital evidence.


•Improved team productivity by evaluating employee performance and enforcing information security policy compliance to critical IT portals.

•Mitigated risks/liabilities by undertaking diligent risk assessment and security of key IT infrastructure elements.

•Augmented IT/data security and risk infrastructure management skills by regularly evaluating emerging technologies and the information security assessment of cloud integration of sensitive data and the security implications of IoT technologies related to surveillance data collection, transmission, and storage.


Certificate #519035, Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP)

Expecting Certification, Certified Cloud Security Professional, In Progress

FedRamp Certificate, 100-A May 2016

FedRamp Certificate, 200-A, 200-B May 2016

FedRamp Certificate, 200-D, 201B May 2016

FedVTE Advanced PCAP Analysis and Signature Development (APA), June 2016

FedVTE Cloud Computing Security, June 2016

FedVTE LAN Security Using Switch Features, June 2016

FedVTE Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Security, June 2016


Member, Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA)

Member, International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)


ATF Post-Blast Investigations, October 2012

FBI Basic Swat School, April 1999

FEMA National Incident Management System, May 2016

New Mexico Tech Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings, September 2013

RCIC Basic Narcotics Investigation, June 2003

RCIC Interview & Interrogation, October 2003

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