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Manager Security

Colorado Springs, CO
January 09, 2020

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Curtis Evans

Address: ***** ********* **, ******** *******, CO, 80908

Telephone: 719-***-****


Professional Profile

Experienced IT / Cyber Security Manager with a proven track record for success in cyber security, IT risk management, project management, and IT security operations. Possesses excellent problem-solving abilities, consistently reviews and utilizes information to facilitate business success. Directed IT infrastructure projects to deliver cost effective solutions for mission-critical operations. Piloted long-range planning efforts for nationally classified cyberspace/network operations. Oversaw security incident planning and handling engagements. Highly experienced in leading diverse teams to achieve in high stress environments. Knowledgeable of NIST Risk Management Framework, PCI-DSS, and HIPAA standards.

Cyber-Security Leadership

IT Governance

Budget Management

Vulnerability & Threat Management

Security Strategy Development

Program/Project Management

Risk Management

Cloud Based IT Security

Policy/Procedure Development

Team Building & Mentoring

Emerging Technologies

Career Summary

11/17 –11/19

Senior Manager, Network Security Operations

Charter Communications Greenwood Village, CO

Key Achievements

Established Standards and Evaluation program to measure team performance and improve readiness

Enhanced operational processes; reduced unresolved investigations from 430 to 15 monthly tickets

Collaborated with partner organizations; modified procedures to incorporate lessons learned into organizational continuous vulnerability and remediation program to reduce future event exposure

Established monthly status reporting to provide insight into event volume and enterprise security trends

Coordinated with vendor representatives; provided high level requirements to enhance the user interface for real-time network detection and response solution.

Oversaw requirements development and user acceptance testing to deliver phase one of a ticket automation and incident response orchestration capability.


Directs 24/7 Security Incident Respond Operations--manages monitoring, containment, and reporting of cyber security events to ensure service availability and protect customer information

Leads Cyber Security escalations and functions as the incident commander during critical events

Recruits, trains, and assesses staff; manages schedules and policies to ensure operational readiness

Provides Key Performance Indicator (KPI) metrics and communicates opportunities for risk mitigation / security improvements

06/16 – 11/17

Security Incident Response Manager

Comcast Englewood, CO

Key Achievements

Led the transition of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) monitoring into Security Incident Response operations; saved $1M in annual contract cost and streamlined data loss investigation and resolution times

Managed projects to evaluate security tool monitoring and alerting performance, identified gaps and initiated efforts to move from a monitor and detect to a protection and prevention security model

Developed Security Information and Event (SIEM) content management framework, established operational drivers to select and prioritize content deployment to ensure alignment with business needs


Leads a team of twenty-two Cyber Security Analyst and Engineers to provide 24/7 Cyber Security Incident Response support to detection, analysis, and containment attacks directed towards business services

Provides security incident post mortem support and reporting to ensure opportunities for improvement are identified, communicated and implemented

Oversees the development of incident handling run procedures and processes for managing escalations and notifications to key stakeholders

01/14 – 06/16

Information Assurance Program Manager

Lockheed Martin (Antarctic Support Contract) Centennial, CO

Key Achievements

Resolved and removed potential mission threats with increased management of computer incident responses

Reduced costs, improved efficiencies and maximized enterprise security with the management and implementation of changes to the program’s vulnerability management process

Successfully reduced the total cost of ownership by $60,000 annually with the standardization of a single management tool for patch and vulnerability, and standard configuration management

Resolved 76% of vulnerabilities in just two months with the identification of 30,000 previously unreported critical and third-party vulnerabilities

Eliminated dependencies on external department resources, removing 50% of the annual support requirement; standardized operations with the consolidation of operations into a single department

Improved enterprise security with the implementation of advanced planning for next generation activities

Divested $200,000 in lifecycle replacement money with the identification of capability gaps and shortfalls in current intrusion detection and response capabilities

Improved enterprise security and continuous monitoring practices three-fold with the streamlining of processes


Leads a team of seven to deliver the information security program which supports the National Science Foundation / US Antarctica program across 11 operating locations with a budget of $1.3M

Provides management and expertise to network security operations; coordinates security engineering and integration activities in compliance with NIST Risk Management Framework/FISMA security standards

Analyzes and recommends preventative measures for standard configurations during assessments

05/12 – 11/14

Information Assurance Compliance Manager

Exelis (SENSOR contract), Colorado Springs, CO

Key Achievements

Improved cost effectiveness with the development of security solutions and integration with system development operations

Met with all deadlines and objectives during the delivery of projects; effectively developed plans and requirements and managed project operations for security services which delivered security engineering support for system modernizations valued at $50M


Provided security support for ground-based ballistic missile defense RADAR systems; led a team of 16 to include a budget of $2.6M

Consistently identified risks and produced mitigation strategies; led teams of service and project engineering management and program senior managers; communicated deliverables effectively

Incorporated all security requirements into system designs and completed verification tests; delivered security risk assessments for authorization prior to operation

10/10 – 05/12

Offensive Cyber Operations Strategic Planner

USAF, Peterson AFB, CO

Key Achievements

Achieved $307M in funding for research and development into cyber initiatives, recommended actions and provided advice regarding advantages and limitations of current activities


Provided support for a range of strategic objectives with the evaluation of program space and cyber operation developments; conducted analysis, identified gaps, and recommended investment requirements for the future

Developed comprehensive long-term plans and cyber proposals which secured a $14M budget and facilitated the delivery of offensive cyber lessons learned to defensive cyber operations

04/10 10/10

IT Project Manager

USAF, Kandahar Afghanistan

Key Achievements

Increased deployed communications capacity by 400% with the procurement of $250,000 in equipment and management of 322 IT requirements

Met with all strategic directives for joint operations with the identification of core requirements, development of support plans, and management of deployment capabilities


Provided comprehensive support for Southern Afghanistan operations with effective communications plans

Delivered information assurance program management for US information systems and 2,900 NATO systems across 13 locations

06/08 – 10/10

IT Manager / Information Security System Manager

USAF, Schriever AFB CO

Key Achievements

Achieved $1.7M in savings with the removal of duplicate equipment and the re-use of security solutions and automation of information systems which supported counter-space testing and training events

Improved support for the new operations facility, increased mission capabilities, reduced system administration and sustained cost levels with the modernization of IT systems with Thin Client, Blade PC architecture and video presentation systems

Maximized the visibility of integrated operations during exercises with accurately fused mission data


Provided management and leadership for IT services which included information assurance and configuration management for the US Air Force space test and training range

Provided expertise and supervision to the development and construction of a unified air, space, and cyber operations room

Professional Development

SANS SEC524: Cloud Security Fundamentals

SANS ICS410: Industrial Control Systems Security

FedRAMP Online Training Series

Applying NIST - Risk Management Framework

USAF Adv. Cyber Operations Transition

Communications Officer Networks

Network Security I & II

Project Management Essentials for IT Professionals

Education and Qualifications

Master’s Degree

Information Systems Management, Touro University International (2005)

Bachelor Degree

Management Information Systems, Colorado Technical University (2000)

Associate Degree

Electronics Communication Technology, Community College of the Air Force (1997)


Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)


Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP)


Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v3 2011 Foundation

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