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Rockwall, TX
February 27, 2020

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Dallas, Texas

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High-performance technical leader with an extensive track record of delivering success Innovative and results-driven IT security professional with solid history of leading enterprise-wide projects to ensure data security. Accomplished in leading teams to success in system security, end-user privacy, and corporate and regulatory compliance while serving as primary advisor on security principles, practices, and procedures. Proficient in the creation and implementation of cost-effective, top-performing security technology solutions to meet short and long-term business requirements. Skilled trainer able to direct multiple tasks effectively while mastering world- class software and tools.

Systems Security, Threat Analysis & Mitigation / Project Coordination Regulatory Compliance (PCI, HIPAA, NIST & SOC)

Policy Development & Implementation / Staff Leadership & Development TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

Platforms: Unix, Linux, Windows, Mac OS, Cloud

Tools: Microsoft Azure, Azure Security Center, Amazon Web Services, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Qualys, NeXpose,, ZenDesk, VMware, Oracle, SQL, MS SQL, Web Application, Web Services, .NET, PKI, IDS/IPS, Firewalls, DNS, F5 BigIP/3 DNS, Archer, ServiceNow, SkyHigh/Mvision, Microsoft Office Suite


Senior Security Architect (8/2018 – Present) Humana, Inc., Louisville, KY – Remote Demonstrate expertise in systems architecture security by establishing and defining security features and specifications to align with corporate initiatives. Utilize Azure Security Center and make critical assessments of IaaS and PaaS cloud deployments and SaaS offerings while advising on new architecture and security posture. Conduct conceptual design reviews and write and develop security reference architecture documents with SABSA focus. Key Achievements:

§ Serve as partner and advisor on the Protected Information Review Committee with legal, privacy, and data governance.

§ Quickly learned Amazon Web Services and Azure.

Sr. Information Security Architect (1/2015 – 8/2018) Heartland Payment Systems / Global Payment Systems, Plano, TX

- Remote

Provided strategic technical leadership overseeing technology infrastructure ensuring the secure delivery of architecture design and environments across the enterprise. Delivered high-level advice for a variety of complex projects and developed configuration standards for all systems. Conducted effective knowledge transfer and mentorship to staff with a solid focus on security consistency and quality. Successfully performed twice yearly firewall reviews for PCI compliance and collaborated on remediation while analyzing new and third-party products. TERRY L. PERKINS, CISSP, CISA

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Key Achievements:

§ Recognized as subject-matter expert and consultant to all business units.

§ Effectively assessed mergers and acquisitions including remediation to comply with PCI requirements. Information Security Manager (11/2009 – 9/2014) Half Price Books, Dallas, TX Served a critical role by creating and driving security policy and incident response plan while acting as Chief Information Security Officer in line with strategic objectives. Built a security program from the ground up including implementing true DMZ and next-generation architecture. Designed security for firewalls, mobile device management, web filtering, laptop whole disk encryption, file integrity monitoring, and end-point protection at stores and registers while evaluating SaaS applications including and ZenDesk. Key Achievements:

§ Successfully designed and developed a security program, implemented security tools, and wrote security policies and protocols in partnership with legal team.

§ Demonstrated expert knowledge of corporate and regulatory standards to ensure consistent compliance with PCI and HIPAA.

§ Partnered with the development team to get OWASP standards built into the development lifecycle Senior Security Analyst (4/2008 – 2/2009) Layered Technologies, Inc., Plano, TX Successfully analyzed systems to manage and resolve vulnerabilities and performed security reviews on in-house developed applications. Conducted security reviews and vulnerability assessments on all systems and physical security assessments for data centers.

Key Achievement:

§ Designed, developed, and implemented a robust end-to-end security program and wrote policies and procedures.


Security Engineer and Senior Consultant – Countrywide, Plano Texas EDUCATION AND TRAINING

General Studies

Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Information Assurance Program

American Intercontinental University, Dallas, TX

Technical Certifications

Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) – In Progress Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP) ~ Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Professional Development

SANS Auditing Networks, Perimeters and Systems ~ Ultimate Hacking by Foundstone SANS System Forensics, Investigation, & Response ~ @Stake’s Application Security Principles SANS Wireless Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, and Defenses ~ SANS Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking ~ SANS Law: Data Security and Investigations ~ Black Hat ~ DerbyCon ~ MS Build Azure Cloud Concepts ~ Azure Fundamentals ~ Azure Architect Technologies AWS Essentials ~ AWS Security Essentials

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