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Houston, TX
August 03, 2020

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Houston, TX 77041 713-***-**** Information security professional with 25 years of progressive experience in Information technology industry. Demonstrated skill identifying business risks and compliance issues and designing proactive solutions. Background designing and implementing layered network security approaches.

Information Security

Teamwork / Collaboration

Project Management

Customer Service

Information Systems



Senior specialist security technology 03/2004 to Current AT&T Inc. – Houston, United States

Performed risk analyses to identify appropriate security countermeasures Worked with Royal Dutch Shell Cyber Defense team to understand needs and provide vulnerability and threat security services

Monitored social media and online sources for industry trends Reviewed violations of computer security procedures and developed mitigation plans Created cyber-security best practice communications to educate customer against known threats and potential vectors of attack

Assist customer cyber security auditing program to detect flaws and weaknesses in customer infrastructure and cloud security systems

Developed and maintained incident response protocols to mitigate damage and liability during security breaches

Participated in creation of device hardening techniques and protocols Conducted security audits to identify vulnerabilities Developed team communications and information for security controls "for new projects" review meetings

Investigated and corrected or escalated project problems Closely collaborated with project members to identify and quickly address problems Built and utilized reporting database reporting system to keep customers and management in loop with latest information

Recommend improvements in security systems and procedures Monitor and review Palo Alto, Mcafee DDOS, and MIDS reports to determine when to update protection systems

Offered expertise in business continuity planning to guide, support and lead strategy development

Business Continuity Planning: Enacted structures to facilitate maintenance of vital business functions in face of major hurricane or facility disruptions Business Continuity Planning: Organized and updated strategies for managing crisis events to modernize and enhance approaches

Led security review and sign-off in delivery of approximately 200 network and software infrastructure projects, resulting in projects meeting all security controls Increased customer satisfaction by resolving lack of proper security controls adherence at project implementation stage, by conducting full security control review, implementing COBIT methodology

Drove operational improvements which resulted in savings and improved profit margins Resolved security compliance problems, improved operations and provided exceptional client support

Director of Information Technology 02/2002 to 07/2004 Valco Instruments Company Inc. – Houston, TX

Developed and implemented technical application support and information technology policies and procedures that advanced investment needs, outcomes and performance measurements to balance continuous innovation with responsible risk-taking. Analyzed department and job-related functionality requirements to align technology priorities with business needs.

Prioritized framework to evaluate technology and regulate communication with business stakeholders.

Implemented, created and tested disaster recovery and business continuity plans and maintained appropriate back-up system.

Developed and maintained service level agreements for strategic applications and measured performance against objectives.

Developed, tracked and controlled information technology operating budgets and cost and benefit analyses for IT spending initiatives.

Performed regular audits and tests of infrastructure and applications to prevent data loss, proprietary data theft and monetary loss from fines. Cultivated highly-regarded technology services organization that sustained culture of respect, collective pride and individual and group professional development to achieve transformation of ERP platform from Syteline to SAP for business process improvement initiative. Fostered positive working environment that encouraged innovation, collaboration and accountability and managed end-user needs with functional and security responsibilities. Identified opportunities for application optimization, redesign and development and troubleshot and resolved user and application issues. Stayed abreast of technology advancements, emerging standards and regulations to meet strategic technology goals.

Deployed, monitored and maintained system installation, upgrades and network integration to achieve world class datacenter and hot standby remote virtual hosted services of critical business software.

Developed Security Red Team, to provide ongoing social, application and network infrastructure penetration testing and provided results at weekly leadership team meetings. Identified computer hardware and network system issues, performing troubleshooting techniques for remediation.

Analyzed security architecture design, scoping, implementation, testing and deployment needs to define project requirements.

Coordinated with management teams to plan, develop, align and execute strategies that would meet company vision, mission and purpose.

Assessed existing systems including billing automation, accounting and real-time reporting and analytics capabilities, delivering updates for security purposes. Liaised effectively with others to promote on-going network design, reevaluation and optimization that scaled with company growth.

Implemented and managed wireless devices, multi-site network infrastructure, business intelligence development and implementation.

Interviewed, hired, trained and mentored 5 management staff and 30 staff members by coaching daily, leading performance reviews and offering constructive feedback. Implemented security standards and governance based on ISO 27001 using NIST guidelines. Sr. Security Analyst/Engineer 05/1998 to 03/2002

Shell Oil Company – Houston, TX

Developed plans to safeguard computer files against modification, destruction or disclosure Conducted security audits to identify vulnerabilities yielding a 20 percent improvement in security posture

Researched and developed new computer forensic tools Reviewed violations of computer security procedures and developed mitigation plans Performed risk analyses to identify appropriate security countermeasures Implemented Shell Trading IM messaging security filtering and recording solution using IMLOGIC to meet SEC regulation

Senior Network Security Engineer 02/1996 to 06/1998 Schlumberger – Houston, TX

Applied Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmarks to verify performance of ongoing Education


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Coordinated security initiatives with personnel at Geoquest and customers sites across Houston providing security for Oil and Gas siesmic intelligence data Implemented and managed Cisco security access-list, Checkpoint and Cisco firewalls Designed security network infrastructure for Geoquest business unit facing client on gig fiber connections

MBA: Management Information Systems 2011

University of Phoenix - Tempe, AZ

Bachelor of Science: Computer and Information Sciences 2009 University of Phoenix - Tempe, AZ

Sun Oracle Java certified programmer

Sun Oracle C++ Certified programmer

Sun Solaris Unix Certified administrator

Sun Solaris web development

Six Sigma Greenbelt certified

Citrix Metaframe Administration

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