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Parkville, MD
April 25, 2021

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Richard Okocha

Parkville, MD *****

Email: Phone: 443-***-****


AWS certified cloud engineer with around 6+ Years of experience in the IT industry comprising Systems Administration, Change Management, Software Configuration Management (SCM), Network Engineer, and Cybersecurity.

Experienced in Automating, Configuring, and deploying instances on AWS, Azure environments, and Data centers, also familiar with EC2, Cloud watch, Cloud Formation and managing security groups on AWS.

Extensive experience in developing and maintaining build, deployment scripts for Test, Staging, and Production environments using ANT, Maven, Shell, and Perl Scripts.

Maintained high Availability clustered and standalone server environments and refined automation component with scripting and configuration management.

In-depth knowledge of AWS cloud services like Compute, Network, Storage, and Identity & Access Management.

Responsible for ensuring Systems & Network Security, maintaining performance, and setting up monitoring using Cloud Watch.

Hands-on experience in configuration of Network architecture on AWS with VPC, Subnets, Internet gateway, NAT, and Route table.

Possessed a unique combination of technical abilities, communication skills, and the ability to multitask that allow me to collaborate with end-users or business.


Technologies MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access);

Wireshark, ArcSight, Splunk, SharePoint, Nessus, Burp Suite,

NMAP, Remedy, ServiceNow, VMware, FileZilla

Operating Systems,

Databases, and


MS Windows, Linux, MS SQL Server, MS Access, AP, BGP, Cisco routers, DHCP, EIGRP, Firewalls, Hubs, IS-IS

Specialties Skills Testing & Troubleshooting, Networking & Configuration, System

Administration, Security Analyst, Application Support, Project,

Management, Problem Solving, Strong Analytical &

Collaboration, Technical Support & Customer Service


Bachelor of Science: Computer Network and Cybersecurity


September. 2021

University of Maryland Global Campus, Adelphi, MD

Associate of Applied Science: Cybersecurity

The Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, MD

Dec. 2020


CompTIA Security+ August 2020

Cisco Certified Network Associate June 2020

AWS Solutions Architect - Associate February 2021


AWS Cloud Engineer 03/2019 - Present Elizabeth Cooney Network, Baltimore, MD Responsibilities:

Working knowledge of Cloud Services IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS and coming trends in the Cloud space.

Provide daily monitoring, management, troubleshooting, and issue resolution to systems and services hosted on cloud resources.

Analyzing and monitor performance bottlenecks and key metrics to optimize software and system performance.

Built S3 buckets and managed policies for S3 buckets and used S3 bucket and Glacier for storage and backup on AWS.

Built a VPC, established the site-to-site VPN connection between Data Center and AWS.

Perform troubleshooting and monitoring of the Linux server on AWS.

Management and Administration of AWS Services CLI, EC2, VPC, S3, ELB Glacier, Route 53, CloudTrail, IAM, and Trusted Advisor services.

Amazon IAM service enabled to grant permissions and resources to users. Managed roles and permissions of users with the help of AWS IAM.

Configure alarms in CloudWatch service for monitoring the server's performance, CPU Utilization, disk usage, etc., to take recommended actions for better optimization.

Configure AWS Multi-Factor Authentication in IAM to implement 2 step authentication of user's access using Google Authenticator and AWS Virtual MFA.

Configure security groups, network ACLs, Internet Gateways, and Elastic IPs to ensure a safe area for the AWS public cloud.

Design and develop Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon SWF, Amazon SQS, and other AWS infrastructure services.

Managed Servers on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform instances using Puppet configuration management.

Created AWS Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), for instance, RDP/SSH logon, worked with teams to lockdown security groups.

Design, manage and maintain tools to automate operational processes.

Implement and manage continuous delivery systems and methodologies on AWS.

Manage a continuous integration/continuous deployment methodology for our server-based technologies.

Security Operations Center Analyst 03/2015 – 11/2019 Quality Business Solutions Inc. Baltimore MD.


Analyze and respond to security events and incidents from SIEM, Firewall (FW), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Antivirus (AV), Network Access Control (NAC), and other client data sources.

Investigate security events forwarded from Level I Analysts and clients for security risk.

Conduct tuning engagements with security engineers to develop/adjust SIEM rules and analyst response procedures.

Monitoring security events, correlated information from the DoIT AOR functional areas to identify incidents, issues, threats, and vulnerabilities.

Enforce incident response SLAs and use strong TCP/IP networking skills to perform network analysis to isolate and diagnose.

Experience using Splunk and Performing network analysis of egress and ingress traffic.

Respond to inbound requests via phone and other electronic means for technical assistance.

Document actions in cases to effectively communicate information internally and to the client.

Observes and analyses traffic to learn valuable lessons from known malicious actors and to determine countermeasures against such threats.

Report common and repeat problems (trend analysis) to Management and propose process and technical improvements.

Prepared risk analysis reports and provides recommendations to the client.

Firm understanding of the security incident lifecycle.

Conducted follow up meetings to assist information system owners in remediating outstanding security findings.

Developed risk assessment reports by identifying threats and vulnerabilities applicable to the system.

Evaluated the likelihood that vulnerabilities can be exploited, assess the impact and associated threats.

Identify, diagnose, and resolve network problems.

Designs, develops, implements, evaluates, and/or integrates secure computing, software loads.

Providing daily operational support and system administration for core network infrastructure.

Test new Insider Threat software agents on workstations with representative software loads including any key Agency proprietary applications, ensures thorough and effective testing of requisite agents.

Experience in SOC SOP and Concept of Operations.

Monitored network performance and developed processes, procedures, and documentation.

Defined and updated security standards and checklists

Partnered with IT and business departments to identify gaps in policies, procedures, and processes.


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