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Systems Consultant Information Security

Location:
Al Dafna, Qatar
Posted:
January 23, 2022

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Adnan Ahmed

Doha, Qatar +974-******** adp0c5@r.postjobfree.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/adnan-ahmed-aa0655201/ https://www.credly.com/users/adnan-ahmed.f26983d8/ Methodical IT Professional with 14 years of experience in supporting Data Centers, Information Security Systems and Network & System Administration & Security. Resourceful in managing infrastructure and optimizing environment. Capable in troubleshooting complex problems and reaching innovative solutions while adhering to rules and requirements of project scope. Excellent communicator when interfacing with stakeholders.

SKILLS AND INTERESTS

Products: vSphere, vSAN and vRealize for data center virtualization and VMware Horizon Suite, Cisco, Fortinet, Palo Alto, Dell EMC-VxRail Infrastructure Server, HPE ProLiant Servers, Microsoft, Azure, McAfee End Point Security (EPO), Manage-Engine, Trustwave

Enterprise Infrastructure: Static, RIP, OSPF, and BGP Routing, VLAN, STP, Ether- channel, QoS, NetFlow, SNMP, Cisco Prime Infrastructure,

Security: ASA Firewall, IPS/IDS, ESA (Email Security Appliance), WSA (Web Security Appliance) ASA Firepower, Firepower Thread Defense, AMP (Advance Malware Protection), ISE (Identity Service Engine), Site-to-Site VPN, Remote Access VPN, AnyConnect VPN, DMVPN, Flex VPN SSL VPN, DLP (Data Leak Protection), MacAfee End Point Protection. Palo Alto NGFW, FortiGate NGFW,

Data Center: Cisco Nexus, SAN solution,

Hypervisor: vSphere, vSAN and vRealize for data center virtualization and VMware Horizon Suite

Microsoft: Active Directory, WSUS, SCCM, Radius Server, DNS, DHCP, SCCP, Print Server, RDP, ADRMS, File and Storage Services, Web Server IIS,

Microsoft Azure: Azure Active Directory, Infrastructure Technology. VPN, WORK EXPERIENCE

IT Field Engineer, Qatar

Working for SC for Delivery & Legacy, Qatar (1 Month Contract for FIFA Arab Cup 2021) Core Responsibilities:

• Communicate with clients to determine needs and explain complex issues

• Conduct research and studies on site

• Manage field activities and implement engineering designs

• Diagnose construction or machinery problems

• Resolve malfunctions or other crises when they arise

• Planning, implementing, managing, monitoring, and upgrading security measures for the protection of the organization's data, systems, and networks.

• Troubleshooting security and network problems.

• Responding to all system and/or network security breaches.

• Ensuring that the organization's data and infrastructure are protected by enabling the appropriate security controls.

• Participating in the change management process.

• Testing and identifying network and system vulnerabilities.

• Daily administrative tasks, reporting, and communication with the relevant departments in the organization.

Shaht ul Bait, Qatar

IT Systems Consultant, (04/2021) to (11/2021)

Core Responsibilities:

• Mapped processes to holistically examine business flow and identify improvement opportunities

• Design network structure like LAN/MAN/WAN and W-LAN and also enterprise campus and data center.

• Monitor computer virus reports to determine when to update virus protection systems

• Review violations of computer security procedures and developed mitigation plans

• Installation, configured, tested and maintained operating systems, application software and system management tools.

• Implemented, developed and tested installation and update of file servers, print servers and application servers in all departments.

• Manage relationships with third-party intrusion detection system providers

• Create cybersecurity/information security best practice communications to educate staff against known threats and potential vectors of attack

• Perform risk analyses to identify appropriate security countermeasures

• Recommend improvements in security systems and procedures

• Maintain and repaired security systems and programmable logic controls

• Organized system infrastructure documentation and operating procedures, strengthening controls and enhancing overall performance

• Communicate with clients to determine needs and explain complex issues

• Collaborate closely with line management to drive strategy through development and implementation of new processes

• Present business leaders with cost-benefit and return-on-investment estimations to drive project planning and execution

Rheinmetall Barzan Advance Technology, Qatar

Network & System Administrator, (04/2018) - (02/2021) Data Center In-charge, Infrastructure and IT Operations Lead. Core Responsibilities:

• Mapped processes to holistically examine business flow and identify improvement opportunities

• Monitor computer virus reports to determine when to update virus protection systems

• Review violations of computer security procedures and developed mitigation plans

• Design network structure like LAN/MAN/WAN and W-LAN and also enterprise campus and data center.

• Installed, configured, tested and maintained operating systems, application software and system management tools.

• Implemented, developed and tested installation and update of file servers, print servers and application servers in all departments.

• Troubleshoot Servers and Network infrastructure and complex bugs.

• Maintenance & backup of windows servers

• Maintenance of VMware ESXI host & VMs

• Implement and Manage ISE (Identity Service Engine)

• Manage and update McAfee End Point Security and Cisco AMP as well as DLP.

• Monitored network capacity, Health-check and performance, as well as diagnosed and resolved complex network problems.

• Configuration, Management Health Check and maintenance of Servers and conduct and implement cyber/information security systems

• Installed patches, performed system and Network Devices backups, system builds and image updates.

• Analyses test Software Report after sandboxing. As well as monitor System Health.

• SOC Operation: Manage Bitlocker, Monitor AMP, Email traffic and Vulnerability

• Lead the IT Help Desk team for the Organization

• Prepare IT Budgets and Responsible for IT Audits

• Perform risk analyses to identify appropriate security countermeasures

• Recommend improvements in security systems and procedures

• Collaborate closely with line management to drive strategy through development and implementation of new processes

SAFWCO, Pakistan

IT Manager, (10/2017) - (03/2018)

IT Manager for the organization. Looking into the Data Center, Cyber/information security and services for head office and all site/project offices. Core Responsibilities:

• Oversee IT department operations and training

• Ensure the availability, stability and security of all the services within the organization and with external systems (where required).

• Mapped processes to holistically examine business flow and identify improvement opportunities

• Demonstrated familiarity with latest hardware, software and networking technology, as well as industry trends

• Identification of computer hardware and network system issues, performing troubleshooting techniques for remediation

• Monitor computer virus reports to determine when to update virus protection systems

• Review violations of computer security procedures and developed mitigation plans

• Troubleshoot Servers and Network infrastructure and complex bugs

• Configuration, Management Health Check and maintenance of Servers and conduct and implement cyber/information security systems

• In-charge for the SOC Operation

• Lead the IT Help Desk team for the Organization

• Collaborate closely with line management to drive strategy through development and implementation of new processes

MDF, Pakistan

Sr. Network & Security Engineer, (06/2011) - (08/2017) Core Responsibilities:

• Works with IT department and members of the information security team to identify, select and implement technical controls.

• Implement best practice for information security process to ensure the protection of the environment from any external penetration.

• Design network structure like LAN/MAN/WAN and W-LAN and also enterprise campus and data center.

• Researches, evaluates and recommends information-security-related hardware and software, including developing business cases for security investments.

• Maintaining security tools, solutions, processes, and policies to ensure an acceptable level of security and further improvement

• Providing security guidance and drive infrastructure decisions in collaboration with other

• technical and management teams

• Maintenance & backup of windows servers

• Maintenance of VMware ESXI host & VMs

• Running Security updates & patch management for window servers

• Compiling information from various sources (log analysis, incident reporting, event

• analysis, etc.) into comprehensive monthly reporting detailing historical and trend information.

• Developing, updating, and reporting performance metrics and status on security compliance.

• Automating reporting processes and data aggregation where appropriate AGGPPL., Pakistan

Network Administrator & IT Quality Assurance Supervisor, (05/2007) - (05/2011) Core Responsibilities:

• Managing the network of approx.150 nodes and connecting two cooperate offices over VPN, computer hardware, printers, Multi functions plotters, Heavy Duty Digital Photocopiers, IP-cameras, fax and telephone.

• Managing inventory and cost control system of the Company and 4 subcontractors of the AGGPPL

• Effectively interpreting and understanding client’s & Company’s requirements to manage database software.

• Ability to evaluate problems and identify a unique approach as Network Administrator designed the

• network, deployed the cables installed hardware and software. Linux (Red Hat 9 as server), Asterisk server for telephone and fax and wireless DSL for internet & complete IT Support to SUB-CONTRACTOR of AGGPPL.

• Operational Expense’s Reporting & maintenance

EDUCATION

Bachelors of Computer Science, Graduation Year (2005), University of Sindh, Pakistan CERTIFICATION

CISA (Certified) Certified Information Systems Auditor from CISA CISM (Certified) Certified Information Security Manager from CISM MCSE (Certified) Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (Core Infrastructure) MCSA (Certified) Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (Server 2016) CNSS (Certified) Certified Network Security Specialist from CNSS UK NSE I (Certified) Network Security Expert Level 1 from Fortinet NSE II (Certified) Network Security Expert Level 2 from Fortinet CCSP (Training) Certified cloud Security Professional Training Completed from Boot Camp 3M Certified Fiber Installer Training

CISSP (Training) Certified Information Systems Security Professional Training Completed from Boot Camp

CompTIA

Network

(N10-006)

(Training)

Technical competency in networking administration and support CompTIA

Security+

(SY0-601)

(Training)

Skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security REFERENCES

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