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Cybersecurity Analyst

Farmington Hills, MI, 48334
November 27, 2022

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Marcus Cylar

Farmington Hills, MI 248-***-**** PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

A former pastor and logistics professional transitioning into the cybersecurity industry after two decades of experience developing teams, managing multiple clients and projects, and effectively communicating complex ideas in vocational ministry and logistics. Proficient at increasing efficiency by improving SOPs and achieving KPIs through an acute emphasis on detailed documentation and data analysis. Particularly adept at learning new technologies, concepts, and processes through curiosity, coachability, and focused research.


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Professional Certificate in Cybersecurity August 2022 Courses: Microsoft Security, Networking, Cloud Security, Linux, Network Security, Cyber Infrastructure & Technology, Intro to Python for Security, Ethical Hacking, Digital Forensics & Incident Response, Internet of Things Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit, MI

Doctor of Ministry June 2015

Ashland Theological Seminary-Detroit Campus, Southfield, MI Master of Divinity June 2009

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering December 2005 Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Science in General Science December 2005 SKILLS & CERTIFICATIONS

Technologies: Cisco IOS, VirtualBox, Amazon AWS, SIEM and network analysis tools: Wireshark, Splunk, Snort Programming Languages: HTML, Bash scripting, Powershell, Python Operating Systems: Windows Client, Windows Server, Linux Networking: Firewalls, SSH, ACLs, VPN, VLANs, subnetting Certification: CompTIA Security+ (October 2022)


Project: Forensic Investigation University of Michigan July 2022 Scope: Investigating various collected files to discover an attacker’s identity

Utilized Zeek Network Security Monitor to parse Wireshark traffic data for malicious activity

Input hash value of identified malicious file into VirusTotal to discover additional file information

Identified backdoors left by attacker in Autoruns; used this information to obtain a malware file and ran that executable as a .txt file with Sysinternals strings64 tool

Found clues in the malware to a hidden user, obtained hash value of that user with Mimikatz, decrypted hash for password to given .bin file; used file carving to reveal obfuscated .rar file containing flag to be captured Project: Penetration Testing Tasks University of Michigan June 2022 Scope: Hacking a terminated employee’s system as a penetration tester

Utilized algorithms and wordlists to crack the password of a compressed file and extract the files within

Decrypted the hashed information in the extracted text file to discover website login credentials; examined website source code and decrypted various hashes for more information

Scanned the system for open ports and utilized Metasploit to identify exploitable vulnerabilities for remote access into the machine

Identified exploit, downloaded it to the machine, and executed it to gain root access Project: Programming an ARP Spoof Detector in Python University of Michigan May 2022 Scope: Helping a company investigate and discover an MiTM attack

Created a Python script to automatically detect ARP spoofing on workstations in a network

Incorporated file manipulation to record the time and MAC address location of the attack in a log file

Utilized functions, methods, data structures, recursion, and error handling throughout the code

Deployed the code on a victim Windows VM, using a Kali Linux VM to initiate the attack Project: Capture the Flag Challenge University of Michigan April 2022 Scope: Investigating suspicious network traffic and SIEM alerts

Connected to a POP3 mail server via Telnet and examined various emails

Utilized information in those emails to gain access to Splunk

Identified download attempts by searching through Splunk event logs

Examined key information in those logs to find various messages, decode the appropriate message, and capture the flag Project: Securing a Network University of Michigan March 2022 Scope: Solving various security challenges as a newly hired Security Analyst

Established connection between four virtual machines set up to simulate an internal host and client, a firewall, and an external threat

Created a firewall rule to block unwanted web traffic in the network

Utilized NAT port forwarding rule to enable remote employee access into the internal network

Implemented an intrusion detection and prevention system against potential known network attacks through the Suricata service within the pfSense firewall interface

Project: WAN Installation University of Michigan December 2021 Scope: Setting up a WAN for a mock bank and configuring all network devices to communicate with the entire WAN

Devised network topology plan for devices’ IP addresses through subnetting

Created and assigned VLANs by department and configured trunk interfaces on the appropriate network

Secured the network by enabling port security, configuring ACLs for privileged access, setting encrypted passwords, and adding security messaging

Configured SSH services on all routers to allow for remote administration PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Ryder System, Inc., Novi, MI April 2021-Present

Transportation Analyst

Provide account management in freight bill audit and payment services for a client doing $3M-$7M of business weekly

Optimize first-pass yield percentage and other metrics capturing the efficiency and accuracy of freight bill payment processes through deep-dive research into detailed database outputs

Review carrier transportation contracts to analyze root causes for aging or non-systemically paid freight bills

Utilize detailed data analysis tools such as Alteryx and Excel pivot tables and vlookups to provide status reporting on outstanding freight bill payments and prepare weekly freight payment report for the client

Serve rotationally on a team that has managed carrier and client account creation and password reset for online billing portal Amazon Logistics March 2019-April 2021

Yard Marshal, Wixom, MI (July 2020-April 2021)

Analyzed linehaul delivery schedule to create a strategic dock plan for arrival and placement of trailers and planning for exceptions and contingencies by submitting trouble cases, auditing delivery and shipping documents as needed, and troubleshooting shipping problems and errors to resolution

Coordinated with operations and delivery service providers to ensure smooth flow of traffic through the launch pad, maintain safe operations, and drive on-time dispatch performance

Consolidated information from different sources and daily yard audits to determine trailer pool requirements, maintain sound trailer flow in yard, and generate daily reports to support business needs

Led a team that is a consistent top performer in the Central Region for key yard management metrics through a meticulous attention to detail and an ability to analyze and make adjustments on those metrics Shift Assistant, Sort Operations, Wixom, MI (Jan 2020-July 2020)

Served as primary point of contact for all dock vehicle activity, monitoring nightly line haul schedule and interfacing with both yard management software and drivers to check trailers into and out of their proper dock location for product loading and unloading

Utilized strategic product placement and both labor and equipment management to optimize nightly package processing rate to station-defined volume and quality metrics

Performed nightly audits on various quality, safety, and operational concerns; produced reports on those audits, as well as on nightly production numbers through various Excel and proprietary tools

Trained associates on all labor functions pertaining to sort operations Fulfillment Associate, Learning Ambassador, Hazel Park, MI (Mar 2019-Jan 2020)

Trained new associates on process functions, quality standards, correcting defects, and troubleshooting errors

Performed warehouse floor audits, oversaw final inspection on orders for driver pickup, and corrected delivery service inaccuracies

Utilized routing and staging tools, PDFs, and Excel spreadsheets to assign and monitor status of prepared delivery orders for pickup

Communicated with delivery service drivers and dispatchers to problem solve order delays and inaccuracies African Methodist Episcopal Church, 4th Episcopal District Jan 2006-Present Serving the denomination as a licensed and ordained minister in the following roles: Youth Minister 2006-2008

Senior Pastor 2008-2013

Presiding Elder 2011-2012

Assistant Pastor 2013-2019

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