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IT Manager

Arlington, Virginia, United States
May 28, 2010

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Marcus Brandon

**** ***** ********* ***** *** Apt. 707 Arlington, VA 22202 571-***-****

Security Clearance: TS/SCI – SSBI date 02/24/2009


As an Information System Security Officer in the National Security Sector I travel to multiple site locations maintaining and ensuring that systems are in accordance with approved security practices and applicable NISPOM and DCID 6/3 requirements. I assist the CSSOs in daily SCIF operations, physical security and policy enforcement. Have excellent people skills and I am able to multi-task. I have detailed knowledge of security tools, technologies and best practices. Years of experience in the creation and deployment of solutions protecting networks, systems and information assets for diverse companies and organizations.

Relevant Experience

BearingPoint, Inc./Deloitte, LLP, Chantilly, VA

Information System Security Officer (ISSO)/ System Administrator (SA) 01/2009 – present

• Work with intrusion software providing me the experience to draw logical conclusions after reviewing the information.

• Ensure all systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with approved internal security practices, plans, and applicable National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and DCID 6/3 requirements.

• Modernized outdated information security awareness programs, and led companywide training on crucial new information security policies, procedures, technologies and comprehensive security infrastructure upgrades; cutting workload by 50%.

• Part of a team that monitors security 24 hours a day, 365 days a year being the lead person to contact for on-call support.

• Manage 150,000+ users on multiple continents.

• Maintain System Security Plan (SSP), Standard Practices and Procedures (SPP) manuals, certification & accreditation documentation, and audit and compliance.

• Conduct in-depth compliance audits and penetration testing, presenting results to senior management. Assist in creating new Information-security departments: risk assessment, vulnerability, penetration testing, and security engineering services.

• Maintain Windows 2003 Server and Windows XP builds on Dell workstations, tape backup devices (DLT’s), servers, and other related hardware for the NSA net system and stand-alone systems.

• Maintain firewall and system logs on a daily basis; conduct virus updates, patches, security testing and hardening, to include Microsoft group policy implementation.

• Install, configure, and maintain routers, Windows 2003 Server and Exchange 2003, Windows XP builds on Dell workstations, tape backup devices (DLT’s), servers, and other related hardware for the CWAN system and stand-alone systems.

• Constructed SCIFS and worked as an alternate to the Program Security Officer endearing roles for personnel security.

The MIL Corporation, Washington, D.C.

Lead System Specialist/System Administrator (SA) 09/2007 – 01/2009

• At United States Agency for International Development (USAID) I Conducted group and individual training in information technology tasks to ensure complete knowledge of functions and responsibilities of team members.

• Outstanding project and program leader; able to coordinate and direct all phases of project-based efforts while managing, motivating, and guiding teams.

• Provided help desk support for functional and technical questions via both telephone and e-mail

• Coordinated with various outside agencies to ensure synchronization of information and events was analyzed, produced, and disseminated, resulting in 100% mission success in information dissemination and situational awareness for the JTF-DC.

• Increased reliability and performance of network through equipment selection, development of corporate standards and software research and selection.

• Installed, configured, tested, maintained, monitored, and troubleshot end user workstation hardware, networked peripheral devices, and networking hardware products.

• Identified and learn appropriate software and hardware. Access software updates, drivers, databases, and address frequently asked questions and resourceful

• Remedy Trouble Ticketing

Professional Development

• Operating Systems: Windows XP / 2000/2003 Pro UNIX

• Languages/Software: Visual Basic, HTML, Java, C++

• Microsoft Office: Project, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook

• Networking: Routers, Firewalls, TCP/IP, OSI model, and wireless technologies, VMware

• Microsoft Windows Server, SSL, Digital Certificates; Anti-Virus Tools (Norton, Symantec, Ghost, etc.)

• McAfee Network Security Manager


• Bachelor of Science in University Studies: Basic and Applied Science, focus in Computer Engineering with a minor in Psychology- Middle Tennessee State University – 05/2007

Certifications and Professional Memberships

• Member of American Society for Safety Engineers (ASSE); Currently pursuing CISSP certification

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