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PROFILE
Experienced IT Administrator with focus on security and best practices is looking for a new challenge in a larger, more dynamic organization. The ideal position would leverage my administration experience and security training while focusing on security operations and initiatives on a day to day basis.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
IT Administrator
Alliant Insurance Services, New York, NY
(January 2015 – current)

American Benefits Consulting LLC, New York, NY
(May 2007 – December 2014)
Acquired by Alliant January 2015

❏ Worked closely with VP of Operations and Security Compliance to document and manage our security requirements. Assisted with preparation and reporting for vendor questionnaires, monthly/quarterly audits, and penetration testing. Responsible for the technical remediation of issues that arise from these reports.
❏ Deployed new security initiatives arising from business team or client requirements. Key projects include at-rest file encryption, infrastructure redundancy, encryption key management, and disabling insecure encryption protocols.
❏ Planned and coordinated network migration in August 2015 with Alliant IT. Replaced all networking equipment, majority of workstations, setup domain trust, deployed VOIP phones, and migrated data to Alliant Data Centers.
❏ Moved production and development WWW environments from NY office to SOC 1 & 2 compliant data center at Managed Service Provider.
❏ Deployed load balanced IIS web server farm connecting to SQL server back-end, serving over 40 client websites/applications for their employee’s voluntary benefit selections.
❏ Deployed and managed secure automated file transfer solution for exchanging data with clients and vendors to support our web-based voluntary benefit application.
❏ Designed Group Policies for new Windows Server Active Directory domain. Tested policies and migrated workstations to the new domain with new servers.
❏ Deployed Windows 7 on all desktops and laptops. Secured laptops with Bitlocker Drive Encryption and biometric security.
❏ Installed and configured new Microsoft Exchange 2007 solution.
❏ Administered 20 server/75 workstation computer network with 50 users.
❏ Documented network infrastructure and software configuration.
❏ Scheduled backups, monitored network status, reviewed security logs, and assisted users daily.

IT Administrator
Mellon Ventures Inc., New York, NY
(August 2000 – January 2007)

❏ Coordinated annual penetration testing with external auditing firm, reviewed results and resolved discovered vulnerabilities.
❏ Planned annual IT budget and maintained expense records each year in conjunction with C.F.O.
❏ Consulted with Operations Coordinator to develop and test disaster recovery/business resumption plans.
❏ Reviewed and updated the company’s IT policies and procedures annually to keep current with business needs, security requirements and employee workflow.
❏ Planned, tested, implemented, and documented IT infrastructure upgrade projects including: Windows Server, Microsoft Exchange, and Checkpoint Firewall.
❏ Performed successful 48-hour emergency disaster recovery of Microsoft Exchange 2000 server after complete hardware failure.
❏ Administered 10 server/50 workstation computer network with 50 users in 5 locations.
❏ Traveled to all office locations for routine maintenance and upgrades.

Desktop Engineer
Visalign Inc., West Chester, PA
(January 1998 – August 2000)

❏ Team Leader for Parke-Davis New Hire Training sessions. Managed the technical side of the training sessions, including team selection, team training, equipment preparation, and coordinating with Parke-Davis HR organizers. Traveled to training sites to support the IT and HR teams on-site.
❏ Team Leader for Parke-Davis PC Install team. Managed 5 team members, scheduled builds, ordered new equipment, and maintained inventory records.
❏ Lead Desktop Engineer for Mellon Ventures Inc. Windows 2000 project. Responsible for hardware selections, building base Windows 2000 image, documenting deployment, training the deployment team, and end-user training. Worked closely with the Lead Server Engineer to satisfy the client’s requirements and develop workstation Active Directory Group Policies.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATIONS
GIAC Security Essentials Certification (Gold)
GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst (Gold)
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (Silver)
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (Silver)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Checkpoint Firewall-1 NG Training Certification

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE
Hardware: Familiar with installation, maintenance and upgrades for: desktops, laptops, servers, storage arrays, printers, UPS, smartphones, tablets, RAID controllers, KVM switches, wireless access points, switches and routers.

Software: Familiar with installation, configuration, and usage of Microsoft Windows 10 and earlier, Windows Server, Microsoft Office, Mac OS X, Remote Desktop Protocol, Internet Information Server, Exchange Server, ActiveSync, SQL Server, Microsoft ISA/TMG, Brocade, Checkpoint FW-1/VPN-1, Sonicwall, Palo Alto, Cisco IOS, BackupExec, Google Analytics, VMWare, Ubuntu Linux, SNORT, Wireshark, TCPdump, John the Ripper, and Kali Linux.

EDUCATION
York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA
Bachelor of Science in Marketing, 1996
Academic Minor: Management
Activities: WVYC Radio, Ice Hockey Team

 

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