High-performing IT security manager with a proven history of empowering multi-functional teams to achieve objectives in high pressure environments. Able to rapidly develop processes and lead teams that efficiently support client requirements at the leading edge of cybersecurity.
Multi-Functional Team Leadership
Information Security Design and Engineering
24/7 Operations Center Management
Certifications (CISSP, GCIA, GPEN)
Strong Written and Verbal Communication
Cyber Threat Analysis and Mitigation
Technical Client Support
Security Devices (IDS/IPS, Firewalls, SIEM)
Information Security Manager08/2017 to Current155 Cyber Protection Team, United States Army Cyber Protection BrigadeFort Gordon, Georgia
Manage a security operations center tasked with monitoring a large, client-owned data center operating multiple security devices. Upgraded customer's existing SIEM solution contributing to the discovery of an active network intrusion.
Plan a deliberate operation to change a 33,000 line firewall (Cisco) configuration through review and analysis of network threats and activity. Plan lead to the removal of 95% of the configurations, reducing complexity while mitigating network vulnerabilities.
Guide the career development of coworkers including annual performance evaluations and training on effective information security techniques which resulted in an 80% promotion rate among entry-level personnel.
Triage and troubleshoot to 50+ daily security events and network configuration changes through development of security operations center processes. The processes enabled effective communication about threats to confidentiality, integrity, and availability of customer information.
Cyber Operations Manager12/2015 to 08/2017Joint Force Headquarters - Cyber, Army Cyber CommandFort Gordon, GA
Authored the Army's standard operating procedures for managing network penetration teams operating in high-pressure, fast-paced environments. Procedures ensured teams were able to rapidly respond to shifting client requirements while still achieving long-term operational goals.
Demonstrated excellence in technical writing and verbal communication through 220 briefings to senior Department of Defense leadership, enabling effective operational decision making at the highest levels of government.
Prioritized customer satisfaction by providing 24x7 on-call remote support to clients operating in hazardous conditions worldwide resulting in the successful completion of 40+ short-notice operations.
Planned 20+ operations taking advantage of newly developed technology and/or new areas of operations enabling rapid employment of top-tier capabilities supporting customer requirements.
Intelligence and Security Officer in Charge11/2010 to 12/20151st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiement, 16th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Wainwright, AK
Managed the information, personnel, and physical security programs of an organization with 750 personnel. Enforced policies through education and direct involvement resulting in the rapid identification and mitigation of 3 security incidents over 4 years.
Provided predictive threat assessments and proactive risk mitigation plans to clients resulting in 0 incidents over 9 months operating in hazardous conditions.
Optimized daily operations and measured production based on internally developed metrics which allowed the team to maintain high levels of customer support while reacting to new projects and initiatives.
Cyber Operations Planner Course2016United States Army Cyber SchoolFort Gordon, Georgia
Joint Advanced Cyber Warfare Course2015Unite States Army Cyber SchoolFort Gordon, Georgia
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology (Summa Cum Laude)2010University of New HavenWest Haven, CT
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice (Summa Cum Laude)2010University of New HavenWest Haven, CT
Bronze Star Medal: Awarded November 2014 for meritorious service in combat