Introduction

Network Security Engineer

Network Security specialist with experience with hundreds of vendors doing implementation, proof-of-concept demonstrations, and product instruction. Specialization in the following:

  • Next Generation and Proxy Firewall technologies
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technologies
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) technologies
  • Authentication and Authorization technologies
  • Email (SMTP) security technologies
  • Domain Name System (DNS) security technologies
  • Load Balancing technologies
  • Virtual Private Networking / Encryption technologies

Skills

  • Check Point Software
  • Symantec (Vontu, Blue Coat, and Crossbeam)
  • Juniper Networks (SSG, SRX, IDP, and NSM)
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Fortinet
  • SMTP Security Technologies
  • Forcepoint (Sidewinder and Stonegate Firewalls)
  • Encryption Technologies
  • RSA SecurID & Duo Security
  • Linux, Unix, BSD, and Mac OS X
  • F5 Networks (BIG-IP)
  • BIND DNS Server

Experience

Check Point Software Technologies

Security Engineer

Portland, OR

January 2022 - Present

Provide pre-sales support for the Check Point Software Technologies platform of products.

Fidelis Cybersecurity, Inc.

Technical Account Manager

Portland, OR

June 2021 - December 2021

Provide post-sales support. Implementation, upgrades and ongoing support for the Fidelis platform of products.

Structured Communication Systems, Inc

Senior Security Engineer

Clackamas, OR

March 2019 - June 2021

Provide post-sales engineering services. Implementation, support, and troubleshooting experience with: Fortinet (Fortigate, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer, FortiSwitch, FortiAP, FortiAuthenticator, FortiSandbox, FortiEMS, and FortiADC), Palo Alto Networks, Check Point Software, Juniper SRX and SSG, Sonicwall, and Ubiquity.

Mission Critical Systems

Senior Security Engineering

Pompano Beach, FL

October 2015 - April 2017

Provide pre-sales engineering for a team of 10 account executives. Sales experience with A10 Networks, Algosec, Barracuda, Blue Coat Systems, Carbon Black, Check Point Software, Cylance, CyberArk, Fireeye, Forescout, Fortinet, Gemalto, Gigamon, Imperva, Infoblox, Okta, Intel / McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, PhishMe, Proofpoint, Rapid7, RSA, Splunk, Symantec, Tanium, Tenable, Varonis, and Zscaler.

Allgress, Inc.

Senior Network Security Consultant

Livermore, CA

July 2013 - October 2015

Provide IT services for the Allgress network. Pre-sales assistance with Allgress, Carbon Black, CyberArk, Cyphort, FireEye, Gigamon, Lancope, Lumeta, Palo Alto Networks, Quintessence Labs, Radware, Redseal Networks, Solutionary, WhiteHat Security, Unisys, and Zscaler.

FishNet Security / SiegeWorks LLC

Full Time Systems Engineer

Livermore, CA

June 2005 - July 2013

Design and deploy internet security solutions. Direct experience with security products from hundreds of vendors. Experience teaching classes from: Check Point Software (all classes), Juniper (SSG, SRX, IDP, NSM), Secure Computing Sidewinder, Crossbeam Systems, Nokia, Custom Application Security class covering the OWASP top 10, Q1Labs, and F5.

Accuvant

Network Security Consultant

Denver, CO

October 2003 - March 2005

Design and deploy internet security solutions. Experience teaching NetScreen, RSA, Ciphertrust, and Check Point classes. Direct experience with NetScreen, BigFix, Blue Coat, Airespace, NAI Sniffer, Check Point, Trend Micro, WebSense, and Network Intelligence products.

Mission Critical Systems

Senior Internet Security Engineer / Instructor

Fort Lauderdale, FL

September 1999 - October 2003

Install, troubleshoot, and upgrade various security products for many large organisations. Experience troubleshooting network issues and implementing complete security solutions. Maintain High Availability and Clustered firewall environments for customers using StoneBeat FullCluster, Check Point High Availability, and Nokia VRRP. Provide on-going Check Point Security support.

Education

Indian River Community College

Fort Pierce, FL

SUBJECTS: High School Diploma, FORTRAN, COBOL, dBase IV, Basic, and Turbo Pascal

Publications

  • Check Point NGX R65 Security Administration, Syngress Publishing, 2008
  • The Best Damn Firewall Book Period, Second Edition, Syngress Publishing, 2007
  • Configuring Juniper Networks NetScreen and SSG Firewalls, Syngress Publishing, 2006
  • Configuring Check Point NGX Firewalls, Syngress Publishing, 2005
  • Sygate Secure Enterprise Professional 4.0 Student Guide, Sygate Technologies, 2004

Current Certifications

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Check Point Certified Security Administrator R81 (CCSA)
  • Check Point Certified Security Expert R81 (CCSE)
  • Check Point Certified VSX Specialist R81 (CCVS)
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • Linux Professional Institute Certified - Level 2

Expired Certifications

  • Check Point Certified Security Instructor
  • Check Point Certified Managed Security Expert
  • Check Point Certified Expert
  • Juniper Networks Certified Instructor
  • Secure Computing Sidewinder Instructor
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Fortinet NSE4 Security Professional
  • Gigamon GigaTECH Certified
  • Symantec DLP Technical Specialist - Vontu
  • RSA Certified enVision Engineer
  • RSA Certified Systems Engineer - SecurID
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate
  • Certified StoneBeat FullCluster Engineer
  • eSafe Certified Expert
  • CipherTrust Partner Certified IronMail Administrator
  • ArcSight Certified Integrator/Administrator
  • SurfControl Top Achiever Recognition
  • McAfee Intrusion Protection / IntruShield
  • McAfee Intrusion Protection / Entercept
  • Sniffer Certified Professional
  • Blue Coat Systems Technical Training Certified
  • Sygate Secure Enterprise Instructor
  • Sygate Secure Enterprise Professional
  • Aventail Certified Professional
  • Certified Radware IAS Engineer
  • Crossbeam COS Series Certified
  • Crossbeam XOS Series Certified
  • Pretty Good Privacy Certified
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
  • Pre-sales: Vmware, Guardium, A10 Networks, Algosec, Firemon, Carbon Black, Cylance, Fireeye, Forescout, Imperva, Infoblox, Okta, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, Tanium, Zscaler