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Certified Information Systems Security Professional Information Technology Specialist with extensive experience in cyberspace security and information assurance. Comprehensive implementation experience with emphasis on computer network defense, systems security planning, computer security policy, risk assessment, vulnerability analysis, threat assessment, and incident response. Areas of Expertise Cyberspace Security Information Assurance Communications Security Public Key Infrastructure Information Technology Lexicon Network Systems Analysis Incident Response Critical Infrastructure Protection Configuration Management Department of State (DoS), 2005–2011 Information Technology Specialist, Subject Matter Expert for Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative established by the Committee on National Security Systems.  Provided professional analysis of government-wide policy for strengthening cyberspace security.  Reviewed U.S. regulations to formulate revised directives, policies, and instructions.  Collaborated with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team as a member of the DoS Computer Incident Response Team to define government-wide cooperation and reporting parameters.  Participated in planning Cyberspace Security Exercises to evaluate the U.S. Government’s response to attacks. Defense Contract Audit Agency, 1986–2005 Information Assurance Officer provided guidance to approximately 7,000 employees for information confidentiality, integrity, and availability.  Advised senior level managers regarding all information assurance issues, increasing their involvement.  Devised and initiated a process for implementing the DoD Public Key Infrastructure which activated digital signatures, authentication, biometric identification and enabled transfer of secure e-mail.  Prepared training and technical materials for annual agency-wide information assurance awareness presentations.  Investigated and diagnosed Local Area Network System technical and security problems; initiated corrective action to resolve the problems. Training and Other Technical Positions Training: Assuring the Information Infrastructure; Computer Systems Architecture and Design; Managing Computer Incident Response Teams; Developing Enterprise Security Strategies; Fundamentals of Incident Handling; Communications Security and Cryptography; Managing Information Security in a Networked Environment; Terrorist Trends and Tactics; Securing Wireless Networks; Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Registration Authority; PKI Key Recovery Agent; and Global Enterprise Networking and Telecommunications. Positions: Computer Specialist; Computer Systems Analyst; Computer Systems Programmer; Computer Equipment Analyst; Management Analyst; 14 years Army National Guard; 6 years U.S. Army Reserves, Warrant Officer. Education National Defense University, Certificate, Information Assurance, Washington, DC, 2006; Associate in Science Degree, Northern Virginia Community College, VA, 1998;
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