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
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
Devised and initiated a process for implementing the DoD Public Key Infrastructure which
activated digital signatures, authentication, biometric identification and enabled transfer of
Prepared training and technical materials for annual agency-wide information assurance
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.
National Defense University, Certificate, Information Assurance, Washington, DC, 2006;
Associate in Science Degree, Northern Virginia Community College, VA, 1998;