Who am I?
I am a GSEC certified Security Analyst working to help safeguard a university with over 30,000 students and thousands of employees. My security experience is built on top of 8 years in IT, from help desk up to system administration.
During the day I work with the security team and our users to ensure the safety of our network as well as keep an eye towards the future to make sure we're ready for anything coming our way. At night I'm often spending time on sites like TryHackMe and HacktheBox to work on expanding my abilities and trying to better understand the avenues used by attackers and the signs of compromise.
- Work to evaluate and address alerts from a variety of SIEM system.
- Ability to analyze potential compromises and help remedy the situation.
- Experience in system administration and hardening of servers and workstations.
- Ability to work with Windows, Linux and MacOS devices.
- Great customer service and communications skills.
- Constantly working to stay informed of the most up-to-date security vulnerabilities and exploits, as well as improving my knowledge of threat actors and their methodology.
- Azure Sentinel SIEM
- Microsoft Defender
- Windows Server
- VMWare ESXi
- Active Directory
- Windows Desktop
- Azure KQL
- Cisco Networking
- Milestone VMS
Security Analyst - ISAM - University of Missouri - 03/21 - Present
Work with other security professionals in the university system using tools like Microsoft Sentinel and the Azure Kusto Query Language, among others, to help investigate potential compromises, data breaches and other security incidents. We work to safeguard everything from user accounts to the servers and workstations within the system. We also work with all users and departments to help educate on security best practices, help analyze and approve software to be used in the University system and work to test and implement new systems to help streamline the security process in a seamless way for our users.
System Administrator – Student Affairs - University of Missouri - 02/16 – 03/21
Work within the Student Affairs division of the University System to help maintain various servers throughout campus. Current focus is on creating a unified Campus Security Server, with Milestone VMS as the backbone and with Computer Aided Dispatch integration for the University Police Department. Working to install, secure, configure and maintain the Milestone servers and various IP and analog cameras on campus, while helping various departments plan to upgrade and maintain their existing cameras for security.
System Administrator – Dynamic Medical Management, LLC - 02/13 – 02/16
Helped in the support and maintenance of various servers from Domain Controllers, Exchange Servers, and Print Servers. Responsible for the purchase and preparation of new equipment ranging from network equipment, printers, VOIP phone systems, and workstations. Created manuals and helped to train users on operating their workstations and associated software. Worked with managers to help foster an environment that was both HIPAA and PCI compliant.
GIAC – Security Essential (GSEC) – December 2021
CompTIA Security+ - November 2020
Associates of Graphic Design – Moberly Area Community College
Studied graphic design and took additional elective courses on computer repair and support, as well as networking.