Who am I?

GSEC-certified Security Analyst with a strong background in IT spanning 8 years, from help desk support to system administration. Currently responsible for safeguarding a university with over 30,000 students and thousands of employees. Adept at evaluating and addressing alerts from various SIEM systems, analyzing potential compromises, and implementing remedial measures. Experienced in system administration and proficient in hardening servers and workstations across Windows, Linux, and MacOS platforms. Possess excellent customer service and communication skills. Committed to staying updated on the latest security vulnerabilities, exploits, and threat actor methodologies by actively engaging in platforms like Hack the Box and Try Hack Me.

Professional Summary: 

  • 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.

Skills and Systems:

  • Azure Sentinel SIEM
  • Microsoft Defender
  • Windows Server
  • VMWare ESXi
  • Splunk
  • Active Directory
  • Windows Desktop
  • Azure KQL
  • Cisco Networking
  • Milestone VMS

Work Experience: 

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. 

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