Information Security Analyst - Incident Response & ForensicsI hold a Bachelor Degree in Cyber Forensics & Information Security and a Associate of Applied Science Degree in CIS: Network Administration. My current role is Senior Information Security Analyst at Highmark Health where I support the Threat and Vulnerability Management Team. I began at Highmark on the Incident Response and Forensics team as an Information Security Analyst. Now I am bringing together my hands on knowledge of Incident Response/Forensics and Threat Detection to serve as a mentor and bring Cyber Threat Hunting capabilities into the SOC. As a Threat Detection Analyst for NTT Security, I researched security and machine learning events, performed packet-level analysis, and vulnerability testing to provide advanced analytics and identify threats that may evade standard forms of detection. This also included the analysis and reverse engineering of files recovered from malspam campaigns, phishing and exploit attempts. Most importantly, I am largely self-taught, and an internally motivated professional.
Professional Skills and Tools
- SIEM: Splunk, LogRhythm, MapR, ELK, Kibana.
- PCAPS: WireShark, Tshark, TCPDUMP, editcap, NetworkMiner.
- Virtualization: AWS, VMware, ESXI, VirtualBox.
- Digital Forensics: Sleuth Kit (+Autopsy), FTK.
- Malware Analysis: PE Explorer, Sysinternals Suite, Explorer Suite, InetSim, Snort/Suricata, x64bdg, OllyDbg, IDA, Ghidra, Linux.
- Laws: Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 (SOX), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 1996, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act 1999, Homeland Security Act and the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
- Strong background in Networking including Protocols, IPv4/IPv6, Subnetting.
- HTML5, C++, Python, PHP, WordPress.
Bachelor of Science: Cyber Forensics & Information Security
Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA
2016 - 2018
Dean’s List & President’s List 2016 – 2018 – 120 credits GPA: 3.75
Associate of Applied Science: Computer Information Systems - Network Administration
Butler County Community College (BC3), Butler, PA
2015 – 2017
Dean’s List & President’s List 2015 – 2017 – 93 credits GPA: 3.5
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
CompTIA Network+ N10-007 CompTIA A+ 220-901/902
CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
Splunk Enterprise Certified Admin
Splunk Core Certified Power User
Splunk Core Certified User
LogRhythm Security Analyst
Network Pro TestOut PC Pro TestOut
November, 2020 - *Current
Senior Information Security Analyst, Cyber Defense, Highmark, 501 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
April, 2020 - November, 2020
Information Security Analyst, Incident Response and Forensics, Highmark, 501 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
April, 2019 - April, 2020
Threat Detection Analyst, NTT Security Operations Center, 100 Global View Dr, Warrendale, PA 15086
August, 2018 - April, 2018
Cyber Security Analyst, NTT Security Operations Center, 100 Global View Dr, Warrendale, PA 15086
October, 2017 – August, 2018
Lead Line Technical Support (1st Level Supervisor), Armstrong, AGOC, 437 N. Main St, Butler, PA 16001
May, 2015 – October, 2017
Technical Support Representative, Armstrong, AGOC, 437 N. Main St, Butler, PA 16001
*References/more information will be made available upon request.
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