About Me

After spending the first decade of my working life “in the print” as both a production manager and camera/scanner operator I became one of the many “refugees” who transferred their skills over to and retrained in the new emerging technologies.

Since February 2014 I have worked for Sucuri, currently as lead of the Firewall support team having worked with their security products a couple of years before that.

Highlights

  • Over 20 years’ experience in the field of IT management and security
  • Proficient with a wide range of desktop and server architecture with an extensive combination of software programs and applications
  • Completed several high standing computer certification programs
  • Confident and adept in working with a diverse range of people and authorities
  • Worked on and supervised many high profile security cases

Subscriptions & Membership

ISACA Associate member
PMI Associate member
Scrum Alliance member
Internet Society Global member
Microsoft Partner (as a company 12 years)

Education and Training

London South Bank University • April 1999
City & Guilds: Software Creation Level 2
City & Guilds: Information Systems Design & Programming Level 3
PMI NB: PMP/CAPM • Dec 2013

PMI • PMP (Project Management Professional) • July 2014
ISC2 • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) • May 2014
Scrum Alliance • CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner) •  November 2014
ISC2 • SSCP (System Security Certified Practitioner) • March 2013
HP • ASE (now ExpertOne) – Prolient ML/DL Servers • April 2004 (lapsed)
Cisco • Cisco Certified Network Associate • June 2000 (lapsed)
Microsoft • Microsoft Certified System Engineer • May 1999 (lapsed)

Skill and Application Summary

Management

Agile (as Product Owner)
Microsoft Sharepoint
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Powerpoint
Gliffy & Creately Flow Charts
TeamWork Project Manager
Subversion Version Control
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe
IceScrum & Ontime Scrum
Axure Rapid Prototyping

Infrastructure and Connectivity

Microsoft Exchange Server Installation, Upgrade and Management
Microsoft Server Access Control Management (AD)
Microsoft Server Installations and Upgrades
Microsoft IIS & SQL Installation and Management
Amazon, Google and HP Cloud Services
Symantec Enterprise Solutions
Virtualization – VMware Server/ESX and MS Hyper-V
Access Control Lists on Firewalls and Routers
VPN Point-to-Point, Terminal Services

Security

Business Risk and Continuity Planning
Backup and Redundancy Technologies
Vulnerability Assessment – NMap, Walkthroughs
Penetration Testing – Metasploit
Firewalls – ModSecurity (WAF), Barracuda (Internal)
Microsoft Certificate Services (PKI) and PGP
Prepare Paperwork for Court Orders, DMCA notices and ICANN Dispute Resolution
Auditing – Event Viewer via WinRM, GFI Events Manager, Snare and Logzilla (syslog-ng), ModSec.
Privacy – DPA(UK), PIPEDA (CA)

Links to other public profiles
Smarterer, BrandYourSelfLookuppagePen.ioQuora, WordPress.org, Amazon, Meetup, FourSquare, StumbleUpon, Scrum Alliance,

CISSP PMP