I.T Security Consultant

Northants

• A self-motivated and focused dedicated I.T Security consultant working in the Security, Compliance and Risk sectors • Excellent senior managerial, business development and customer skills; both internally and externally with representation up to board level • Worked at a senior management level and liaising with other business heads and senior management to ascertain the business needs • Also adept in leading and motivating teams to deliver projects objectives within tight deadlines and provide professional seamless support services, consultation, communication and documentation • Ensured effective communication to all key stakeholders in order to sustain relationships between the business and IS • Assisted and consulted with security and risk which included utilising various frameworks and implementation of DLP • Defined security policies and best practice for both public and private sectors including finance, military and government. • Solutions include Endpoint protection, Vulnerability scanning, Patch and Remediation, Risk management, BYOD, Security configuration management and Anti-Virus System Skills • OS/Servers: Windows XP to 10; Server 2000 to 2012 ; Citrix, VMWare Desktops and Servers; Windows Architecture and Design • Network Topology: TCP/IP, IPX/SPX and ATM • Scripting: DOS and Batch files, KIX Scripting, VB Script, Powershell • Software: Microsoft SMS and SCCM, MS SQL (Full and Express), Staffware, Oracle, Business Objects, All Microsoft Office, All Microsoft OS, Application UAT testing and development, BES ( Bigfix Remediation Manager), Citrix, VM and VDI, ESM, BES (Blackberry) , Websense, Various Anti-virus software and Software Delivery Products, Websense, Lumension Product Range, Credant, Safend, PGP, Various Bespoke Banking Applications, Salesforce (CRM), HPSD • Other: Release Management, Project Management, User Experience, Risk Management, Security Management, Patch and Remediation, Business Analysis, Compliance • Pre-sales, Post-sales, Professional Services, Senior Management, Customer Relationship, Operations Support, Service Delivery

Key Skills
  • IT Security
  • Lumension
  • SCCM
  • McAfee
  • OS/Servers
  • Network Topology
  • Scripting
  • Software

Work Experience

SC Cleared Technical Information Security Consultant

HP Defense 1 month

• Providing security consultancy for HP Defense and Government • Providing risk analysis and compliance • Customer facing, both internal and external • Worked and liaised with other workstreams, stakeholders and senior management • Reviewed current live practices, policies and controls • Recommend and implement process improvements • Provided architectural design and documentation including Lumension, SCCM and McAfee ePO • Deliver projects • Received HP recognition award for services provided • Mentored, educated and coached team members


Technical Information Security Officer

Capgemini/Inspire Corporation 12 months

• Providing consultancy for Capgemini as lead technical design architect on desktop security project • Deliverance of new platform to both physical and virtual environment (XenApp, XenDesktop and thin clients) • Providing risk analysis and compliance • Provide consultancy for BYOD • Worked and liaised with other workstreams, stakeholders and senior management • Main point of contact for Capgemini’s customers • Worked with other departments in relation to project and BAU including risk, packaging, software delivery, change management, end-user communications • Reviewed current live practices, policies and controls • Recommended process improvements • Provided architectural design for security project including disaster recovery • Full technical implementation of security project • Developed business appropriate policies and processes • Providing direction and leadership to team members • Managing activities and tasks to meet goals and objectives • Mentored, educated and coached team members


Information Security and Project Consultant

Deloitte 12 months

• Project technical lead providing consultancy for Deloitte on desktop security project • Provided consultancy for Deloitte operations live environment including mobility devices • Providing risk analysis and compliance • Worked and liaised with other business heads, stakeholders and senior management • Worked with other departments in relation to project including risk, packaging, software delivery, change management, end-user communications • Reviewed current live practices, policies and controls • Recommended process improvements • Provided architectural design for security project • Full technical implementation of security project • Developed business appropriate policies and processes • Mentored, educated and coached team members


International Information Security and Risk Consultant

Standard Bank 12 months

• Provided consultancy for the Bank’s international sites outside Africa (UK, Offshore, Brazil, New York, Dubai, Turkey and AsiaPac) • This is the Investment Banking arm of the bank • Worked at a senior management level and liaising with other business heads and senior management to ascertain the business needs • Ensured effective communication to all key stakeholders in order to sustain relationships between the business and IS • Reviewed current practices, policies, controls and usage of toolsets • Recommended process improvements • Provided a framework that can be utilised by the various businesses across International • Developed measures, systems and processes to prevent the loss or theft of the Bank’s intellectual property • Liaised on the bank’s behalf with potential DLP vendors which include implementing POCs • Research, design and implement DLP • Managed relationship with existing vendors and suppliers • Cloud computing and security measures for the bank • Primary contact for liaison between all International security teams • Mentored, educated and coached team members • Provided documentation and ensured user education • Assisted and consulted with customer compliance, security and risk which included utilising the ISO27k framework and compliance with existing laws and regulations


International Information Security Consultant

Standard Bank 12 months

• Provided technical consultancy and running the project for the rollout of security products to the Bank’s international sites outside Africa (UK, Offshore, Brazil, New York, Dubai, Turkey and AsiaPac) • Project management, implementation and troubleshooting on both physical and virtual platforms (VDI) • Liaised on the bank’s behalf with the vendors • Primary contact to internal banking staff for project • Provided technical documentation and training to all of the international teams • Assisted and consulted with customer compliance


EMEA Security and Technical Account Manager

Lumension Security4 Years

• Provided professional service for Lumension Security products (formally Securewave Sanctuary Suite and Patchlink Patch/Remediation Products) to both public and private sector • Delivered solutions which include architectural design, project management, implementation and troubleshooting on both physical and virtual platforms • Liaised with senior level management and technical resources • Solutions include Endpoint protection, Vulnerability scanning, Patch and Remediation, Risk management, Security configuration management and anti-virus • Designed and implemented encryption of all laptops across HMRC Aspire estate using Credant Mobile Guardian – Enterprise Edition v6.0 alongside the Lumension Endpoint protection for USB device encryption • User Experience project • Basic knowledge of multitude software delivery mechanisms including Radia, CA, GPO etc • Full experience with RFI/RFP • Worked in both pre-sales and pro-sales role • New business generation and upselling to existing customers • Worked with resellers and channel on bids, technical and sales knowledge share • Assisted and consulted with customer compliance dependant on appropriate industry including documentation. SOX, HIPPA, N3, PCI-DSS, CJX, GCSx, GSi etc and areas around DLP • Defined security policies and best practice for finance, military, government, constabularies and NHS Trusts throughout UK • Other locations of work included Japan and South Africa • Worked with Lumension Product Management and Development to enhance our products based on end user criterias including UAT • Run the Lumension Training Course on the Endpoint protection product range and basic Windows/Network troubleshooting • Global Employee of the Month and numerous accolades from private and public sector • Represented in International arenas and local, e.g. Information Security show in Johannesburg (Vodacom Centre) and InfoSec (UK)


UK IT Desktop and Security Manager

Computacenter 2 Years

• Provided professional advice for a range of I.T. projects for key client, Abbey National to support their entire I.T. infrastructure, including restructure of business area data structure, mass migration of data or user accounts • Delivered solutions to deploy software to a large user base and enabling the Systems Administration Team to deploy the software to users as and when required without impacting on SLAs • Analysed and understood the aims and objectives of the business area to create an effective solution in line with business requirements, using tools and scripts such as Batch files, Kixtart, logon scripts and VB6 • Created applications to perform specific functions such as asset management for Abbey National Branches on the XP Build to collate information from the PC and place in a central area for collation • Security Manager for all of Abbey National UK • Build Release Manager • Desktop Manager which is complete ownership of the entire desktop environment • Patch Management • Application UAT • SMS Management • Managed transformation project which involves putting Active Directory infrastructure, desktop refresh, Windows XP build, SMS 2003 and MS Server 2003 • Have won numerous of awards from employer and customer • Was Employee of the Year in 2003 • Ensured that the Abbey National estate is secure and that administrative groups have the correct members and are not being abused by ensuring that all anti-virus and server patches are up to date • Attended monthly meetings to discuss information security governance issues and weekly CAB meetings among others • Investigated security breaches within the network infrastructure and providing Abbey National and Computacenter management with a full account all incidents • Worked within the Customer Service Office to assist with any major technical projects for Abbey National and liaised with their technical staff • Made sure that Abbey meet and are compliant with all external Security Auditing


Lead Technical Consultant

Getronics10 months

• As Senior Technical Consultant responsible for resolving 3rd/4th line issues for the bank and its customers


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