Ike Anyanwu, Application Security Developer in Maryland City, MD, United States
Ike Anyanwu

Application Security Developer in Maryland City, MD, United States

Member since May 5, 2021
Ike is a senior cloud security engineer with 12 years of experience and a solid knowledge of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) publications, cybersecurity, cloud, and DevSecOps tools. Deployed multiple security tools to monitor and mitigate attacks on the infrastructure. Strong knowledge of infrastructure as code, managing a CI/CD pipeline and protecting applications, websites, cloud networks, and infrastructure.
Ike is now available for hire



  • Windows 10 years
  • Linux 10 years
  • Application Security 10 years
  • Cloud Security 8 years
  • Python 8 years
  • AWS 8 years
  • Azure 4 years
  • DevSecOps 2 years


Maryland City, MD, United States



Preferred Environment

Windows, Linux, AWS, Azure, Jenkins, Application Security, Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Security, Secure Containers, DevSecOps, Documentation, Okta, Endpoint Security, FedRAMP

The most amazing...

...DevSecOps project I've worked on is the integration of security into the CI/CD process and building the entire process within the AWS Cloud.


  • Cloud Security Engineer

    2022 - 2022
    Hospitality Digital GmbH - Main Hospitality Digital GmbH
    • Performed a security gap analysis for the CI/CD process and procedure.
    • Reviewed Kubernetes container security scanning, performing DAST, SAST, API security, and SCA.
    • Created a playbook to support an incident response and requirement definition for SIEM deployment.
    • Created a playbook and requirement definition for an IDS deployment and GCP Security Center.
    Technologies: Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Application Security, Single Sign-on (SSO), SAML, Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), APIs, Open Source, Incident Response, Containerization, Kubernetes, Secure Containers, SonarQube, SIEM
  • Security Operations Engineer (Hourly/PT/FT)

    2021 - 2022
    Anjuna - Main
    • Deployed and managed Okta, an Identity management service for clients which provided a trusted platform to secure identity with SSO, multi-factor authentication, lifecycle management, and Identity governance.
    • Configured SSO on applications using Okta identity management.
    • Reviewed security gaps with client infrastructure and provided a guideline for compliance.
    Technologies: Python, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Okta, Single Sign-on (SSO), Authentication, Identity, SAML, SAML-auth, OAuth 2
  • Security Engineer | Analyst

    2021 - 2021
    ASU Pocket - Main
    • Reviewed the architecture of applications/systems deployed within the client infrastructure for security flaws.
    • Managed the proof of concept for multiple system engineering deployment efforts with the university infrastructure.
    • Was the subject matter expert on incident response issues affecting the university infrastructure.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Automation, AWS, Antivirus Software
  • Senior Cloud Security DevOps

    2021 - 2021
    Digital Swiss Gold
    • Migrated applications and created mobile apps in Azure.
    • Deployed Web Application Firewall (WAF), Microsoft Defender for Identity, Sentinel, Azure Security Center, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), security groups, and subscription.
    • Reviewed Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) compliance requirements—NIST SP 800-53 and PCI. Run security scans to determine the security vulnerabilities with the network.
    Technologies: Amazon CloudFront CDN, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Azure VDI, Web Application Firewall (WAF), SEIM, Azure Security, Web Applications, Azure Application Gateway, Endpoint Security
  • Senior Cloud Security Engineer

    2020 - 2021
    • Reviewed security concepts and the architecture of applications and systems deployed with the infrastructure.
    • Developed and reviewed functional requirements with end-users to determine if the systems met defined standards (NIST, SOX, and ISO 27001) and proposed enhancements.
    • Supported evidence collection regarding various SEC compliance frameworks, such as NIST and ISO 27001.
    • Updated changes within Firewall (Palo Alto and Juniper), WAF, and the IPS system (Firepower).
    • Monitored the daily performance of networking systems, servers, and cloud application infrastructure with SolarWinds and Nagios.
    • Implemented and configured DevSecOps tools, such as Git, GitHub, and Jenkins. Used a Python script to automate the infrastructure resource and monitoring and serverless and container infrastructure deployment with Python.
    • Managed security alerts and reports from Prisma, AWS Cloud, Azure Security Center CloudWatch, and CloudTrail. Used AWS GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector, Amazon Macie, AWS Config, and Aqua Security (container security).
    Technologies: Linux, Windows, Firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), DevSecOps, Cloud Security, AWS, Application Security, Vulnerability Assessment, Vulnerability Management, Prisma, Azure, Palo Alto Networks, Jenkins, Git, GitLab, Web Application Firewall (WAF), Okta, Endpoint Security, FedRAMP, Python
  • Senior Cloud Security DevOps

    2019 - 2020
    OneZero Solutions, LLC
    • Implemented security in all phases of the CI/CD pipeline for secure application development within the cloud.
    • Designed and architected the AWS network using VPC, subnets, route tables, and security groups.
    • Ensured code development and applications adhered to security compliance frameworks, including NIST, SOX, PCI-DSS, and ISO 27001.
    • Tested services and architecture required to build secure cloud computing platforms, especially using encryption for data at rest and in transit.
    • Monitored the networking system, servers, and cloud application infrastructure with tools like Datadog and SonarQube.
    • Integrated Checkmarx and Fortify (static and dynamic analysis) in the SDLC process. Reviewed code and application for possible OWASP vulnerability (XSS and injection), CVSS, and CWE.
    • Used Python scripts to automate the infrastructure resource and monitor, and handled serverless and container infrastructure deployment with Python.
    Technologies: Jenkins, Git, Kubernetes, Secure Containers, Scanning, Source Code Control System (SCCS), DevSecOps, Application Security, AWS, Azure, Linux, Windows, Vulnerability Assessment, Vulnerability Management, GitLab, Kibana, Endpoint Security, FedRAMP, Python
  • Senior Security Engineer

    2017 - 2019
    Pinnacle, LLC
    • Deployed multiple threat management, security event and correlation monitoring, and IDS and NAC devices for a client.
    • Deployed applications within AWS Cloud, including AWS CloudTrail, AWS Firewall Manager, and Amazon GuardDuty.
    • Managed the application scanning and vulnerability management for the entire enterprise.
    • Managed the monitoring of the networking system, servers, and cloud application infrastructure.
    • Managed the Crowdstrike Endpoint Protection Platform for protecting Cloud workload, data, and endpoints, providing next-generation antivirus, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 threat hunting service.
    Technologies: Application Security, AWS, Azure, Scanning, Vulnerability Management, Firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Network Access Control, SonarQube, Elastic, Kibana, Endpoint Security
  • Senior Security Ops Engineer

    2015 - 2017
    ManTech International
    • Provided technical assistance for the security threat management with infrastructure.
    • Performed the administration and management of complex application security tools, including Sourcefire, FireEye, Splunk, NetWitness, Nessus, Palo Alto, ForeScout, RSA Security Analytics, and malware and APT analysis tools.
    • Installed and configured operating systems to meet hardening requirements and standards, such as ISO 20071, NIST, CIS, and HIPAA.
    • Configured and updated changes within the firewall.
    Technologies: Application Security, Network Access Control, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Windows, Linux, SIEM, Vulnerability Management, Vulnerability Assessment, Splunk, ISO 27001, NIST, Threat Analytics, Threat Intelligence, AWS
  • Information Security Consultant

    2011 - 2015
    • Managed security risk assessment audit for multiple clients' IT infrastructure (PaaS and AWS managed services). Managed development, design, and implementation of a large enterprise security architectural detailed design.
    • Deployed multiple threat management, security event and correlation monitoring, IDS, and WAF devices and application tools.
    • Managed enterprise-level configuration management and vulnerability assessment.
    • Managed the evidence collection with regards to various security compliance frameworks, including NIST, PCI-DS, and ISO 27001.
    • Provided support on ongoing compliance activities and monitored different regulations and GRC standards like SOX, HIPAA, PCI, FedRAMP, and ISO.
    • Designed and implemented complex enterprise anti-virus and malware architecture, detailed design, security information, and event management.
    Technologies: Application Security, IT Security, Vulnerability Assessment, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO), Vulnerability Management, Firewalls, Palo Alto Networks, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Nessus, SIEM, Splunk, Linux, Windows, NIST, ISO 27001, ISO 9001, HIPAA Compliance, SOX Compliance, PCI, AWS, Web Application Firewall (WAF), Documentation
  • Security Operations Engineer

    2011 - 2011
    State of Maryland
    • Performed application and code scanning to identify vulnerabilities.
    • Conducted threat management procedures, vulnerability scans, and penetration testing to identify system vulnerabilities.
    • Managed security operations, reviewing and analyzing malicious traffic.
    • Reviewed and tracked security patch levels of the servers, workstations, and network devices.
    Technologies: Windows, Linux, Application Security, Vulnerability Assessment, Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing


  • Security Automation in CI/CD

    I worked on integrating automated security scanning and reporting within each phase of the application development throughout the lifecycle of the CI/CD process. I also used Checkmarx code scanning and analysis, Aqua Security for containers and runtime scanning, and HP Fortify and Nessus for application scanning.

  • Security Architect on a Platform as a Service (PaaS) Project

    I served as a security architect on a platform as a service (PaaS) project, which included migrating over 90 percent of the clients on-premise resources (servers, applications, and database) to the cloud. The work accomplished included deploying and managing tools for infrastructure vulnerability scanning, application and code scanning, security policy and compliance hardening, and server and application monitoring.

  • Cloud Security Engineer

    I served as a cloud security engineer for a client moving their infrastructure to AWS/GCP. This involved application rationalization of all the client's applications for cloud readiness. Part of the work accomplished included infrastructure security assessment, application scanning, deploying, and configuration of cloud resources, such as VM, EC2, VPC, and SG.


  • Tools

    Nessus, Jenkins, Git, Splunk, Prisma, GitLab, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO), Source Code Control System (SCCS), SonarQube, Elastic, Kibana, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Azure Application Gateway, Terraform, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
  • Platforms

    Windows, Linux, Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Docker
  • Industry Expertise

    Cybersecurity, IT Security
  • Other

    AWS, Application Security, Scanning, Vulnerability Management, Vulnerability Assessment, NIST, Documentation, Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Security, Secure Containers, Firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), AWS Certified Solution Architect, Network Access Control, SIEM, ISO 27001, Threat Analytics, Threat Intelligence, Palo Alto Networks, ISO 9001, SOX Compliance, PCI, Web Application Firewall (WAF), PaaS, IaaS, Okta, Endpoint Security, FedRAMP, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Server Security, SecOps, Hacking, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Azure VDI, SEIM, Azure Security, Web Applications, IaaC, Antivirus Software, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Single Sign-on (SSO), Authentication, Identity, SAML-auth, Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), APIs, Open Source, Incident Response, Containerization
  • Languages

    Python, SAML
  • Paradigms

    DevSecOps, Automation, HIPAA Compliance, Penetration Testing, DDoS, DevOps
  • Storage

    Azure Cloud Services
  • Frameworks

    OAuth 2


  • Master's Degree in Cybersecurity
    2012 - 2014
    University Of Maryland - Adelphi, Maryland


  • AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  • AWS Certified Security
    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
    APRIL 2020 - PRESENT
    Amazon Web Services
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
    JUNE 2018 - PRESENT
  • Splunk Certified Power User
  • Security CE+
    APRIL 2014 - PRESENT

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