Joe Bagdon, Expert AWS Developer in Bovey, United States
Joe Bagdon

Expert AWS Developer in Bovey, United States

Member since April 4, 2022
Joe is a seasoned security and infrastructure engineering professional with experience performing application and network assessments, writing and enforcing policies, providing defense for an enterprise environment, and administrating infrastructures. He has an in-depth knowledge of information security, information technology, and information warfare. Joe is a competent Python programmer, adding automation and integration that reduces workloads.
Joe is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • The Kit Company
    AWS, AWS Fargate, Docker, DevOps, GitHub, GitHub Actions, Cloudflare...
  • AgileSecOps
    AWS, AWS Fargate, Cloudflare, Python, Python API, HIPAA Compliance...
  • Copart
    Sumo Logic, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, Python, Vulnerability Management, Firewalls...

Experience

  • Penetration Testing 20 years
  • Vulnerability Assessment 18 years
  • Python 10 years
  • HIPAA Compliance 10 years
  • AWS 10 years
  • Cloudflare 8 years
  • SOC 2 6 years
  • AWS Fargate 5 years

Location

Bovey, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, Cloudflare, AWS, Application Security, Python, MacOS, Docker

The most amazing...

...thing I've done is creating and teaching the first-ever undergraduate network warfare training (UNWT) course for the U.S. Air Force.

Employment

  • Chief Information Security Officer

    2020 - PRESENT
    The Kit Company
    • Built the overall information security program for the company.
    • Achieved SOC2, Type 1 Certification, and HIPAA Compliance.
    • Recreated and redeployed applications into ECS and Fargate using Terraform, providing a hardened, increased security, elasticity, and reproducible environment.
    Technologies: AWS, AWS Fargate, Docker, DevOps, GitHub, GitHub Actions, Cloudflare, Cloudflare Pages, SOC 2, HIPAA Compliance, Python, Vulnerability Assessment, IT Audits, Host-based Intrusion Prevention, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Application Security, Python API, Web App Security, Risk Management, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Virtualenv, Technical Training, Team Leadership, Management, Web Security, Cloud Security, SIEM, Threat Intelligence, Training, Compliance, Policy, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Sumo Logic, MacOS, Team Management, Mobile Device Management (MDM), AWS ECS, AWS ALB, CISO, Ansible, Terraform, Web Application Firewall (WAF), OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP), Burp Suite, Amazon Firewall, VPN, IT Security, Security Audits, Security, SaaS, Web, Amazon Web Services (AWS), ciso, System Administration, Cybersecurity, Network Security, DevSecOps, CI/CD Pipelines, SoC, Architecture, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (BCDR)
  • Principal Engineer

    2015 - 2021
    AgileSecOps
    • Contributed to policies, procedures, compliance initiatives, and technical implementations. CISO as a Service provided guidance and direction related to security, keeping key business objectives in mind.
    • Developed Python and PowerShell scripts to integrate other threat intelligence products into specific platforms and gained solid experience with RESTful APIs.
    • Played a key role in vulnerability scanning and management and penetration testing of infrastructure, mobile, and web applications.
    Technologies: AWS, AWS Fargate, Cloudflare, Python, Python API, HIPAA Compliance, HITRUST Certification, SOC 2, Firewalls, Web App Security, DevOps, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessment, IT Audits, PCI Compliance, Host-based Intrusion Prevention, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Application Security, ISO 27001, Risk Management, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Virtualenv, Technical Training, Management, Google Cloud, Web Security, Cloud Security, SIEM, Windows, VMware, Threat Intelligence, Training, Compliance, Policy, Puppet, SaltStack, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Sumo Logic, MacOS, Team Management, Cloudflare Pages, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Carbon Black, AWS ECS, AWS ALB, CISO, Ansible, Terraform, PCI, Web Application Firewall (WAF), OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP), Burp Suite, Hacking, Ethical Hacking, Amazon Firewall, VPN, IT Security, Security Audits, Security, Okta, SaaS, Flask, Web, Amazon Web Services (AWS), ciso, System Administration, Cybersecurity, Network Security, DevSecOps, CI/CD Pipelines, Kubernetes, SoC, Architecture, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (BCDR)
  • Senior Manager of Information Security

    2015 - 2016
    Copart
    • Rebuilt the security team to operate efficiently, with the ability to detect threats and maintain company compliances such as PCI, SOC2, ISO 27001, and Safe Harbor for over 180 locations worldwide.
    • Led recertification of PCI environment by collecting evidence, recommending changes, and remediating issues.
    • Spearheaded the internal risk management program to bind ownership of security risks with the appropriate business owners and provided an overview of risks to C-level executives.
    • Installed Sumo Logic as the central syslog service and acted as the project lead, converting aging syslog and SIEM systems.
    • Architected and deployed the intrusion detection systems and file integrity monitoring, including HIDS, NIDS, and FIM.
    Technologies: Sumo Logic, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, Python, Vulnerability Management, Firewalls, Vulnerability Assessment, IT Audits, PCI Compliance, Host-based Intrusion Prevention, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Application Security, Risk Management, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Team Leadership, Management, Web Security, Cloud Security, SIEM, Windows, Threat Intelligence, Training, Compliance, Policy, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Team Management, Python API, Web App Security, Carbon Black, Ansible, PCI, Web Application Firewall (WAF), OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP), VPN, IT Security, Security Audits, Security, SaaS, Web, System Administration, Cybersecurity, Network Security, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (BCDR)
  • Manager of Information Security

    2014 - 2015
    Think Finance
    • Oversaw the daily operations of information security, networking, and telephony teams.
    • Wrote and maintained policies and procedures to ensure compliance with PCI and company standards.
    • Built and configured a central logging system based on Elasticsearch and Kibana.
    • Converted all systems from traditional antivirus to Bit9 application whitelisting.
    • Built and installed a network-based intrusion detection system.
    • Incorporated the SaltStack configuration management for all Linux servers and wrote configuration to automate compliance to the Center for Internet Security benchmarks.
    Technologies: Application Security, Vulnerability Management, Risk Management, PCI DSS, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), SaltStack, Vulnerability Assessment, PCI Compliance, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Team Leadership, Management, SIEM, Windows, Threat Intelligence, Compliance, Policy, Team Management, Ansible, PCI, IT Security, Security Audits, Security, Web, System Administration, Cybersecurity, Network Security, Architecture
  • Security Officer

    2012 - 2014
    Rally Software
    • Interfaced with the customers to answer security-related questions and coordinate the customer security testing.
    • Composed and enforced the security and privacy policies.
    • Oversaw all aspects of an eCommerce site's PCI compliance.
    • Obtained the FISMA NIST 800-53 moderate compliance for SaaS offering and maintained the ISO 270001 compliance, EU Safe Harbor, and HIPAA.
    • Deployed the hose-based intrusion detection and network-based intrusion detection systems in both the corp and production environments.
    • Collaborated directly with the operations administrators in a security and operations function.
    • Performed vulnerability and penetration testing on a SaaS application offered by the company.
    • Conducted periodic application reviews while interfacing with developers to solve security issues.
    • Wrote the disaster recovery policy for the production environment and acted as the key contributor to the corp disaster recovery documentation.
    Technologies: Application Security, Vulnerability Management, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, Linux, Puppet, Python, Bash Script, Policy, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Vulnerability Assessment, IT Audits, PCI Compliance, Host-based Intrusion Prevention, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Web App Security, Risk Management, Team Leadership, Management, Web Security, SIEM, VMware, Threat Intelligence, Training, Compliance, SaltStack, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), MacOS, Team Management, CISO, PCI, Web Application Firewall (WAF), OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP), VPN, IT Security, Security Audits, Security, SaaS, Web, System Administration, Cybersecurity, Network Security, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (BCDR), NIST
  • Global Information Security Engineer

    2012 - 2012
    Prologis
    • Provided all aspects of corporate security support, guidance, engineering, and management.
    • Built and replaced an aging network-based intrusion detection system.
    • Identified and managed the clean-up efforts of several botnets and other malicious infected systems located within the company’s worldwide infrastructure.
    • Installed the central logging and reporting capability to support security and infrastructure administrators.
    Technologies: Python, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), SIEM, Penetration Testing, Threat Intelligence, Training, Policy, Risk Management, IT Security, Security Audits, Security, System Administration, Cybersecurity, Network Security
  • Lead System, Network, and Security Engineer

    2009 - 2012
    Tendril Networks
    • Assessed compliance with the information technology controls and tested application technologies, development projects, data center operations, security, and information technology-related work processes.
    • Developed and maintained the processes to include the security incident response, vulnerability assessment and scanning, patch management, security metrics and reporting, security event management, protection of PII, and encryption.
    • Assessed the risk and internal operating controls by identifying areas of non-compliance and identified operational weaknesses, inefficiencies, and issues.
    • Performed penetration testing and vulnerability scans by utilizing BackTrack, Metasploit, Nessus, John the Ripper, Nikto, Nexpose, Burp Suite, and w3af.
    Technologies: Python, Compliance, PCI DSS, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Management, Web Security, Threat Intelligence, Policy, Puppet, Risk Management, Team Management, IT Security, Security Audits, Security, Web, System Administration, Cybersecurity, Network Security, Architecture
  • Security and Operations Center Linux Administrator

    2008 - 2009
    DigitalGlobe
    • Provided the security and administration support for Linux RHEL 5, Windows (XP, 2003, 7, 2008), Solaris 10, and IRIX systems.
    • Troubleshot and resolved issues with the infrastructure components and company-built specialized software applications.
    • Wrote scripts and programs to automate the monitoring and administration processes.
    Technologies: Python, Vulnerability Management, Linux, Windows, VMware, Policy, VPN, IT Security, Security, Web, System Administration, Cybersecurity, NIST
  • Intelligence and Network Security Administrator

    1994 - 2008
    U.S. Air Force
    • Managed a development project team for network security attacks.
    • Acted as the certified instructor and developer for the first-ever Air Force undergraduate network warfare course.
    • Instructed students on the defense of hacker techniques and the use of malicious software, utilizing Linux hosts with Ruby, Python, and shell scripting.
    • Performed penetration testing with open source software such as NMAP, Nessus, and Metasploit, and other malicious code found on the internet consisting of C++, Python, and shell scripting.
    Technologies: Penetration Testing, Python, Compliance, Training, Threat Intelligence, Firewalls, Virtualenv, Vulnerability Assessment, Application Security, Technical Training, Team Leadership, Management, Web Security, Windows, Policy, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Risk Management, Team Management, Web App Security, Mobile Device Management (MDM), HIPAA Compliance, Web Application Firewall (WAF), Military Operations, Hacking, Ethical Hacking, IT Security, Security Audits, Security, System Administration, Cybersecurity, Network Security, SoC, NIST

Experience

  • The Unstoppable Denial of Service

    I was contacted by a Fortune 100 company with a security issue on their web application. Almost immediately, I identified the problem related to malicious actors hitting an endpoint that was causing a long-running database query and taking the application offline. I worked with the developers and security team to quickly put a web application firewall in place. After 24 hours, the app became tuned and effective and ran smoothly.

  • DevSecOps Champion

    Hired to assist a startup with all things security. I quickly saw that there were noticeable issues in the production environment. There was a lack of knowledge of AWS and proper/secure code deployment pipelines. I was asked to help and get them on the right track. After a couple of weeks, I architected and implemented a new AWS environment. The new environment consisted of running containers in ECS/Fargate and an automated deployment pipeline using GitHub Actions. The solution was deployed with Terraform, and new environments could be spun up in minutes. In the end, the solution was repeatable, secure, and easy to maintain.

  • From Zero to Compliant – SOC 2, Type 2

    A recent customer had a business requirement to become SOC2, type 2 compliant, and it needed to happen quickly. There was a risk of losing critical business opportunities if it wasn't achieved on time. They seem confused as to what went into becoming compliant. SOC 2 was nothing but a terrifying term they didn't want to tackle.

    I took the lead and performed most of the work with little interruption to daily operations. Everything from policies to technical implementations was accomplished within 30 days. The auditor provided the SOC 2, Type 1 certification a week later. The monitoring period passed without incident, and we obtained the SOC 2, Type 2, as promised.

Skills

  • Paradigms

    HIPAA Compliance, Management, DevOps, Penetration Testing, DevSecOps
  • Industry Expertise

    IT Security, Security, Cybersecurity, Network Security
  • Other

    AWS, Incident Response, Incident Management, Information Security, Cloudflare, Cloudflare Pages, SOC 2, Vulnerability Assessment, IT Audits, PCI DSS, PCI Compliance, Team Leadership, Host-based Intrusion Prevention, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Team Management, HITRUST Certification, Web App Security, ISO 27001, Vulnerability Management, Risk Management, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Policy, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Compliance, Training, Threat Intelligence, SIEM, Web Security, Cloud Security, PCI, Security Audits, SaaS, System Administration, SoC, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (BCDR), Python Interactive Programing, Incident Handling, GitHub Actions, Firewalls, Technical Training, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Application Security, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Carbon Black, CISO, Web Application Firewall (WAF), Military Operations, Hacking, Ethical Hacking, ciso, CI/CD Pipelines, Architecture, NIST, Monitoring, Teamwork, Okta
  • Languages

    Python, Bash Script, Python 3
  • Libraries/APIs

    Python API
  • Tools

    AWS Fargate, GitHub, Sumo Logic, SaltStack, Virtualenv, VMware, AWS ECS, Ansible, OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP), Amazon Firewall, VPN, Puppet, Terraform
  • Platforms

    Docker, Linux, MacOS, Windows, AWS ALB, Burp Suite, Web, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes
  • Storage

    Google Cloud
  • Frameworks

    Flask

Certifications

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
    OCTOBER 2022 - PRESENT
    International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)
  • AWS Business Professional
    JANUARY 2017 - PRESENT
    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Technical Professional
    JANUARY 2017 - PRESENT
    Amazon Web Services
  • Programming for Everybody (Python)
    SEPTEMBER 2015 - PRESENT
    Coursera
  • An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 1)
    JULY 2015 - PRESENT
    Coursera
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
    DECEMBER 2007 - DECEMBER 2011
    Sans Institute
  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
    JULY 2007 - JULY 2011
    SANS Institute

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