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Martin Redmond

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Executive Management Developer

Location
Atlanta, GA, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 16, 2023

Martin is a cross-functional executive with expertise in risk management and process improvement, data privacy laws, cyber security products, security program leadership, IT Ops, cloud computing and migration, digital transformation, product, service, innovation management, mobility, big data analytics, DevSecOps, ITILv4, SOC, fraud, APT, forensic, malware, IIoT, CoT and contract and vendor negotiations. Martin has also experience in achieving compliance with multiple risk management frameworks.

Portfolio

Hearst - Information Security Office
Security Architecture, Risk Management, IT Management, Vulnerability Assessment...
Analytic Risk Intelligence Management
DevSecOps, Manufacturing, Research, Executive Management, IT Security...
Infinera
IT Security, IT Management, Policy Development, Security Policies & Procedures...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Financial Services, DevSecOps, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Business Process Automation, Digital Innovation, Risk Management, Strategic Initiatives, IT Operations Management (ITOM), Executive Support, IT Product Management

The most amazing...

...experiences I've held comprise 20+ years of experience building and managing enterprise security risk management across the board rooms of multiple businesses.

Work Experience

Deputy CISO | Senior GRC Director

2023 - PRESENT
Hearst - Information Security Office
  • Supported the CISO at a multi-national conglomerate with 368 companies in eight global industries: entertainment and media, financial rating, transportation, health care, software and product development, real estate, magazines, and newspapers.
  • Established a governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) program, which included onboarding a GRC senior director and senior manager for each area (i.e., governance, risk, and compliance).
  • Led my team in establishing and implementing collaboration across the 368 businesses. The team established a uniform adherence to the information security governance framework and established policies and procedures.
  • Implemented new information security policies and procedures that mandated adherence to corporate security policies. These new policies significantly strengthened the organization and affected all 368 business units supporting the CISO.
  • Established the IT enterprise risk management process, which included onboarding a risk management service provider and using risk management tools.
  • Transformed the third-party risk management process by implementing CyberGRX. The use of the exchange reduced compliance report costs for all 386 businesses by 90% based on the share compliance model of the exchange.
  • Identified risks in the security posture of the publicly facing websites and led the transformation of the DevOps process into a DevSecOps process, which addresses security controls as part of the application lifecycle process.
  • Facilitated the integration and standardization of cloud-based architecture across cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google).
Technologies: Security Architecture, Risk Management, IT Management, Vulnerability Assessment, Architecture, PCI, NIST, HIPAA Compliance, Cloud Security, Architecture Assessment Report, Checkmarx, Dynamic Analysis, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Data Migration, BlackLine, Enterprise Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), Mail Servers, VPN, Automation, Azure Cloud Security, Azure DevOps, Azure Cloud Services, Cloud Infrastructure, GitHub Actions, YAML, SecOps, Antivirus Software, Bitbucket, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Learning Management Systems (LMS), Monitoring, Security Analysis, Software Architecture, Source Code Review, Secure Design Review, QualysGuard, Enterprise Security, Cryptography, GraphQL

CEO | CIO, CISO, CRO, CCO Consultant

2013 - PRESENT
Analytic Risk Intelligence Management
  • Founded an IT ops, security, and risk management consulting company through which I built consulting teams for HP, GDIT, and KPMG to perform DevSecOps, audits, and risk assessments. Implemented business process automation.
  • Expanded the service portfolio offering to include 25 services in global risk and compliance, information assurance, and IT operations and executed eight contract engagements through teaming agreements with KPMG, HP, IBM, and GDIT.
  • Transformed John Deere's SDLC process to a Scrum-at-Scale lifecycle, reducing the release cycle from 6 months to 4 weeks. Led its international security RA process adding security standards and best practices that reduced security code faults by 76%.
  • Achieved FISMA certification for GDIT-Health organization cloud deployment and HITRUST certification of WorkTerra at CareerBuilder. Awarded a $2 billion contract transforming the IT DevSecOp at Wolter Kluwer.
  • Reduced $80 million in IT ERM exposure by implementing data loss protection, IdAM, IoT management, and Blockchain for supply chain management and increased risk awareness with ERM processes documenting $50 million in risk at Smithfield Foods.
  • Produced RA reports that identified $100 million in privacy and data exposure risk for funding justification for the California Department of Technology (CDT).
  • Reduced the 3rd-party risk management process cost by $1 million and operational risk of $20 million for non-compliance to PCI-DSS at the Navy Federal Credit Union.
  • Implemented risk scoring and reporting capability to reduce $20 million in operational risk and improve response time by 60% at Verisk Analytics and DLP tools at Alison Transmission, which also completed SOC-2 certification.
  • Owned customer voice in deploying managed security services offerings at GDIT and HP. At HHS, I reduced risk by $20 million and IT operational costs by $10 million by implementing SaaS GRC integration.
  • Rolled out VISA's big data platform reducing fraud detection time by 300%, and Capital One's big data analytic platform, improving the operational efficiency of creditworthiness by 400%.
Technologies: DevSecOps, Manufacturing, Research, Executive Management, IT Security, IT Management, Policy Development, Security Policies & Procedures, Financial Services, Fintech, Fintech Consultant, Security, Policies & Procedures Compliance, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Banking & Finance, Business Services, Security Architecture, Vulnerability Assessment, Architecture, HIPAA Compliance, PCI, Data Protection, CISSP, Leadership, CISM, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), Audits, Business Process Automation, PCI DSS, SOC 2, SOX, GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), System Integration, Big Data, IT Systems Architecture, Business Process Modeling, Application Security, Data-driven Testing, Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), IDS/IPS, SIEM, Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, CI/CD Pipelines, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Release Management, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Azure Cloud Services, DevOps, IT Program Management, IT Project Management, Privacy, Data Privacy, Legal Technology (Legaltech), Scrum Master, Data Product Management, CISO, SaaS Security, Threat Modeling, GCP Security, Rapid7, Executive Support, IT Operations Management (ITOM), IT Product Management, Digital Innovation, Strategic Initiatives, Security Operations Centers (SOC), Cross-functional Team Leadership, Acquisitions, Procurement, Strategic Planning & Execution, Technical Program Management, Portfolio Management, Execution, Strategic Partnerships, Global Project Management, IT, Information Security, Cloudera, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Privileged Access Management (PAM), GRC, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Compliance, Neural Networks, Deep Neural Networks, Signal Encryption, Operational Data Store (ODS), Transactions, Fraud Prevention, Analytics, Optical Networks, Risk Models, Contract Negotiations, Risk Management, Global Risk, Vanta, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Project Management, AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, Terraform, Security Audits, ISO 27001, OpenVPN, Bitdefender, Cloudflare, Risk Assessment, SailPoint, Duo, Okta, SAP, SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), SAP Architecture, SAP on Azure, Saviynt, Control4 Smart Home Systems, Azure Active Directory, CyberArk, Data Governance, Chief Security Officer (CSO), Docker, Kubernetes, Confluence, Jira, Data Risk Assessment (DRA), Cloud Security, Architecture Assessment Report, Checkmarx, Dynamic Analysis, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Data Migration, BlackLine, Enterprise Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), Mail Servers, VPN, Automation, Azure Cloud Security, Azure DevOps, Cloud Infrastructure, GitHub Actions, YAML, McAfee, SecOps, Antivirus Software, Bitbucket, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Learning Management Systems (LMS), Monitoring, Security Analysis, Software Architecture, Source Code Review, Secure Design Review, McAfee Endpoint Security, QualysGuard, Bash, Cryptography, GraphQL

CISO

2021 - 2023
Infinera
  • Established an enterprise security risk management program within one year across the global multi-national technology and manufacturing organization.
  • Rolled out ISO 27001 and ISO 27701 certifications for R&D and manufacturing organizations within 1.5 years, 5 years ahead of schedule.
  • Launched a 3rd-party risk management program as part of the product procurement and vendor management program.
Technologies: IT Security, IT Management, Policy Development, Security Policies & Procedures, Security, Policies & Procedures Compliance, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Business Services, Security Architecture, Vulnerability Assessment, Architecture, HIPAA Compliance, PCI, CISSP, Leadership, CISM, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), Audits, ISO 27001, Telecommunications, PCI DSS, SOC 2, SOX, GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), System Integration, Big Data, Business Process Modeling, Application Security, Data-driven Testing, Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), DevSecOps, IDS/IPS, SIEM, Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, CI/CD Pipelines, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Release Management, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Azure Cloud Services, DevOps, IT Program Management, IT Project Management, Privacy, Data Privacy, Legal Technology (Legaltech), Scrum Master, Data Product Management, CISO, SaaS Security, Threat Modeling, GCP Security, Rapid7, Executive Support, IT Operations Management (ITOM), IT Product Management, Digital Innovation, Strategic Initiatives, Security Operations Centers (SOC), Cross-functional Team Leadership, Acquisitions, Procurement, Strategic Planning & Execution, Technical Program Management, Portfolio Management, Execution, Strategic Partnerships, Global Project Management, IT, Information Security, Cloudera, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Data Protection, Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Privileged Access Management (PAM), IT Systems Architecture, GRC, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Compliance, Neural Networks, Deep Neural Networks, Signal Encryption, Operational Data Store (ODS), Transactions, Fraud Prevention, Analytics, Optical Networks, Risk Models, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Cloud, Agile, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Manufacturing, Research, AWS IoT, Contract Negotiations, Risk Management, Global Risk, Vanta, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Project Management, AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, Terraform, Security Audits, OpenVPN, Bitdefender, Cloudflare, Risk Assessment, AWS Cloud Security, SailPoint, Duo, Okta, SAP, SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), SAP Architecture, SAP on Azure, Saviynt, Control4 Smart Home Systems, Azure Active Directory, CyberArk, Data Governance, Chief Security Officer (CSO), Docker, Kubernetes, Confluence, Jira, Data Risk Assessment (DRA), Cloud Security, Architecture Assessment Report, Checkmarx, Dynamic Analysis, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Data Migration, BlackLine, Enterprise Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), Mail Servers, VPN, Automation, Azure Cloud Security, Azure DevOps, Cloud Infrastructure, GitHub Actions, SecOps, Antivirus Software, Bitbucket, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Learning Management Systems (LMS), Monitoring, Security Analysis, Software Architecture, Source Code Review, Secure Design Review, QualysGuard, Cryptography, GraphQL

CISO | CRO | Senior Cyber-intel Managing Director

2005 - 2013
BAE Systems
  • Spearheaded 120 people and four programs at the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community, Department of Homeland Security, and Security and Exchange Commission.
  • Grew BAE Systems' cyber operations business to a $300 million business with 40 contracts.
  • Built partnerships with vendors and the supply chain for a unified partnering ecosystem that provided the best value proposition for commercial and government contract awards.
  • Took responsibility for building and running security programs for five agencies.
  • Owned the voice of the customer for cyber reveal and net reveal development.
  • Took accountability for the voice of the customer for ESRI flight planning and mapping for the intelligence drone program.
  • Transformed security operations center (SOC) processes by integrating threat intelligence from Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISAC) into the incident response processes.
  • Developed and implemented programs for information warfare, computer network defense, computer network exfiltration, and computer network attacks.
Technologies: Executive Management, Program Management, Portfolio Management, Acquisitions, Procurement, Strategic Planning & Execution, Technical Program Management, IT Security, IT Management, Policy Development, Security Policies & Procedures, Financial Services, Security, Policies & Procedures Compliance, Cybersecurity, Business Services, Security Architecture, Vulnerability Assessment, Architecture, HIPAA Compliance, PCI, CISSP, Leadership, CISM, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), Audits, NIST, PCI DSS, SOC 2, SOX, GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), System Integration, Big Data, IT Systems Architecture, Business Process Modeling, Application Security, Data-driven Testing, Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), DevSecOps, IDS/IPS, SIEM, Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, CI/CD Pipelines, Release Management, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Azure Cloud Services, DevOps, IT Program Management, IT Project Management, Privacy, Data Privacy, Legal Technology (Legaltech), Scrum Master, Data Product Management, CISO, SaaS Security, Threat Modeling, GCP Security, Rapid7, Executive Support, IT Operations Management (ITOM), IT Product Management, Digital Innovation, Strategic Initiatives, Execution, Strategic Partnerships, Global Project Management, IT, Information Security, Cloudera, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Data Protection, Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Privileged Access Management (PAM), GRC, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Compliance, Neural Networks, Deep Neural Networks, Signal Encryption, Operational Data Store (ODS), Transactions, Fraud Prevention, Analytics, Risk Models, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Cloud, Agile, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Manufacturing, Research, AWS IoT, Risk Management, Global Risk, Vanta, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Project Management, AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, Terraform, Security Audits, ISO 27001, OpenVPN, Bitdefender, Cloudflare, Risk Assessment, AWS Cloud Security, SailPoint, Duo, Okta, SAP, SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), SAP Architecture, SAP on Azure, Saviynt, Control4 Smart Home Systems, Azure Active Directory, CyberArk, Data Governance, Chief Security Officer (CSO), Docker, Kubernetes, Confluence, Jira, Data Risk Assessment (DRA), Cloud Security, Architecture Assessment Report, Checkmarx, Dynamic Analysis, Python, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Go, Data Migration, BlackLine, Enterprise Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), Mail Servers, VPN, Automation, Azure Cloud Security, Azure DevOps, Cloud Infrastructure, GitHub Actions, SecOps, Antivirus Software, Bitbucket, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Learning Management Systems (LMS), Monitoring, Security Analysis, Software Architecture, Source Code Review, Secure Design Review, QualysGuard, Bash, Cryptography, GraphQL

CIO | CISO | Program Managing Director

2003 - 2005
Raytheon
  • Managed 65 people and reported directly to the CIO at the DoD.
  • Developed and implemented a security strategy for the GiG bandwidth to the Edge (BE) program for the warfighter.
  • Reduced the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) GiG-BE program operating costs by 6% by implementing stronger encryption and more efficient hardware.
Technologies: Strategic Planning & Execution, Strategic Partnerships, Portfolio Management, Execution, Technical Program Management, IT Security, IT Management, Policy Development, Security Policies & Procedures, Security, Policies & Procedures Compliance, Cybersecurity, Business Services, Security Architecture, Vulnerability Assessment, Architecture, HIPAA Compliance, PCI, CISSP, Leadership, CISM, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), Audits, NIST, PCI DSS, SOC 2, SOX, GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), System Integration, Big Data, IT Systems Architecture, Business Process Modeling, Application Security, Data-driven Testing, Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), DevSecOps, IDS/IPS, SIEM, Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, Release Management, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Azure Cloud Services, DevOps, IT Program Management, IT Project Management, Privacy, Data Privacy, Legal Technology (Legaltech), Scrum Master, Data Product Management, CISO, SaaS Security, Threat Modeling, GCP Security, Rapid7, Executive Support, IT Operations Management (ITOM), IT Product Management, Digital Innovation, Strategic Initiatives, Security Operations Centers (SOC), Cross-functional Team Leadership, Global Project Management, IT, Information Security, Cloudera, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Data Protection, Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Privileged Access Management (PAM), GRC, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Compliance, Neural Networks, Deep Neural Networks, Signal Encryption, Operational Data Store (ODS), Transactions, Fraud Prevention, Analytics, Risk Models, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Cloud, Agile, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Manufacturing, Research, AWS IoT, Contract Negotiations, Risk Management, Global Risk, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Project Management, AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, Terraform, Security Audits, Code Review, ISO 27001, OpenVPN, Bitdefender, Cloudflare, Risk Assessment, AWS Cloud Security, SailPoint, Duo, Okta, SAP, SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), SAP Architecture, SAP on Azure, Saviynt, Control4 Smart Home Systems, Azure Active Directory, CyberArk, Data Governance, Chief Security Officer (CSO), Docker, Kubernetes, Confluence, Jira, Data Risk Assessment (DRA), Cloud Security, Architecture Assessment Report, Checkmarx, Dynamic Analysis, Python, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Go, Data Migration, Enterprise Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), Mail Servers, VPN, Automation, Azure Cloud Security, Azure DevOps, Cloud Infrastructure, SecOps, Antivirus Software, Bitbucket, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Learning Management Systems (LMS), Monitoring, Security Analysis, Software Architecture, Source Code Review, Secure Design Review, QualysGuard, Cryptography, GraphQL

CIO | CISO | Program Engineering Director

2001 - 2003
Lockheed Martin
  • Led 40 people and reported directly to the CIO of the FAA.
  • Developed and implemented a security strategy for securing weather radars and navigation beacons across the US.
  • Provided presentation style, hands-on technical training, and knowledge transfer for enterprise security offerings.
Technologies: Program Management, Technical Program Management, Strategic Planning & Execution, Strategic Partnerships, IT Security, IT Management, Policy Development, Security Policies & Procedures, Security, Policies & Procedures Compliance, Cybersecurity, Business Services, Security Architecture, Vulnerability Assessment, Architecture, PCI, CISSP, Leadership, CISM, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), Audits, NIST, PCI DSS, SOC 2, SOX, GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), System Integration, Big Data, IT Systems Architecture, Business Process Modeling, Application Security, Data-driven Testing, Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), DevSecOps, IDS/IPS, Penetration Testing, Release Management, Azure, Azure Cloud Services, DevOps, IT Program Management, IT Project Management, Privacy, Data Privacy, Legal Technology (Legaltech), Scrum Master, Data Product Management, CISO, SaaS Security, Threat Modeling, GCP Security, Rapid7, Executive Support, IT Operations Management (ITOM), IT Product Management, Digital Innovation, Strategic Initiatives, Security Operations Centers (SOC), Cross-functional Team Leadership, Portfolio Management, Execution, IT, Information Security, Cloudera, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Data Protection, Privileged Access Management (PAM), GRC, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Compliance, Neural Networks, Deep Neural Networks, Signal Encryption, Operational Data Store (ODS), Transactions, Fraud Prevention, Analytics, Risk Models, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Cloud, Agile, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Manufacturing, Research, AWS IoT, Contract Negotiations, Risk Management, Global Risk, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Project Management, AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, Terraform, Security Audits, Code Review, ISO 27001, Cloudflare, Risk Assessment, AWS Cloud Security, SailPoint, Duo, Okta, SAP, SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), SAP Architecture, SAP on Azure, Saviynt, Control4 Smart Home Systems, Azure Active Directory, CyberArk, Data Governance, Chief Security Officer (CSO), Docker, Kubernetes, Confluence, Jira, Data Risk Assessment (DRA), Cloud Security, Architecture Assessment Report, Checkmarx, Python, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Go, Data Migration, Enterprise Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), Mail Servers, VPN, Automation, Azure Cloud Security, Cloud Infrastructure, GitHub Actions, SecOps, Antivirus Software, Bitbucket, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Learning Management Systems (LMS), Monitoring, Security Analysis, Secure Design Review, QualysGuard, Cryptography, GraphQL

S&P Global

S&P Global provides a subscription service that offers financial and industry data, research, news, and analytics to investment professionals, government agencies, corporations, and universities worldwide to an estimated one million subscriptions. I consulted with S&P Global to help with software-as-a-service source selection and identity access management (IdAM), data loss protection (DLP), and cloud access security broker (CASB) technology.

I reviewed the identity access management products and facilitated a team consensus. We selected SailPoint's cloud-based identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) as their service can scale to meet the company's one million international users. It also provided identity governance to meet international compliance requirements and reduced pricing by recapturing the investment in on-premise SailPoint servers. Additionally, SailPoint-as-a-service integrates with the current privilege access management system (CyberArk).

Further, I reviewed the IT investment in data loss protection (DLP) and cloud access security broker (CASB) technology. I also built data loss protection use-case and business requirements that required forwarding proxy, reverse proxy, and API proxy capabilities.

Smithfield Foods

A key step in building a repeatable risk management process is to leverage a GRC tool. Limited CapEx funding and IT staff to support the implementation of new tools mandated the selection of an eGRC software-as-a-service tool that could be funded as part of an OpEx budget. We selected the ProcessGene SaaS solution because the software provided GRC processes for risk management, compliance, IT governance, and audit. Besides, it offered a business process modeling capability to document and capture the Smithfield missing business processes needed for the enterprise architecture, change management, process improvement, ERP rollout, mergers, and acquisitions.

The second key gap was the lack of an information security architecture and the use of standards in the service design phase of the service delivery lifecycle (SDLC). To help mature the SDLC, I facilitated the introduction of DevSecOps tools as outlined in the Verisk Analytics tools stack. Jira was implemented along with a formal requirement tracking module from Deviniti.

As an implementation example, I introduce the mobile device security reference architecture, additionally with BYOD and IoT functional architecture review and mapping to compliance standards.

Verisk Analytics

The following is the developed DevSecOps tool framework in which risk scoring is used to provide governance of the continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD) environment. The risk scoring and policy governance will allow CI/CD to deploy without needing configuration control board approval.

The governance allows deployment if the risk score is below an agreed-upon level. The risk score is calculated from input from multiple sources, such as DevSecOps tools, requirements, system architecture, development team skill level, and more.

VISA Card Processing

Because of the NDA with VISA, I cannot disclose the components of their back-end processing systems. It was implemented on a big data analytics platform which acted as a highly transactional, operational data store. One of the use cases implemented was Visa's mobile location confirmation and Finsphere, which works through mobile banking apps offered by participating financial institutions and focuses solely on international transactions. Once a cardholder opts in, their location can be determined using their mobile phone network, Wi-Fi, or GPS. Those options are especially important for international travelers who prefer Wi-Fi over GPS, which relies on expensive data roaming services. I was responsible for implementing security controls, such as privacy, identity, authorization, encryption, data isolation, and more.

General Dynamic Health Solutions

The security operations center (SOC) for General Dynamics Health System was based on a cloud-distributed clustered deployment of SPLUNK, with forwarders placed at multi-customer sites. I helped achieve SOC-2 services certification.

Hewlett Packard

“Best value” security architecture for each customer engagement where implemented using the customer's IT investment in software products. The challenge was making sure the various security services would work together. As a security service integrator, working with vendors and achieving product integration was imperative. The following is a list of each of the products used per service area:
• Asset management: ServiceNow, BMC, ManageEngine, MMSoft, Opsgenie, Asset Panda, SysAid
• Vulnerability management: Rapid7, Qualys, Beyond Trust, Tenable, Symantec, Tripwire, Retina
• Endpoint Protection: Symantec, CrowdStride, Sophos, Trend Micro, Carbon Black, Trend Micro
• Patch management – SCCM, Intune, BigFix, Ivanti, SysAid, ITarian, Cld Mgn St, MngEgn, SolarWinds
• Risk management – MetricStream, RSA, IBM, ServiceNow, LogicManager, RiskConnect, RSAM

HP's Hadoop, Anatomy, Vertica, Enterprise ArcSight, and N-applications platform (HAVeN) was deployed for complex strategic big data applications. The reference architectures below were used for HP's anti-money laundering (AML), SOC, and insider threat detection products which were applications built to run on the HAVeN platform.

Deputy CISO - Executive Management Consultant

I directly supported the CISO at the multi-conglomerate Hearst, which comprises 368 companies in eight global industries: entertainment/media, financial rating, transportation, health care, software/product development, real estate, magazines, and newspapers.

I was first tasked with establishing a governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) program, which included onboarding a GRC senior director and senior manager for each area (i.e., governance, risk, and compliance). Collaborating across the 368 businesses, My team and I established a uniform that adheres to the information security governance framework and established policies and procedures. Next, we developed and implemented shared information security services (SaaS security) that address security control for all 368 business units, which included NIST, ISO28001, HiTrust, PCI, and SOX. The CLO, GC, COO, CIO, and CISO were crucial stakeholders. The SaaS security services included threat intel and incident management, risk management, vulnerability and patch management, 3rd-party risk and contract management, external posture assessment, compliance automation, continuous posture assessment, and AI automation.

The outcome was a CMMI level 3.5 rating for all SaaS security.

Languages

C++, Java, Bash, Python, Go, YAML, GraphQL, VB.NET, VBScript, SQL, SAML, Regex, C#.NET, C#, DYNAMO

Tools

Cloudera, Confluence, Jira, VPN, Bitbucket, GCP Security, Terraform, OpenVPN, SailPoint, Checkmarx, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Microsoft Intune, MS Exchange, SQL Server BI, Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS), C#.NET WinForms, Microsoft Power BI, Power BI Mobile, Microsoft AI, SAP Business One SDK, Azure MFA, Azure IoT Hub, Azure Key Vault, Azure Virtual Network Gateway, Visual Studio, Visual Studio .NET, Azure Web Application Firewall, Azure App Service, GitHub, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Microsoft Power Apps, Azure IoT Suite, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Copilot, McAfee, McAfee Endpoint Security

Paradigms

DevSecOps, Agile, HIPAA Compliance, Data-driven Testing, Automation, Azure DevOps, Penetration Testing, DevOps, .NET Security Model, Business Intelligence (BI)

Platforms

AWS IoT, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), QualysGuard, Vanta, AWS Lambda, Duo, Docker, Kubernetes, Blockchain, Rapid7, Mobile, Keychain, SharePoint, Azure PaaS, Azure IaaS, Azure AI Studio, Microsoft Power Platform

Industry Expertise

Cybersecurity, Banking & Finance, Telecommunications, Enterprise Security

Storage

Azure Cloud Services, Azure Active Directory, Amazon DynamoDB, IIS SQL Server, SQL Server 2017, Microsoft Entra ID, Microsoft DBA, SQL Server DBA, SAS SQL, Azure SQL, Azure Cache

Other

NIST, PCI DSS, SOC 2, SOX, GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Executive Management, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Risk Models, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Cloud, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Manufacturing, Research, Contract Negotiations, Program Management, Portfolio Management, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Procurement, Strategic Planning & Execution, Technical Program Management, Strategic Partnerships, Execution, Global Project Management, Information Security, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Data Protection, Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Privileged Access Management (PAM), Security Operations Centers (SOC), System Integration, IT Security, IT Management, Policy Development, Security Policies & Procedures, Financial Services, Fintech, Fintech Consultant, Security, Policies & Procedures Compliance, Risk Management, IT, Security Architecture, Vulnerability Assessment, Architecture, PCI, ISO 27001, Acquisitions, CISSP, Leadership, CISM, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), Audits, Digital Innovation, Strategic Initiatives, IT Operations Management (ITOM), Executive Support, IT Product Management, Application Security, Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), CI/CD Pipelines, Release Management, IT Project Management, IT Program Management, Privacy, Scrum Master, CISO, SaaS Security, Project Management, Security Audits, Risk Assessment, CyberArk, AWS Certified Solution Architect, Data Governance, Chief Security Officer (CSO), Data Risk Assessment (DRA), Cloud Security, Architecture Assessment Report, Dynamic Analysis, Data Migration, Enterprise Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), Mail Servers, Azure Cloud Security, Cloud Infrastructure, GitHub Actions, SecOps, Antivirus Software, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Learning Management Systems (LMS), Monitoring, Security Analysis, Software Architecture, Source Code Review, Secure Design Review, Cryptography, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neural Networks, Deep Neural Networks, Transactions, Analytics, Big Data, Business Services, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), IDS/IPS, SIEM, Vulnerability Management, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Data Privacy, Legal Technology (Legaltech), Data Product Management, Threat Modeling, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Code Review, Bitdefender, Cloudflare, AWS Cloud Security, Okta, SAP, SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), SAP Architecture, SAP on Azure, Saviynt, Control4 Smart Home Systems, BlackLine, IT Systems Architecture, Business Process Automation, Business Process Modeling, GRC, Optical Networks, IPsec, Signal Encryption, Operational Data Store (ODS), Global Risk, Compliance, Fraud Prevention, ISO 31000, Control4, implementing security solutions in the AWS Cloud., data-encryption methods, Internet Protocols, MCSE, MCSD, MCSA, LDAP, Secure Storage, Power Shell Commands, Patches & Updates, DeviceNET, IoT Security, MDM, Sentinel 2, Microsoft Defender Antivirus, XD to HTML, Remote Desktop, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), Identity, Federated Sign-in, SOAP, IIS 10, SAML-auth, Single Sign-on (SSO), C# Operators, Teams, MCSE | Business Intelligence, CAN Bus, Business to Business (B2B), Microsoft 365, Linux on Azure, SAP BW on HANA, Azure VDI, Azure AI Custom Vision, Azure Virtual Desktop, Azure Virtual Networks, Azure Virtual Machines, Microsoft Business Intelligence (MBI), Azure Compute Services, Microsoft Azure Cloud Server, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP) ERP, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement, Windows 11

Libraries/APIs

Ruby on Rails API, SOAP APIs, Microsoft HPC, Visual Studio SDK, Azure Blob Storage API, Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Computer Vision API

Frameworks

COBIT, .NET, ASP.NET Identity, .NET Micro

1998 - 1999

Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering

University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA, USA

1994 - 1998

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC, USA

1994 - 1998

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering

North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC, USA

APRIL 2024 - PRESENT

AWS Solutions Architect Associate

AWS

APRIL 2024 - PRESENT

AWS Certified Security Specialist

AWS

APRIL 2015 - PRESENT

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer

Microsoft

SEPTEMBER 2012 - PRESENT

Cloudera Certified Hadoop Developer (CCHD)

Cloudera

JUNE 2011 - PRESENT

Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

EC-Council

OCTOBER 2010 - PRESENT

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

ISACA

MARCH 2009 - PRESENT

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

ISACA

MAY 2008 - PRESENT

Program Management Professional (PgMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

OCTOBER 2007 - PRESENT

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

MARCH 2006 - PRESENT

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

(ISC)²

APRIL 2005 - PRESENT

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

(ISC)²

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