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Clinton Nichols

Freelance Security Architect

United StatesToptal Member Since September 7, 2021

Clinton is a principal security architect, manager of information security consultants, and former program manager with 30+ years of experience in application delivery and IT transformation. His enterprise experience includes Zions Bancorp, City National Bank, CUNA Mutual, and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. As an accomplished and strategic team leader, Clinton excels at assessing business needs and implementing cutting-edge technology platforms in complex corporate environments.

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Ravi Kiran

Freelance Security Architect

United KingdomToptal Member Since April 29, 2019

Ravi is a seasoned DevSecOps engineer with a decade of experience in systems administration, DevOps, and security in various business verticals. He uses the latest technologies and best practices to automate and monitor services, applications, and infrastructure in SaaS, PaaS, CaaS, and IaaS. Ravi is known for agility, code quality, and speed of delivery that meet high SLAs and CSI requirements.

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Mukesh Bhakar

Freelance Security Architect

IndiaToptal Member Since October 19, 2021

Mukesh is an information security professional with 11+ years of experience in cloud, network, and web application security—DevSecOps. He is passionate about offensive security and red teaming. His primary skill set is about the implementation of security architecture in AWS and Azure. He is also experienced in cloud penetration testing.

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Ankit Mittal

Freelance Security Architect

IndiaToptal Member Since May 7, 2021

Ankit is a cybersecurity expert with 13 years of experience in incident response, threat hunting and intelligence, forensics, cloud security architecture, Malware analysis, endpoint security, SIEM, data protection, DevSecOps, and vulnerability management. His expertise is backed by cybersecurity certifications from multiple vendors such as ISC2, AWS, Microsoft, and VMware. With his strong leadership skills, Ankit excels in leading teams to deliver cybersecurity solutions and meet business goals.

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Sev Kelian

Freelance Security Architect

CanadaToptal Member Since April 29, 2021

Sev is a strategically focused technologist experienced in cyber and cloud technology management and 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He's adept at building strong relationships to drive value while maintaining secure infrastructure, cloud, data, and app platforms. Sev also excels at defining and modernizing cloud and cyber strategies, architecture and delivering DevSecOps processes via the automatic acceleration of cloud adoption.

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Andrew Olson

Freelance Security Architect

United KingdomToptal Member Since September 10, 2021

Andrew is a senior security architect keen on leading strategy and architectures of complex digital security, cloud, and enterprise architecture initiatives. He has extensive experience working with multidisciplinary teams and C-suite leaders within the banking, finance, and technology sectors.

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Adele Farhadian

Freelance Security Architect

CanadaToptal Member Since May 31, 2021

Adele Farhadian is an information security architect with over 16 years of experience planning and implementing security systems. She has several certifications: CISSP, CCSP, GWAPT, SABSA Chartered Architect, CISM, CEH, and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. Launching her own IT security consultancy in 2015, InfoSec Assured, Adele uses her security architecture skills to perform security and privacy gap assessments, vulnerability assessments, security strategies, and security posture designs.

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Don Kuecker

Freelance Security Architect

United StatesToptal Member Since August 30, 2021

Don identifies company security risks and creates mitigation strategies using the tools and applications most appropriate for their environment. He implements technologies to address security requirements for existing legacy technologies, merging business concerns and migrations to new strategies such as cloud offerings and their subsequent iterations. Don establishes consensus between departments and business entities based upon solid communication skills and current security risk knowledge.

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Israel Guzman

Freelance Security Architect

ColombiaToptal Member Since October 5, 2015

Isra is a cybersecurity architect and threat intelligence lead with 13+ years of experience and 18+ years of IT experience. His expertise includes incident response; SOC; PCI DSS; DevSecOps; CI/CD automation; bug bounty and malware hunting; mixed box vulnerability assessments with PTES, OSSTMM, OWASP, OSINT, NIST, and MITRE; capture the flag (CTF); vulnerability management solutions (VMS); and ethical hacking. As a cybersecurity expert, Isra also consults, trains, mentors, and speaks at events.

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Steven Goossens

Freelance Security Architect

BelgiumToptal Member Since October 3, 2019

Steven is a seasoned consulting professional and cybersecurity specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. His expertise includes threat intelligence, computer forensics, incident monitoring, and response & security architecture. Steven holds multiple certifications in his field including GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) from the SANS Institute and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from (ISC)².

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Murat Hatipoglu

Freelance Security Architect

United KingdomToptal Member Since September 16, 2018

Murat has been working in the IT industry for more than 20 years. With extensive network, system, and applications experience, he is able to relate the different requirements and provide clear insight into navigating the complex technology landscape. Murat's philosophy is to focus on building long-term relationships with clients, working with them to simplify their lives, and becoming a trusted partner rather than be just an outside consultant.

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Bulavard, Inc.

As a Toptal qualified front-end developer, I also run my own consulting practice. When clients come to me for help filling key roles on their team, Toptal is the only place I feel comfortable recommending. Toptal's entire candidate pool is the best of the best. Toptal is the best value for money I've found in nearly half a decade of professional online work.

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Langlotz Patent & Trademark Works, Inc.

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Higgle

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Mxit

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nifti.com

How to Hire Security Architects through Toptal

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A Toptal director of engineering will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Security Architect for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new Security Architect for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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  • How are Toptal Security Architects different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Security Architects to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You'll work with engineering experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs. Start now.

  • Can I hire Security Architects in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a Security Architect within 48 hours of signing up. Start now.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Security Architects?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Security Architect begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you're completely satisfied with the results, we'll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you'd like. If you're not completely satisfied, you won't be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial. Start now.

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