A highly capable and passionate cyber security professional with extensive experience in analytics, network security, solutions and architecture. I setup this website to demonstrate my studies, labs & to give back to the community.
Master of Science Degree - Advanced Security and Digital Forensics
Foundation Degree in Information Technology - Networking
Awarded for the design and implementation of a migration solution to update and expand communication architecture on deployments, whilst maintaining services to existing users. The solution enabled the scaling a deployment to facilitate the withdrawal of Military forces from Afghanistan.
Awarded an individual commendation for developing a communication solution that increased information efficiency of deployed aircraft, resulting in a significantly quicker delivery of air power. The solutions enabled Fast jets to deploy 45 times faster than the previous solution.
Awarded a team Commendation as part of a 4 person team for innovation, design and development of an advanced communication capability to enable future air and joint service operations.
Royal Air Force 2008 - Present
SIEM engineering and dashboards creation
Network Security architecture
VPN design and implementation
Automation of SOC functions
Advanced Signature Development
Data Loss Prevention Development
Network Security and performance Analysis
Level 2 Incident Analysis and Response - automation development
Reporting to senior leadership team
Network Design, Architecture and Implementation: Designing and implementing network solutions to meet information requirements using internet bearers of opportunity, IPLC, Satelite Communications, 3G / 4G networks & Remote Access VPN. Current work includes network security architecture including Intrusion Detection Systems, Data Loss Prevention and Next Generation Firewalls. Challenges include attempting to get modern security concepts such as Defence in Depth with legacy networks.
Evaluation, Test and Reporting: Testing and reporting on new hardware and software inclusive scoping for future capability development. Documentation includes Network diagrams, test plans and reports ranging from engineers to executive teams. Documentation and briefings vary from managerial and technical to accreditation and risk managament.
Governance and Compliance: Working to and above recognised standards.
Innovation and Capability exploitation: design and implementation of IT solutions to innovate the methods to deploy and secure communications.
6 years employed and developed to the role of senior network engineer, integrating IT infrastructure of various vendors and sizes in high pressure and austere environments.
Key Skills & Experience:
Highly skilled and Experienced with the following network vendors: Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet, Palo-Alto & open source network infrastructure / virtual appliances. Highly competent in Unix based operating systems including Redhat/CentOS & Debian operating systems. As well as design and engineering of VMware virtual network architectures.
Design and implementation of WAN technologies; including DMVPN, FlexVPN, DVTi, Site-to-Site, IKEv1/2, IPSec, BGP, MPLS & IPLC.
Design and implementation of Switched & routed LAN technologies.