SKILLS

SECURITY ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING

SECURITY ASSESSMENT & COMPLIANCE

NETWORK SECURITY & ENGINEERING

SECURITY OPERATIONS (BLUE TEAM)

CLOUD SECURITY & ENGINEERING

IDENTITY & ACCESS MANAGEMENT

EXPERIENCE

VPLS

Sr. Security Engineer | July 2020 – Present

Solutions Engineer | Nov 2018 – July 2020

FORTINET

Technical Account Manager | Sep 2018 – Nov 2018

Technical Support Engineer III | Feb 2018 – Sep 2018

Technical Support Engineer II | Mar 2017 – Feb 2018

Technical Support Engineer I | Sep 2015 – Mar 2017

GENERAL MOTORS

Data Center Network Engineer | June 2014 – Aug 2015

Network Operations (NOC) Engineer II | June 2013 – May 2014

CERTIFICATIONS

ISC2

FORTINET

CISCO

AWS

COMPTIA

Let's collaborate

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PROJECTS

VULNERABILITY DISCOVERY #2 - CVE-2021-41019 (2021)

  • Discovered and responsibly disclosed a Fortinet FortiGate firewall low/medium severity improper certificate validation vulnerability that became CVE-2021-41019
  • This vulnerability is a continuation of CVE-2019-5591, which is one of the top routinely exploited vulnerabilities of 2021 according to CISA
  • Fortinet acknowledges me in their official advisory FG-IR-21-974

OPEN SOURCE DEVELOPMENT (2019)

VULNERABILITY DISCOVERY #1 (2019)

  • Discovered and responsibly disclosed Fortinet FortiGate firewall medium severity bypass vulnerability
  • This vulnerability allows an attacker to bypass FortiGate’s DNS filter by using DNS over HTTPS (DoH)
  • Credit for the disclosure received in Fortinet KB article FD45370

PATCHBOX (2016)

  • PatchBox, endorsed by the National Psoriasis Foundation, was a subscription box service my co-founder and I created to provide monthly non-prescription relief for psoriasis
  • My co-founder and I bootstrapped PatchBox and were responsible for all aspects of the business until ultimately selling it via online auction
  • Although the website is now gone, our archived interview with the National Psoriasis Foundation can be read here

ITT TECH INSTRUCTOR (2015)

  • Hired by the now-defunct ITT Technical Institute as an Adjunct Instructor, I taught a software development course on social networking
  • I gave lectures, facilitated labs, conducted discussions, and assigned and graded assignments
  • Students’ final project was building and hosting a blog using the WordPress platform that was required to interact with various social network APIs