20 years man and boy (automation)

Curriculum Vitae


20 years as an IT Security Engineer helps me to:

  • focus on tasks and deliver them;
  • work well in teams;
  • make more informed decisions;
  • solve problems more rapidly and with less fuss; and
  • find and deliver solutions that require multiple teams to work together.

I am organized, positive, focused and work hard to ensure problems are untangled and projects are delivered.

SOAR experience

SOAR project summary

I am a member of the team assigned to deploy, manage and use Splunk Phantom to automate IT security related processes and orchestrate threat driven automations at my current customer, globally.

As a team we have successfully maintained a stable, redundant platform while deploying numerous and varied automations over the last 2 years.

We have 31 automations in production, have upgraded the redundant (using Warm-Standby) platform from versions 4.0 through 4.9 and have our first "Self-Service" user automations in production.

As a team we have promoted the platform internally via training days, Tableau dashboards for management reporting and hackathon type challenges.

I am designated single point of contact and responsible for internal Compliance and Regulatory adherence.

SOAR project examples

  • automation use case analysis (feasibility; usefulness) and design;
  • playbook delivery using GUI where possible, custom code (python) where necessary (example: bypass local RestAPI under load for direct to Postgres);
  • set-up and maintain Phantom Warm-Standby;
  • Geneos and Splunk application monitoring;
  • migrated Phantom to full clustering (7 nodes); and
  • SDLC approach using Development, UAT and Production environments; change management; HP ALM.

key skills

  • Network Security (Firewalls, Routers and Routing, Proxies, DNS)
  • RHEL and CentOS server management (filesystems, user management, repos, backups, patching)
  • IT Security Orchestration and Automation (Phantom, Cortex, use-case analysis, design and development)
  • python programming; html tagging; CSS and some javascript
  • Microsoft Azure (VM deployment; MS Graph; Microsoft365)
  • Google Cloud (VM Deployment)

career summary

  • 2010 - present: redacted
  • 2003 - 2010: redacted
  • 2002 - 2003: redacted
  • 1999 - 2002: redacted


BSc (hons) Computer Science degree from redacted


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