Sorry, Portfolio offline for updating – back up by Aug 2017. Portfolio is currently only in Word and PDF format.

Multi-million dollar Projects:  I have not yet overseen any $20-50 million projects, only under $2 million (see ‘Projects’ below).

 

Patrick’s Brand Technologist who happens to be an interactive and engaging  People Person with rich, deep Cognitive Diversity and an AUTONOMIC REFLEX to improve efforts with clarity for successful solutions – a THINKER & DOER for the next 20 years (I enjoy complex problems)

Brand stems from Success for Customers, Team & Company in private/federal entities and work/knowledge in: IT; Virtualization (AWS) / cloud; InfoSec/Cyber Security, Strategy; Mobile Comms; voice & data-comms; Intelligence Analyst; MSSP (SOC & NOC) Routers & Firewalls; IDS; IT Level III PC Tech Support; SPLUNK

== dual grad degrees:

  a) MBA Technology Management {Strategy, Innovation, R & D} and

  b) MSc Information Assurance/Cyber security

 

Patrick’s Story

Experience & Leadership:

  • Ability to translate tech-speak to language needed for executive leadership and vice versa
  • POINT PERSON providing InfoSec briefings to Ambassadors abroad (one Ambassador kept me for 1 ½ hours per his interest / engagement despite his Exec. Secretary asking me to cut 1 hour briefing to 20 min)
  • DIRECTED 24 x 7 watch floor Intelligence Analysts (contractors & military (enlisted/officers)) on global intelligence and cyber security threats. Improved and enhanced the work methodology, efficiencies
  • Project Manager role in several firms and federal entities
  • Provide briefings to senior executives and 2 & 3 star officers
  • Ensure following industry best practices for InfoSec/Cyber security and data protection: DIA, JTF-GNO/CYBERCOMMAND (@ Ft. Meade), State Dept., INS & DoD OSD
  • Collaboration: In my Signal Intelligence role, a proven enabler of consensus for all parties on various engagements
  • Knowledge: Cohort leader in both graduate degree programs AND learner of new tech (i.e. Virtualization / Cloud and Mobile Communication) – including writings on topics such as:
  • Cloud Architecture Strategy, Success & ROI from junior Sys Admin to CEO;
  • Risk & Risk Management: Ideas, Thoughts & Perspectives for new CEOs, Presidents, EVPs, CIOs, CTOs, CSOs & Managers
  • Intelligence: for YOU, for Business Intelligence or for National Security; & more (my WordPress site)

Previous MSSP experience:

 

SBC Datacomm (prior to AT&T merger)

 

 

 

Digex (prior to MCI absorbing Digex)

 

Rumba @ WallData     (PC/Windows IBM emulation software)

 

IT Manager for 4 teams (nationwide):           FIRST Health Strategies Mainframe datacenter environment

 

SBC – NOC – Cisco router admin / engineer security (nationwide clients)

SBC – SOC – Cisco Router & CheckPoint Firewall security engineer (nationwide clients)            

     

Digex – NOC – CheckPoint Firewall admin / security engineer  (nationwide clients)

 

IT Level II Tech Support Engineer  (international clients)

 

(multiple hats at same time)

1)   PC Support;               2) Computer & Network Security — Obtained Novell CAN & CNE certs before installing company’s 1st network         3)   Network Support (voice & data)    &       4) Help Desk

Previous IT Projects ($ 1/2 million  &  $1.6 million) – as Nationwide Manager of Mainframe/Network Security, Data Communications, PC Support & Help Desk

Change to IBM RACF for Network / User Security Access (built in CapEx at the VP of IT & Finance level)

My responsibility was geared towards:

  • Rolling out new security processes (accesses) for the nationwide enterprise
  • Creating white paper process of:
    • What is happening
    • What to do
    • What is allowed
    • What is not allowed
    • Troubleshooting access issues
  • Creating a troubleshooting tree list for the nationwide Help Desk team
  • Introduce the new process to all VPs, Managers and Supervisors at each site (conference room sessions)
    • Gain stakeholder buy-in was key for this success
    • Explicitly (verbally and written) state that users accounts will be immediately revoked if passwords are left under keyboards, pasted to monitors or other desktop/drawer locations – and that supervisors would have to contact us to reinstate users’ access (managers/supervisors had total buy-in on this)
  • Introduce the new process to all users at each site, via Supervisory staff for each branch/division

Mainframe related – Install new network due to Arson

Arson act targeted against another office at N. Hollywood office location unfortunately burned out our remote office in that building.

Budget – $500,000                                    Deadline – one weekend

My responsibility was geared towards:

  • Determining and laying out game plan to restore site functionality at new site (and gaining VP approval of course),
  • Gaining manpower (8 people) from the current work IT operations/programming staff (move equipment),
  • Overtime for those individuals,
  • pulling and laying communication cables (copper) – had a vendor do this,
  • moving equipment for ~200 seats into another temporary office space in a different building
    • Data communication – terminals, controllers, multiplexer, data modems
    • Voice communication – analog PBX and phones
  • Configuring at:
    • New remote site: Data comm controllers, muxes and modems
    • HQ office: Front End Processor had to be re-configured to:
      • Remove old data comm info for the burnt out site and
      • Add new config info to connect to new site
  • Oversee vendor config of new PBX and verify PBX config info
  • Testing to ensure voice and data links all functioned:
    • Verify that users are able to use terminals and phones on their desktops

Slept on couch in lobby of new site in order to ensure “everything” was working by that Monday morning…

Mainframe related – Install new network for two story structure for new remote office location

Budget – $1.6 million                    Deadline – 3 weeks

My responsibility was geared towards:

  • Determining and laying out game plan to get new site up and running over that time frame (and gaining CEO & IT VP approval of course),
  • Gaining manpower (11 people) from the current work IT operations/programming staff (move equipment & assist in pulling copper),
  • Overtime for those individuals,
  • pulling and laying communication cables (copper) – had a vendor do this (with our people support),
  • moving equipment for ~350 seats into the 2 story office space
    • Data communication – terminals, controllers, multiplexers, data modems
    • Voice communication – analog PBX and phones
  • Configuring at:
    • New remote site – data comm controllers, muxes and modems
    • HQ office: Front End Processor had to be configured to:
      • Add new config info to connect to new site
  • Oversee vendor config of new PBX and verify PBX config info
  • Testing to ensure voice and data links all functioned
    • Verify that users are able to use terminals and phones on their desktops
  • Set up and configure the several Windows PCs we had at the time, primarily for the executive and secretarial staff

No need to sleep on couch here – but massive daily hours on to ensure everything succeeds as scheduled

WHITE PAPERS

– attached & online —                                                                    

Poison Ivy: Malware RAT     (in 2008 for JTFGNO & NSA)              13 pages

Risk & Risk Management: Ideas, Thoughts & Perspectives for new CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, CSOs & Managers                                                              23 pages          https://patrick642.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/risk-risk-management-ideas-thoughts-perspectives/

Successful Leadership! Part II                                                    13 pages          https://patrick642.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/successful-leadership-part-ii-3/

Other papers online:

Cloud Architecture Strategy, Success & ROI from junior Sys Admin to CEO https://patrick642.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/cloud-architecture-strategy-success-roi/

I was asked, “Why is it so hard to learn AWS?”     https://patrick642.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/i-was-asked-why-is-it-so-hard-to-learn-aws/

Advice: Intelligence & Analysis & Thinking                        https://patrick642.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/advice-intelligence-analysis-thinking/

Advice: Cyber Security – Entry & Advancement                 https://patrick642.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/advice-cyber-security-entry-advancement/

Successful Leadership! Part I                                                        https://patrick642.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/leadership/

Mobile Communications & Security & Technology          https://patrick642.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/mobile-communications-security-technology/

Strategy, Brand & Innovation: Achievers, Problems and Headaches                    https://patrick642nu.wordpress.com/2014/02/15/strategy-brand-innovation-achievers-problems-and-headaches/

These are several papers written by me for public consumption and posted to: Slideshare and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/pub/patrick-a/6/7a7/38a) and my web site:                                                              https://patrick642.wordpress.com   ~ ~ Topics: cyber security, virtualization, mobile comm, strategy, innovation, Intel & Intelligence, leadership to improvements 

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