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||26 Kingfisher Drive, Burwell
Cambridgeshire, CB5 0BS, UK
||+44 (0) 7968 167989
|Date of birth:
||13th January 1978
CheckPoint Certified Security Engineer (4.1).
CheckPoint Certified Security Administrator (4.1).
Attended and successfully completed “Implementing NetScreen Security Solutions”,
“KSH programming”, “AIX 5L administration”, and Veritas HA (VCS and VxVM).
BSc Computing for Industry
University of Northumbria at Newcastle - September 1996 – May 2000
A Levels: General Studies, German, Physics.
Stockton Sixth Form College, Stockton - September 1994 – June 1996
7 G.C.S.E.’s passed, including English, Math’s and Science
Caldew School, Dalston - September 1991 – June 1994
Other activities and interests
Listening to a wide variety of music, reading fiction, watching motor sport
(especially TOCA Touring Car), learning a mix of martial arts, and scuba diving
– currently a PADI Rescue Diver.
Personal Summary I believe that my personal strengths are:
patience, enthusiasm, and the ability to think logically. I enjoy solving
problems and I enjoy challenges that test and stretch my abilities.
I possess a depth of technical knowledge associated with both server and desktop
hardware and software in both Windows and Unix.
I am willing to relocate to take up a new position
Summary of relevant knowledge and experience
|AIX 4.3.3 +, Solaris 2.6->8, FreeBSD 3.1+,
RedHat Linux 5.0+, DOS 3.3+,
9x / ME, NT4, 2000 Pro, XP (Home and Pro)
|CheckPoint Firewall-1 v.4.x and NG,
Cisco PIX 515, SecuRemote,
|PHP 4, perl 5, shell programming (ksh and sh)
Summary of other work experience
October 2004 - Present Day Integralis Ltd
In this role the responsiblities included comprehensive
management of a variety of multi-national customer firewalls (CheckPoint and
Pix), management of the email scanning service (e:scan), maintenance of the
bespoke monitoring device at the customer sites and update management of ISS
I gained knowledge of: Nokia IPSO administration, VRRP, and high availablity
clustering of firewalls using the Nokia security platform.
January 2002 - September 2004 Norwich Union (Aviva Group)
The primary role in this position was the administration of various legacy firewalls
and Netscape proxies prior to the consolidation of services and servers in post-merger
Other duties included administration of a variety of HP-UX, AIX, and Solaris servers,
in addition my role was extended to support the sendmail configuration on one of
the companies main mail gateways.
Experience of CheckPoint FireWall-1 NG (up to SP5) on Nokia platforms, maintanance and
tuning of Foundry ServerIrons, Cisco PIX 515s.
June 2000 – December 2001 Objectronix
(Inter)Network Security Engineer
This job entailed daily liaison with an international customer base to achieve the following:
This job has exposed me to:
- Administering Sun Solaris (2.6 - 8) on a range of SPARC platforms, deployed
as security enforcement points, DNS and mail servers to web servers.
- Diagnosing and solving LAN or WAN problems
- Maintaining security policies
on CheckPoint FireWall-1 version 4.0 and 4.1.
- Set up of Virtual Private Networks using a variety of encryption schemes and algorithms
- Arrow Point load balancers (now Cisco Content Switch 11152),
- OPSEC compliant content security products.
August 1998 – September 1999 Imperial Chemical Industries
First line support of a department of Windows 95/NT4 workstations, laptops and printers running a mixture of applications.
- Able to communicate efficiently at all levels
- The will to work hard
- Able to work well under pressure
- Proven ability to work as part of a team or alone in an efficient way
- Capable of and experienced with performing repetitive tasks
- Experience of shift work.
References are available on request