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Dwight
dwight.gardner@gmail.com
704-877-5506
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Vice President, IAM Authentication Services Leader
21 years experience W2
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Proven technical leadership skills including the ability to manage teams, earn the respect of its members, lead by example, and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. Persuasive verbal and written communication skills compliment a proven ability to multi-task, maintain an organized approach, and ensure success - even when faced with high-pressure or high-risk situations. Specialties: Experienced in architecting and deploying Identity Management, LDAP Directories, Single/Simplified Sign-On (SSO), Provisioning and Provisioning/Identity Workflows, Access Management, RBAC (Role-Based Access Control), Compliance and Auditing Technologies, Federated Identity/Federation, Enterprise System Architecture, Security Infrastructure Design, Authentication and Authorization technologies, as well as custom-built security and technology frameworks.

Experience
Manager
Jun 2018 - present
Information Security IAM FOCUS
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Vice President, IAM Authentication Services Leader
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Charlotte, NC
Design solutions that integrate with the current IAM platform including provisioning, de-provisioning and the integration of applications for authentication and authorization purposes Maintain alignment of the IAM vision with Information Security objectives and business requirements. Establish a continual service improvement plan and improve overall IAM service, focusing on operational, process and resource efficiency. Establish and provide metrics that give visibility into performance and efficiency for IAM efforts. Represent Information Security in cross-functional meetings and projects. Work to overcome existing fragmentation of the IAM domain to create models that are accepted and embraced by constituents in different parts of the organization. Work across organizational boundaries, within the Identity Management and Access Management (IAM) team and across Information Technology & Enterprise Data, to produce useful conceptual domain models and working repositories that help to efficiently manage Identity Management and Access Management complexities across the diverse stakeholders and use communities.
MS Visio Project Management Stakeholder Engagement Provisioning Information Security IAM FOCUS Business Requirements
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Vice President Identity and Access Management Architecture
Nov 2014 - Dec 2015
Charlotte, NC
Responsible for all aspects of Identity and Access Management (IAM) for US banking operations of a global banking environment. Management of geographically diverse staff. Reporting directly to the Senior Risk Officer with responsibilities for assessing risk posture in the identity and access management space and working with auditors to implement risk remediation policies procedures and supporting technologies. Worked with PMO to move 3 year IAM strategy project forward. Development of Architecture and deployment of technologies to support multiple capabilities
PMO Project Management IAM Environment Management Auditing
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Information Security Manager
Nov 2013 - Nov 2014
Charlotte, NC
Responsible for assisting in the design, testing, and implementation of the Identity Access Management Single Signon and LDAP infrastructure. Manage team if security professionals located in diverse geographic locations around the world and serve as the Technical Lead for the IAM team providing technical direction and prioritization. Design and architect Identity and Access Management control security solutions in coordination with IT Operations and application developers. Provide technical direction and prioritization to the IAM staff with regard to the various IAM technologies and systems. Manage IAM Systems consisting of CA SiteMinder, Identity Manager and eAdmin products (Arcot: Riskfort and Webfort), RSA Securid infrastructure, Entrust Certificate Authority infrastructure, LDAP infrastructure. These systems are support mission critical applications with thousands of customers – banking, trading, custody, fund services. Support the integration of existing and new applications with the IAM infrastructure. Systematically review IAM production systems for compliance with Citco security policies and standards. Maintain expertise on security trends through training, research and development in order to mitigate potential security exposures. Provide proven troubleshooting skills for the IAM stack including but not limited to troubleshooting through IAM, WAN and other Networking technologies, Messaging, Enterprise Application JAVA and .NET, and Certificate infrastructure
Compliance IAM Information Security LDAP Cisco Security Agent Enterprise Applications IBM Siteminder Problem Solving RSA Java
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Managing Principal - Verizon Cloud Identity Services
May 2011 - Nov 2013
Charlotte, NC
Oversee and Manage Identity and Access Management solutions and services provided by Verizon and its partners. This includes IAM Assessments, Roadmaps and System Integration services. Make available development of architectural artifacts, design specifications and integration documentation. Utilize the power of the Verizon/Terremark Cloud to provide customized hosted and managed solutions which extend our clients IAM environment and provide greater flexibility and capabilities.
Systems Integration IAM Documentation
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Manager
Jul 2010 - Apr 2011
Identity & Access Management Consulting.
No skills were added
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Sr. IT Engineer
Oct 2006 - Jul 2010
Solutions Engineering professional, specializing in identity & access management systems.
No skills were added
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Security Architect
Feb 2005 - Oct 2006
Design and implement complex security solutions around identity and access management, web single sign-on and threat management.
IAM Security Architect
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Sr Systems Engineer
Jan 2001 - Feb 2005
Design, implement and operational responsibilities for access management, identity management and security automation for enterprise applications systems and security posture.
Systems Engineering Enterprise Applications
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Consultant
May 2000 - Jan 2001
Novell, Windows NT, Remote Systems support for Fortune 100 Clients.
Windows NT Windows Novell
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Non-cloudteam Skill
Education
Information System Technology
American InterContinental University, 2005 - 2006
Certifications
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
(ISC)², 2004
Skills
IAM
2021
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Enterprise Applications
2014
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Information Security
2021
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FOCUS
2021
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Systems Engineering
2005
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Project Management
2018
3
Business Requirements
2018
2
Documentation
2013
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MS Visio
2018
2
Provisioning
2018
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Stakeholder Engagement
2018
2
Systems Integration
2013
2
Auditing
2015
1
Cisco Security Agent
2014
1
Compliance
2014
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Environment Management
2015
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IBM Siteminder
2014
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Java
2014
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LDAP
2014
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PMO
2015
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Problem Solving
2014
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RSA
2014
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Security Architect
2006
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CISA
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CISSP
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Disaster Recovery
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Enterprise Architecture
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ERP
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1
IT Audit
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Network Security
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Novell
2001
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PCI
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SaaS
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SOA
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Solutions Architecture
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System Administration
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Windows
2001
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Windows NT
2001
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WS-Federation
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