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Taylor
taylorcharlesu@gmail.com
919-228-9628
Durham, NC 27701
Lead Network Security Engineer
7 years experience W2
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Experienced Network Security Engineer with a demonstrated history working within the computer networking industry. I am currently pursing my PhD in IT at the University of The Cumberlands. I am a highly motivated individual who takes and makes the most out of any opportunity.

Experience
Lead Network Security Engineer
Jul 2019 - present
Raleigh, NC
  • Support & implement new Palo Alto firewalls for IBM lab service owners.
  • Implement App-id, URL filtering, File blocking, NATs, and security rules.
  • Connect and manage firewalls via Panorama running 8.0 & 9.0 code.
  • Provide Support on Palo Alto firewalls running 8.0 & 9.0 code.
  • Develop rule base cleanup.
  • Participate in service confirmation & enablement for supporting new services.
  • Determine and communicate technical policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Partner/liaison with architecture team and service owners.
  • Escalation point
  • Run daily huddle for team meetings.
  • Created skills enablement program to help team skills become stronger.
  • Created lab environment and trained team members on how to implement & support Palo Alto firewalls.
  • Peer review procedures ownership.
  • Developed severity 1 on-call procedures for service level outages.
Firewall Network Security Security Engineer Palo Alto
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Sr. Network Engineer
Sep 2018 - Jul 2019
Raleigh, NC
  • Answer tickets promptly and troubleshoot network issues for internal and external clients.
  • Provide remote support to clients.
  • Implement EIGRP, BGP, and static routing.
  • Troubleshoot Palo Alto firewalls
  • Troubleshoot Nexus 1k,5ks,7ks.
  • Troubleshoot Cisco ISR 2901, 3925, 4331, 4431 and 4451.
  • Configure ACL’s, NAT’s and VPN tunnels on Cisco ASAv devices via CLI and ASDM.
  • Implement Cisco ISE for TACACS+ authentication for all networking equipment.
  • Implement Cisco SD-WAN Viptela for hosted customers.
  • Utilize Logic Monitor for monitoring our networking equipment.
BGP Cisco Cisco ASA EIGRP Firewall Network Engineer VPN Cisco ISE
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Network Engineer (Contract)
Feb 2018 - Jul 2018
Raleigh, NC
  • Help install and maintain Gigamon, Nexus Databroker, Sourcefire, and Ixia security devices for network monitoring.
  • Configure and troubleshoot Cisco ASA's, NX-OS, IOS, and Web Security Appliances.
  • Troubleshoot any network related issues for security applications and physical devices.
  • Upgrade software to latest code versions for stability on Cisco routers, switches, and firewalls.
  • Implement and build networks for offsite buildings.
  • Configure DMVPN and EIGRP for new customer acquisitions
Cisco Cisco ASA Cisco FirePOWER EIGRP Firewall Network Engineer Network Monitoring Routers Switches
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Network Security Engineer
May 2017 - Mar 2018
  • Utilize Arcsight to analyze and troubleshoot flows of traffic
  • Experience using Cisco ASA, Palo Alto, and Checkpoints firewalls
  • Utilize Infoblox to create and edit DNS changes
  • Using Great Beacon to authorize port security for end devices
  • Troubleshoot F5 load balancing issues
  • Troubleshoot Nexus 2ks,3ks,5k,7ks and ASR 1ks
  • Monitor customer circuits
Cisco Cisco ASA DNS Firewall Infoblox Load Balancing Network Security Security Engineer
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Network Engineer
Feb 2016 - Jun 2017
Raleigh, NC
  • Answer tickets promptly and troubleshoot network issues for internal and external clients.
  • Provide remote support to clients.
  • Provision VLANs and Networks for new customers and projects.
  • Implement BGP and static routing.
  • Experience working with Nexus 2ks,3ks,5k,7ks and ASR 1ks
  • Configure ACL's, NAT's and VPN tunnels on Cisco ASA devices.
  • Configure F5, ACE, and Netscalar load balancers for server and applications teams
  • Use network monitoring tools such as SmokePing, Cacti, and StealthWatch.
  • Use IPAM tools to allocate subnets and VLANS
BGP Cacti Cisco Cisco ASA Cisco Stealthwatch IPAM Network Engineer Network Monitoring VPN
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Network Lab Engineer (Contract)
Jan 2016 - Feb 2016
Raleigh, NC
  • Support TSE while working in the Cisco RTP mega lab.
  • Monitor the case-tracking tool for recreate requests.
  • Locate and interconnect physical layer components.
  • Establish layer 2 and layer 3 connectivity and load appropriate IOS images when required.
  • Update and maintain the Inventory Tracking Management and System for all equipment within CALO labs.
  • Provide general lab infrastructure support.
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Network Lab Engineer (Contract)
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
Morrisville, NC
  • Learning all about Ethernet, IP networking, and Extreme products
  • Completing New Hire Intern Training, obtaining ENA and ENS certifications
  • Handling lab requests and assisting in replications for Technical Support Engineers
  • Assisting with 24x7 on call lab requests and RDU
  • Contributing to lab organization
  • Documents lab activities, events, and procedures
  • Assists with lab operations and processes such as racking, stacking, cabling, troubleshooting, managing lab hardware and lab cleanup
  • Set up networking equipment for Technical Support Engineers to use for customer support
Data Replication Technical Support
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Technology Risk Analyst (Contract)
May 2015 - Aug 2015
-Organization of Information Security -Risk Management -Data Security -Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery -Vendor Technology Reviews (VTR) -Security Policies -Physical and Environmental Security
Information Security
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Network Lab Engineer (Contract)
Jan 2015 - May 2015
Raleigh, NC
  • Learning all about Ethernet, IP networking, and Extreme products
  • Completing New Hire Intern Training, obtaining ENA and ENS certifications
  • Handling lab requests and assisting in replications for Technical Support Engineers
  • Assisting with 24x7 on call lab requests and RDU
  • Contributing to lab organization
  • Documents lab activities, events, and procedures
  • Assists with lab operations and processes such as racking, stacking, cabling, troubleshooting, managing lab hardware and lab cleanup
  • Set up networking equipment for Technical Support Engineers to use for customer support
Data Replication
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ACE Computer Support
Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
Greenville, NC
-Hardware replacements for students on campus -Configure network adapters for students to have access to internet on campus -Computer Reloads for virus removal or resets if PC was frozen or infected. -Configuring Dorm Internet connections for students -Running Scripts on USB device to install appropriate anti malware software -Perform virus removals on student computers and devices -Answer calls from professors and students on PC related issues
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Education
Information Technology (CyberSecurity)
University of the Cumberlands, 2018 - 2022
Information System Security
University of the Cumberlands, 2018 - 2020
Information Technology
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2016 - 2017
Certifications
Python for Data Science
IBM
Accredited Configuration Engineer
Palo Alto Networks, 2019
Cisco Certified Specialist - Enterprise Core
Cisco, 2019
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM, 2020
Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)
Palo Alto Networks, 2019
EMCCIS (Cloud Infrastructure and Services)
EMC
CCNP Enterprise (Cisco Certified Network Professional)
Cisco, 2019
CCNA R&S (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
Cisco, 2015
Python for Data Science
IBM, 2020
IBM Quantum Conversations
IBM, 2020
Security and Privacy by Design Foundations
IBM, 2020
CCNP R&S (Cisco Certified Network Professional)
Cisco, 2019
CCNA Security (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
Cisco, 2017
Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner
IBM, 2019
Think Like a Hacker
IBM, 2019
Skills
Cisco
2019
3
Cisco ASA
2019
3
Firewall
2021
3
BGP
2019
2
Network Engineer
2019
2
Network Security
2021
2
Security Engineer
2021
2
VPN
2019
2
Cacti
2017
1
Cisco Stealthwatch
2017
1
EIGRP
2019
1
IPAM
2017
1
Network Monitoring
2018
1
Palo Alto
2021
1
Cadre Teamwork
0
1
Checkpoint Firewall-1
0
1
Cisco FirePOWER
2018
1
Cisco ISE
2019
1
Customer Service
0
1
Cyber Security Architect
0
1
Data Replication
2015
1
Disaster Recovery
0
1
DNS
2018
1
Ethernet
0
1
Infoblox
2018
1
Information Security
2015
1
Linux
0
1
Load Balancing
2018
1
Microsoft Excel
0
1
Microsoft Office
0
1
Microsoft PowerPoint
0
1
Microsoft Word
0
1
NAT
0
1
Network Administration
0
1
OSPF
0
1
Problem Solving
0
1
Python
0
1
RHEL
0
1
Routers
2018
1
Sales
0
1
Switches
2018
1
TCP/IP
0
1
Technical Support
2015
1
VLAN
0
1
Windows
0
1
XML Firewalls
0
1
Publications
Vulnerabilities and Prevention of Session Hijacking
InfoSec Writers, 2015