Saad Alkabli graduated from George Mason with a Master’s Degree degree in Management of Secure Information System. He has worked 12+ years in the planning, developing, and implementing of enterprise-wide hardware, software, and products solutions to address business opportunities and compliance initiatives. For the last seven years, he has been working as field engineering supporting commercial and government sectors with different advanced products. In addition, he has intensive experience in media production and various social media platforms.
Graduated with a master’s in management of Secure Information Systems employing 12+ years in the planning, developing, and implementing enterprise-wide information solutions to address business opportunities and compliance initiatives. Collaborates with stakeholders utilizing a background in system compliance, process efficiency, and change management best practices. Recognized for drive, confidence, strong work ethic, adaptability, and ability to lead the project lifecycle.
❖ Employs intelligence gathering and analysis to identify and remediate advanced cyber threats while leading teams through the development and optimization of security protocols.
❖ Guides innovative network operations, support implementation and navigates to overcome complex hurdles.
❖ Capabilities to transfer the complex technical subject matter to non-technical end-users and business area management, allowing for comprehension of Information and cybersecurity initiatives.
❖ Successfully designs highly scalable secure and redundant network environments utilizing most current hardware and software revisions from leading vendors.
❖ Applies advanced users of intrusion-detection, IDS/IPS, DLP, SIEM, vulnerability-scanning, Web gateway, proxy appliances, and antivirus tools.
❖ Utilizes familiarity with Wireshark/TCP Dump and common network vulnerability and compliance scanners such as Nessus, Nexpose and SCAP Compliance Checker.
❖ Enforces IT processes to ensure consistent, well-integrated application structures in full compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) regulations.
❖ Participates in system certification and accreditation and Federal Information Security Management Act processes.
❖ Established and satisfied information assurance and security requirements based upon the analysis of user, policy, regulatory, contractual, and resource demands.
❖ Performs vulnerability/risk analysis of computer systems and applications during all phases of the system development life cycle.
❖ Understanding of cryptology and information system security and cyberspace ethics, law, and policy.
❖ Brings direct experience with anti-virus software, intrusion detection, firewalls, and content filtering, risk assessment, and computer forensic tools, technologies and methodology.
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Languages: English (Fluent); Arabic (Fluent).
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Master of Science in Management of Secure Information Systems, George Mason University, Expected Graduation 2018 Bachelor of Science in Management of Information Systems, United Arab Emirates University, 2012
Management information system – Advanced products support, Comcast Corporation, Arlington, VA 2011 to Present Support best-in-practice solutions for enterprise and government end-users utilizing a 24/7/365 always-on environment to ensure technical compliance and policy development and facilitate training and knowledge sharing initiatives. Lead the design, management, and long- and short-term strategic planning for technology operations: tactical strategy, security, disaster recovery, compliance, and business continuity. Manage new systems deployments based on analysis, business and technology road map, requirements, plan design, and execution. Engage in vision and tactical planning to meet needs and capitalize on industry opportunities. Assemble cohesive and qualified teams dedicated to meeting project scope and budgetary guidelines. Spearhead client/end-user solutions through collection and analysis of data, evaluation of current procedures and recommendation and implementation of alternative courses of action. Collaborate with the cybersecurity research community to research and classify existing and emerging threats.
Enterprise Technology Information Assurance Infrastructure Protection Business & Intelligence Analysis Workflow Optimization FISMA Compliance Technology Operations Technical Finance Management
➢ Create and lead testing and implementing network disaster recovery plans; perform risk assessments and testing of data processing systems.
➢ Provide troubleshooting, repairs, testing, and modification of Local Area Network (LAN) / Wide Area Network (WAN) electronic equipment and services
➢ Manage system information security architecture, design, installation, operational planning, and risk remediation activities.
➢ Implemented procedures for configuration and management of routers and switches at local and remote sites for both Juniper and Ciena products.
➢ Apply the use of technical monitoring tools: Wireshark, Scout, Watchtower, Pro Tool, Century, alarms, and trending graphs.
➢ Collaborate with project managers to develop project plans and documentation and perform troubleshooting and resolution management with unit teams (NOC, vendors such as HP, Dell, foundry, T-Mobile, Verizon, Cisco, Comcast).
➢ Deliver training and professional development relating to network and information security procedures; mentor network operations personnel regarding rule creation, network analysis, network triage, and various internal tools.
➢ Generated documentation and reporting on standards and troubleshooting processes, improving overall efficiency and productivity of network operations personnel.
➢ Support clients ranging from private companies to government and contracted clients.
IT Manager, Petronel Petroleum Co., UAE 2006 to 2010 Served as a pro-active problem solver, creating disaster recovery scheduling, corrective action processes, and communication planning. Ensured test plans and procedures support applicable software and related system requirements. Identified and generated problem documentation and forward-thinking resolution efforts. Assisted with System Engineering such as requirements analysis and derivation. Evaluated completeness and quality of testing results and determined corrective actions required to meet applicable system requirements. Participates in process improvement sessions and assists in changes to industry best practices.
❖ Led as a guide and mentor across multi-functional units to provide training relating to IT security, systems and application threats, vulnerability management, and responsive activities.
❖ Created an environment that empowers and energizes team members, with a focus on accountability, adaptability, and collaboration through the execution of internal and external communications, improvement of transparency, and dissemination of information.
❖ Maintained staff morale and corporate culture through targeted recruitment, selection, and training initiatives.
❖ Supported organizational effectiveness and efficiency through the definition and delivery of strategic planning for information technologies.
❖ Directed technological research by studying organization goals, strategies, practices, and user projects, enhancing current systems and growing technical opportunities across the business unit.
Additional Work Experience: Technical Support, Etisalat, UAE 2004 to 2005