CV

Below are select highlights from my CV. For more details, see my LinkedIn profile, or contact me using any of my social media profiles linked above.

Work

Senior Penetration Tester
Microsoft

May 2015 – Present
Penetration Tester on the MSIT Information Security & Risk Management (ISRM) Red Team.  Led and participated in live site security assessments on internal services, public-facing sites, and Azure deployments.  Used port scanning, data manipulation & injection, network monitoring, and vulnerability assessment tools.  Performed forensic analysis on captured systems.  Developed hardware and software tools to use in assessments.  Conducted social engineering and phishing exercises.  Examined new devices to look for security issues.  Submitted feedback to product teams and service owners and presented to upper management.

Software Development Engineer II
Microsoft

Feb. 2014 – May 2015
Worked on software projects on MSIT’s Applied Technology and Platforms (ATP) team – a small group focused on innovation, research and development.  Wrote proof of concept tools to demonstrate the feasibility of using new technologies internally at Microsoft.  Projects included voice recognition note capture system (C, C++), diagnostic rule creation and management system (ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript, HTML, CSS), and network monitoring library (C#).

Escalation Engineer
Microsoft
July 2009 – Feb. 2014
Performed debugging, code review, instrumentation development, and reverse engineering for the Platforms Global Escalation Services team.  Led support effort on the most critical issues for large corporations.  Suggested code changes to product groups.  Authored tools and worked on initiatives to improve Windows compatibility, reliability, and sustainability.  Created numerous KB articles, blog posts, and training documents.  Mentored and trained other engineers.

Education

Master of Computer Science
Graduate Certificate in Computer Security

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2011 – 2014
GPA: 3.87

Bachelor of Science with Highest Honors in Networking, Security, and System Administration
Rochester Institute of Technology
2003 – 2007
Honors Program Graduate, GPA: 3.87​