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Security Consultant

Alan Security Consulting, Inc.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Minnesota, United States
  • English


Proven Information Security services professional with most recent experience in ITIL-based service management, security operations management, security consulting, business operations management, technical support management, professional services management, and security assessment. Focus on enterprise-level customers with mission critical environments and high- to medium-level security implementations.


Office of Enterprise Technology (OET), State of Minnesota 2009 – Present

OET provides the leadership and services that improve government through the effective use of information technology.
Security Services Product Manager (2009 – Present)

• Managed security service products for the Enterprise Security Office, developed service offerings, managed P&L, developed SLA/OLAs, developed business plans, used ITIL framework.

• Security services included; access control, IDP, SIEM, BCM, vulnerability management, firewall, VPN, web filtering, and desktop security.

Deluxe Corporation, Shoreview, MN 2008 – 2009

Built upon a legacy as one of the top check producers in North America, Deluxe has evolved into a trusted and valued adviser to financial institutions and small businesses.

CIBER Engagement Manager (2009 – 2009)

• Managed security operations for Deluxe EIRM as an outsource provider, staff of 14, responsible for daily oversight of provisioning, security operations, compliance support, audit, event management, incident response, and technical security services.

• Increased operational maturity level by working with CIBER consultants, deploying maturity roadmap to improved security operations, IBM TIM/TAM migration, SIEM, IDP, Bluecoat Web filtering, and policy updates.
Security Consultant (2008 – August, 2008)

• Provided risk-based security governance (SOX, PCI, and best-business), technical input, and project oversight for Core Network Refresh and Security Event Management initiatives.

• Mitigated risk for SOX audit findings by implementing monitoring and proposing system architecture changes.

IST, a Forsythe Company, St. Paul, MN 2007 - 2008

A leading information security solution provider serving state and provincial governments; major international retailers; medical institutions; and utilities in Midwestern US and Western Canada.

Operations Manager (2007 – 2008)

• Managed vendor relations, negotiated vendor contracts, vetted new partners, sought opportunities with major partners to maximize profits by tracking and exploiting discount and rebate programs.

• Directed Finance/Accounting/Contract functions in US and Canadian environments, developed and implemented accounts receivable past due reduction program which reduced past due ARs by over $200K, oversaw Manitoba provincial sales tax audit, developed Professional Services accounting and tracking system.

• Managed IT operations for six offices, maintained IT budget including software and hardware maintenance tracking, facilitated equipment repair. Directed HR operations for US and Canadian employees.

• Managed 24/7 technical support operations for IST Check Point Technical Support offering.

• Executed due diligence on IST organization for successful company sale to Forsythe Solutions Group.


MBA in venture management University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

BS in computer science Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota

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