CISSP, CISA, CISM
3 November 2009
Dear Hiring Manager,
I am seeking a position as Director IT Security / IT Audit which will utilize my 20 years of experience in information security, regulatory compliance, management, and software development.
I am fluent in both business and technology. 10 years of product management preceded by 10 years of software engineering and management have prepared me for effectively communicating between these two groups. As a product manager I “herd cats” daily with engineering, QA, sales, marketing, technical support, manufacturing, executive staff and customers. I love meeting with both internal and external customers, gathering requirements, articulating them both orally and written, then executing on them.
My qualifications include 20+ years experience in the high technology industry, with a more recent focus on information security and regulatory compliance. I am current on several certifications, including: CISSP, CISM, and CISA. As a product manager I have closely followed the various regulations and standards, writing product requirements to audit for them, including: PCI, SOX 404, ISO 27001, COSO/CobiT, FISMA, NIST 800-53, HIPAA, and GLBA. I stay current by attending monthly ISSA and ISACA chapter meetings.
Over the years I have certified on various information security tools, including: vulnerability scanners, policy audit / compliance, remediation management, network IDS / IPS, network malware detection, McAfee ePO, and AntiVirus. I have intimate knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux, UNIX, databases (Oracle, SQL, DB2, and Access), firewalls, routers, Wi-Fi, networking, Microsoft Office and PDA technologies.
My passion is to make a difference in this world by helping people solve real-world problems. As a people manager, I have managed teams from two to 16 people and would love the opportunity to use my skills to make a positive difference in your organization. I am used to travelling 25-40% of the time and have successfully telecommuted for nearly 3 years now.
I feel I could hit the ground running as a Director IT Security / IT Audit within your organization. Please consider me seriously for this position. I look forward to hearing back from you soon. Thanks again for your interest and consideration.
With my best regards,