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Brendon Stempniak

About Me

Aspiring cloud systems and security professional. I find success in providing customer service oriented solutions while maintaining a high level of technical ability.

I am currently seeking a role in cloud/systems security after realizing it to be the best path in regard to my passion and developing skills. I hope to join a team with strong mentorship that values people who seek out opportunity and improvements. I am continualy developing relavent security skills such as networking, basic linux, SIEM tools such a Splunk, and basic scripting with Python using APIs. Staying involved in the security community and up to date on news keeps be relavent. Thank you for taking a look!

Experience

Buchanan & Edwards

IT Administrator

  • Worked as part of a growing IT operations team to support internal operations and govt. IT service contracts. Evaluated and deployed multiple services and technologies to meet growing stakeholder, business, and federal requirements. Strived to find innovative ways to provide service and mitigate risk whole focusing on customer service
  • Performed SharePoint administration and site development. Created various resources and workflows to meet the needs of interconnected departments
  • Service desk administration and elevated support
  • Implemented remote configuration management and security software for Windows 10 endpoints
  • Managed Office 365, Azure, Active Directory, Dynamics, and other Microsoft resources
  • Automated various user account tasks such as adding/removing permissions using Microsoft’s Graph API
  • Engaged in network administration, security, and maintenance at new and existing locations
  • Configured Fortinet and Cisco networking equipment
  • Managed SSL, IPSec, and site-to-site VPNs
  • Deployed Azure SSO authentication to many of organization's applications and services
  • Deployed Azure MFA to entire org. including alternate authentication methods such as hardware tokens
  • Performed cyber security incident response in line with CIRT process
  • Trained and coached rotating interns and junior team members
  • Performed cyber security incident response in line with CIRT process
  • Recognized for measurably increasing interception of phishing and malicious emails
  • Coordinated a penetration test with an external vendor to verify our security posture
  • Assisted with moving organization towards compliance with ISO, NIST and DFARs guidelines
  • Sodexo USA

    Assistant Controller - IT Support

  • IT manager for all dining locations
  • Inventory management of physical assets
  • Manage network devices and digital signage
  • Telecom coordinator
  • PC hardware/software install and imaging
  • Manage 50+ workstations, network storage, and provide desktop support
  • Deployment of projects such as implementing digital signage, tablets for mobile menu system, and support ticket system
  • Tech support and setup for meetings and events
  • Perform general accounts payable/receivable duties
  • Manage operating statement and GL accounts for 30 campus food service units
  • Conduct seminars to train accounting employees on company policies and accounting principles
  • Recommend and implemented new accounting policies
  • Prepare data analysis reports for senior management and unit operations managers
  • Audit revenue reporting of food service locations
  • Revolution Cycles

    Sales Associate - Store Manager - Tech

  • Provide expert customer service
  • Management duties including opening/closing store, bookkeeping, training sales staff, and providing customer support
  • Set daily sales goals for sales and service staff
  • Perform weekly inventory. Receive, merchandise, and stock new products when shipments arrive
  • Work in a service department including writing up service tickets, evaluating bikes, selling service, parts, and meeting customers expectations
  • Education

    George Mason University

    Sept 2011 - Current

    I am currently a junior at George Mason University and working part-time towards a bachelor's of Information Technology

    Certifications

    Projects

    Mason Dining Help Desk Infrastructure

    During my later time working at Sodexo USA (Mason Dining) I took over management of all of our technology operations. I took this opportunity to implement several industry standard practices including a help desk ticketing system to better manage user requests and problems. This among other improvements greatly increased user/customer satisfaction. This system I put in place was easily transferable to new employees as well.

    Office 365 User Automation

    One of the biggest challenges at my current org. was properly and effeciantly handing how accounts are created, deleted, and permission are handled. Previously it was being handled by a costly workflow application that had many limitations and security concerns. After doing some research, I implemented Microsoft's workflow product: Azure Logic Apps to completly automate account creation and licensing, deletion, among other tasks. I accomplished this using Microsot Graph API which allowed us to do so much more than we previously could. This new system used existing resources and new ones costing no more than pennies per month. The end result saving time, money, and greaty increasing the security on our organization. Moving forward, I have begun expanding my knowledge of working with APIs to make further systems or information accessable.

    Skills

    Below are some of the technologies I am skilled or have familiarity with. Some are relatively new and not things I pretent to be well versed in using

    Get in Touch

    Reach out to me at Brendon@Stempniak.net !