I am a respected information manager, project leader, and security practitioner with an in-depth architectural knowledge of many technical environments. I have had a progressive information systems career and established a solid foundation of knowledge administrating technical infrastructure, systems architecture, design and integration, and web application systems development and deployments. I am familiar with the principles of information system processes including Agile methodologies, policy and governance development, continuity planning, and technical administration and auditing. I have strong relations with constituents and a proven track record of excellence. I am an effective learner and require little time to understand and comprehend new technologies and concepts. I am a visionary leader who brings out the best in individuals with a desire to participate in the long-term planning and collaborative leadership of large-scale information systems initiatives and implementations of complex system deployments and migrations.
As a manager of eight years managing several fulltime professionals and supervision of 100+ consultants, I have an accomplished record as a leader at Indiana University and for other organizations. I engage, initiate, and challenge staff to be their best which has proven an effective approach. As an effective professional I use resources effectively, reacting favorably to changing priorities exceeding expectations meeting deadlines. I have considerable experience managing professionals and large project teams. My teams are go-getters with the attitude that anything which I attribute to the trust, respect, and confidence I instill by being transparent. I am confident in my ability to promote strong relations with others and deliver excellent results.
Special Project Involvement
Participation in numerous committee and steering groups as a leader and participant in areas of data stewardship, security, special projects, data warehousing, and enterprise systems helping set standards, guidelines, compliance, and policy. My participation included identifying emerging technologies and setting strategic decisions to align the vision and mission of the organization to fit the technical business systems.
In my current role I participate in numerous security governance and steering groups to set the operational security systems to align with applicable compliance (PCI-DSS, HIPPA, SOX, etc.) and security requirements.
Lead project member in the architecture, development, and integration of numerous systems such as Business Intelligence services that include Tableau, Microsoft, Oracle, Identity Management Systems, web application "Consolidated Business Intelligence Portal", Flexera, Spirion, Symantec Encryption Management Services (PGP), Trend Micro Deep Security, and numerous other systems and services.
Spirion, LLC – St. Petersburg, FloridaLead Solutions Engineer, July 2017 – Present
Provide technical software and architectural expertise for customers adopting or expanding upon the Spirion Sensitive Data Manager (Formally Identity Finder) security solution. As an experienced technical expert of the product with 10 years’ experience I present software deployment and architecture proof of concepts and expert technical guidance for successful deployment and adoption for organizations. The primary objective is to build strong customer relationship and satisfaction with the Sensitive Data Manager solution.The Spirion Sensitive Data Manager is a data discovery security tool used to scan devices and identify data types such as social security numbers, driver's license numbers, and credit card numbers and provide data classification in accordance with organizational policy.Additional information located at www.coryretherford.com/sites/spirion
Indiana University – UITS Leveraged Services – Bloomington, IndianaSr. Security Engineer, April 2015 – June 2017
Maintain the security and integrity of data within Indiana University. Analyze and provide services to identify critical data and mitigate the risk of exposure by managing and implementing systems and training. Facilitate projects, improve existing security business process, work with university committees, policy, and compliance initiatives. Provide architectural direction relative to the design, administration, and maintenance of a variety of security systems and servers university-wide. Architecture and Administration of Indiana University Global Identity Finder Solution, Trend Micro Deep Security Manager, Trend Micro Smart Server, Symantec Encryption Management Server (PGP), and Secunia.
Maintain the security and integrity of data within Indiana University. Analyze and provide services to identify critical data and mitigate the risk of exposure by managing and implementing systems and training. Facilitate projects, improve existing security business process, work with university committees, policy, and compliance initiatives. Provide architectural direction relative to the design, administration, and maintenance of a variety of security systems and servers university-wide.
Architecture and Administration of Indiana University Global Identity Finder Solution, Trend Micro Deep Security Manager, Trend Micro Smart Server, Symantec Encryption Management Server (PGP), and Secunia.
Indiana University – UITS Enterprise Decision Support Services – Bloomington, IndianaLead Business Intelligence Architect, December 2011 – April 2015
My role in the Enterprise Decision Supports Services was to lead a team of highly skilled professional staff, hourlies, and project groups that support the University Business Intelligence services and systems that facilitate operations for reporting such as Oracle, SQL Analysis Services and policy and standards. I lead technical projects and provide mechanisms to improve existing business process and services for the university. As a project manager I form diverse groups of technical skills and participate with numerous university committees, policy, and compliance initiatives. My responsibilities included managing Informatica for ETL, SQL Server Analysis Services "Dimensions and cubes", SQL DB's, Tableau Servers, SharePoint BI Services, and the Oracle Data Warehouse.
Indiana University – Student Enrollment Services – Bloomington, IndianaManager of Technology Services, November 2003 – December 2011
Responsibilities included the management of information systems, professional and hourly staff, and directed all support operations for the Student Enrollment Services staff and regional campus technologies. Facilitate student projects to improve existing business process and services by participating in university governance committees, policy, and compliance initiatives and developing information system security tutorials for policy, compliance, and procedures, and institutional reporting for critical requested data.
Professional Association of Dive Instructors – PADI Americas – Bloomington, IndianaPADI Instructor Development Course Instructor and Emergency First Responder Instructor, 1998 – Present
Responsibilities include candidate instructor training, and certification of all PADI scuba levels which include classroom, confined and open water, and pool training as well as Emergency First Responder instruction. Management of Instructors, Assistant instructors, Dive Masters, and staff assisting with student training.
Indiana University – UITS Student Technology Centers – Bloomington, IndianaComputer Coordinator Specialist, August 2000 – May 2003
Supervision of 160 computer computing consultant staff members and resources at 30 remote computing lab environments. Provide technical leadership and support to the computing consultants, faculty, staff, affiliates, university guests, and students using the University Information Technology Services lab environment and services. Designed a number of information environments for personnel training, computing support and troubleshooting, and customer relations interfacing. Managed university network accounts.
Indiana University – Bachelor of Arts, Underwater Archaeology – August 1996 to May 2003
Bachelor of Arts concentrations included disciplined studies in underwater archaeological management and conservation with an emphasis in the study of historically significant cultural resources, park development, resource management, and biological assessments. Acquired a vast amount of field experience in the Florida Keys and Lake Michigan doing non-invasive field studies of underwater shipwrecks, developing site plans, proposing protection strategies, creating and collaborating to the design and development of several comprehensive field reports and web sites, as well as the identification of an 18th century shipwreck.
Indiana University – Underwater Resource Management Certificate – August 1996 to May 2001
Concentrations and studies of natural resources, park development, and resource management.
Indiana University – Bachelor of Science, Astrophysics – August 1996 to May 2001
Studies included cosmology and focus in observational and theoretical astrophysics (mechanics, electromagnetism, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, relativity, and particle physics).
Criminal Justice (Cyber Crime, Digital Terrorism, Forensics), EnCase Certification, GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator GCWN, Educause Management Institute, IU Legal Compliance Series for supervisors, Skill Path Leadership and Development and Team Building Management seminars, Comptia A+ and Security +, Microsoft Active Directory Network Infrastructure (70-294 and 70-297), Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Enterprise Servers (70-640, 70-646, 70-290, and 70-291), Microsoft Desktop (70-270 and 70-620), Microsoft Office and Exchange hosted services, Dell Premiere, VMware GSX and ESX (Virtual Center, VMotion), and additional cyber security and threat mitigation and compliance training.