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David Galiata

Senior Security Architect @ Aquia

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Summary

Security Architect with over 15 years of experience in the IT, Consulting, and Cybersecurity space. I am dedicated to lifelong learning and passionate about the ever-evolving technology industry.

Education

Western Governors University 2008 - 2010

  • Major: Bachelor of Science, Information Technology
  • Network Administration Emphasis

Industry Certifications

VendorName
ISACACertified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Cloud Security AllianceCertificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
Amazon Web Services (AWS)AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
MicrosoftMCSA: Windows Server, Azure Fundamentals
CompTIAA+, Network +, and Project+
VMWareVMWare Certified Associate: Datacenter Virtualization (VCA-DCV)

Work Experience

Aquia

Remote, December 2021 - now

Website: aquia.us

  • Description: Build a new Governance and Cybersecurity program within the US Government
  • Position: Senior Security Architect
  • Responsibilities:
  • Support and scale an agency-wide Governance program designed to rapidly and continuously assess/authorize/de-authorize 3rd-party SaaS applications and services.
  • Create, validate, & document security controls; map 3rd party controls to agency requirements.
  • Partner with multiple teams across the agency gaining in-depth knowledge of the 3rd party SaaS products in use.
  • Develop and publish meaningful metrics related to SaaS product compliance.
  • Remain current in the latest security technologies, methodologies and best practices, especially as it relates to cloud and SaaS services.

Coblatix

San Francisco,CA, June 2021 - Dec 2021

Website: cobaltix

  • Description: Senior IT Consultant responsible for implementing technological solutions to solve business problems for clients throughout the Bay Area.
  • Position: Senior Enterprise Network and Systems Consultant
  • Responsibilities:
  • Technical lead and project manager for customers IT services.
  • Managed IT initiatives and collaborated with in-house technical staff on wide range of projects.
  • Provided strategic advice on technology services to achieve goals.
  • Followed cybersecurity best practices and engaged in training with clients.
  • Microsoft 365 migrations +Support and Azure administration- Intune and Cloud App Security.
  • Network switching, routing, firewalls, and secure remote access methods (Site to Site + Remote Access VPN’s).
  • Prepared documentation and presented progress reports to customers.

Nims & Associates

Petaluma,CA, Nov 2017 - June 2021

Website: nims & associates

  • Description: Senior IT Consultant responsible for planning and executing successful IT deployments and fostering strong client relationships. Additionally, required to develop, architect, design, and support the technology needs of clients ranging from 5-500 users.
  • Position: Senior IT Systems Engineer
  • Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the technical lead for clients throughout the Bay Area.
  • Implement projects ranging from on premises server builds (VMWare + Hyper-V), to Cloud deployments (AWS & Azure).
  • Office 365 migrations and Azure administration- Intune, and Cloud App Security.
  • Network switching, routing, firewalls, and secure remote access methods (Site to Site + Remote Access VPN’s).
  • Perform project management on all projects.
  • Lead Engineer for all technology related topics and customer questions, issues and service opportunities.
  • Execution of project plans within time and budget constraints.
  • Perform security assessments and audits for current and prospective clients.
  • Develop backup and disaster recovery strategies.
  • Monitor backups (Local and offsite) for all clients.
  • Document client systems to facilitate future training and support activities.
  • Manage AWS Partnership for the entire company.

KLH Consulting

Santa Rosa,CA, Apr 2013 - Nov 2017

Website: klh consulting

  • Description: Designed, implemented, analyzed, and maintained the IT Infrastructure of internal and external customer environments; including network connectivity and utilization, Windows server administration, virtualization, performance tuning, backup and restore.
  • Position: Senior Network Engineer
  • Responsibilities:
  • Served as the principal IT Engineer for clients throughout the Bay Area.
  • Implemented projects ranging from virtualization server builds (VMWare ESXi), Office 365 migrations, network switching, routing, firewalls, and secure remote access methods (Site to Site + Remote Access VPN’s).
  • Assisted with project management tasks on all projects.
  • Technical lead for all technology related topics and customer questions, issues and service opportunities.
  • Reviewed network and system monitoring reports on a regular basis to identify trends.
  • Managed internal and external resources in tasks relating to scheduling, implementing, and delivering client projects in a timely manner under demanding time constraints.
  • Supervise work of internal resources on client engagements to assure best practices are followed.
  • Performed security assessments and audits for current and prospective clients.
  • Developed backup and disaster recovery strategies.
  • Monitored backups (Local and offsite) for all clients.
  • Documented client systems to facilitate future training and support activities.
  • Consistently remained 100% billable on time sheets.

Portola Systems

Sebastopol,CA, Dec 2010 - Apr 2013

Website: portola systems

  • Description: Served small and medium businesses in all facets of technology, including workstations, servers, printers, networks, vendor specific hardware and software.
  • Position: Engineer
  • Responsibilities:
  • Designed and implemented Windows server environments including Active Directory 2003/2008, DHCP, DNS, WEB (IIS), Print, File services, DFS, and Group Policy Objects.
  • Configured and deployed Cisco networking technologies including switching, routing, security (ASA firewalls + VPN), and Cisco - - Aironet wireless devices.
  • Supported and administered VMWare server and clustered environments.
  • Served small and medium businesses in all facets of technology, including workstations, servers, printers, networks, vendor specific hardware and software.
  • Supported remote access solution implementations: VPN, Terminal Services, and Citrix.
  • Administered Exchange 2003 / 2007 / 2010 servers.
  • Provided phone system administration and support (Cisco CME, Unity, Nortel, and Shortel VOIP).
  • Served as escalation point for Helpdesk staff.
  • Mentor and trainer for new hires.

Hansel Enterprises

Petaluma,CA, Apr 2009 - Nov 2010

Website: hansel enterprises

  • Description: Internal IT Department position supporting over 500 users in 7 different locations.
  • Position: Junior Systems Administrator
  • Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for all Helpdesk/desktop tickets and email.
  • Server support for all company-wide servers (File, Print, VPN, DNS, DHCP, DC’s, Web, etc.).
  • Administration of tape backups daily.
  • Deployed company’s first Linux server.
  • Provided support for third party software including company wide proprietary DMS system.

Marketlive

Petaluma,CA, Sep 2007 - Apr 2009

Website: marketlive

  • Description: Provided website and server support for 1200+ servers for a web development e-commerce company. Responsible for maintaining e-commerce sites availability, Windows and Linux server administration, and client facing communication in a fast-paced production environment.
  • Position: NOC Technician II
  • Responsibilities:
  • Served as escalation point for NOC team members for trouble tickets and severity 1 outages.
  • Provided support for Windows Server OS 2000/2003 and Linux OS, including but not limited to administration of JVM, Apache, IIS services, MySQL and site performance research.
  • Responsible for client account access including Active Directory administration, and FTP.
  • Daily use of monitoring tools such as Gomez, Keynote, Nagios, and MRTG.
  • Contributed numerous documents to NOC knowledge base and training modules.
  • Trained new hires.

Syntechs

Petaluma,CA, Nov 2006 - Sep 2007

Website: syntechs

  • Description: Contract position to repair computer hardware.
  • Position: Computer Technician
  • Responsibilities:
  • Provide hardware diagnosis and repair for laptop and desktop computers.
  • Accept service calls for computer hardware related issues.
  • Repaired computer systems via in home or business service calls.
  • Performed follow up with customers prior to closing tickets.

Last updated on Nov 2022