Information Security Specialist

Platform Engineer
IT Consultant

VANESSA [at] thecpaneladmin.com

About Me

My IT career started around 2003, when I took on a minor role as a computer technician at my dad’s company. In 2004, during my senior year of high school, I took several IT certification classes at a local college, and eventually went on to enroll ECPI with a major in Network Security. I got my first real gig in 2006 when I started working for InMotion Hosting, where I have remained ever since. I began as a Tier 1 technical support rep wearing several hats. At the time I had no experience with Linux or any sort of programming, so I worked hard to learn everything I could. Over time my career progressed, and I’m now the manager of the Tier 3 Operations department, which is the highest level technical department in the company.

In 2009, I started an  IT consulting  business to offer my expertise to other companies and continue to grow my skills and experience. Nowadays, I support over 100 clients across various platforms. My services are also utilized by several government agencies, specifically for assistance in investigating credit card fraud and other cyber crimes, obtaining PCI and other security compliance, and training teams on cyber forensics and security protocols. Not to mention of course, maintaining thousands of Linux servers across the globe

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What I Do

Server Administration

True to my career roots, I'm an expert in Linux server administration. I have 18 years of experience with setting up, managing, and securing Linux servers, and am well-versed in the web hosting industry. I also have extensive experience working with major cloud providers.

Cyber Security & Forensics

With a strong background in cyber security and forensics, I've worked with dozens of companies in helping them track down and resolve security issues, obtain compliance, and investigate credit card fraud and other cyber crimes. I also have some experience in data recovery.

Project Management

Taking an idea or concept and forming it into a completed product has been a vital skill in developing solutions and platforms for my clients. I have experience with both large-scale and the tiniest of projects, as well as managing technical and product teams to obtain the best results.

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