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. I’ve since worked for a number of large tech firms, both as an employee and as a freelancer/contractor.

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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About Me

What I Do

Server and Infrastructure Management

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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Education Background


Let's work together, I'm open for part time / freelance

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Apr 10, 2024
Sys Admin needed for Centos 6/7 upgrade

    "Vanessa helped us with several efforts related to upgrading Linux (CentOS) servers - upgrading old VMs to a newer OS, and also selecting a more modern OS for future migrations. Thanks Vanessa!"

    Feb 19, 2024
    php upgrade on wordpress server​

      "Vanessa is outstanding. Understood our need immediately. Knew exactly what to do and how to do it. Would definitely rehire again."

      June 16, 2023
      SSL Certificate Placement into Digital Ocean Server​

        ""Vanessa is very efficient, and knowledgeable in her areas of expertise. I would not hesitate to work with her again.""