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                   Neils Christoffersen                   

        2020 Kennedy Drive         Cell: 605.280.5462
        Pierre, SD 57501           Home: 605.494.0117


 Dakota State University                        Madison, SD
 * Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
 * Minor in Math for Information Systems
 * GPA: 3.3


 Network Security Analyst              July 2007 to Present
 BIT – Telecommunications                        Pierre, SD

    Provided data and video connectivity to over 8,000
    users across a unified statewide network and maintained
    network security systems including firewalls, IDS and

 Systems Programmer                August 2003 to July 2007
 BIT – Data Center                               Pierre, SD

    Worked with a team of systems administrators to design,
    support and maintain an infrastructure of over 400
    Intel servers, providing DNS, DHCP, E-mail, Citrix,
    RDBMS, Web and file services to over 8,000 clients. 

 Software Architect               March 2001 to August 2003
 CreditSoup, Inc.                               Madison, SD

    Designed, developed and implemented several mission
    critical web applications, including an affiliate
    marketing program, generating thousands of dollars in
    monthly revenues.

 Programmer (Internship)         June 2000 to December 2001
 State of South Dakota (K-12 Data Center)       Madison, SD

    Designed and implemented several web-based applications
    for use by staff, teachers, and technical coordinators
    of the K-12 system.


 * Proficient with industry-standard security tools: NMAP,
   tcpdump, Nessus, hping, etc.
 * Check Point FireWall-1 and VPN-1 setup and
   administration (Nokia hardware).
 * Q1 Labs QRadar (SIM/SEIM) platform. Installation, tuning
   and incident handling.
 * Cisco routing and switching platforms: Catalyst 2500,
   2600, 3700, 6500. 2800-series routers.
 * Systems administration for Windows (expert-level) and
   Linux (intermediate). Scripting with PowerShell, Python
   and VBS.
 * Web application development using ASP and ASP.NET. Web
   application security testing using OWASP and OSSTMM
 * Windows application development using .NET framework.

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