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Name: Jonathan Cran
Email: jcran (at) 0x0e (dot) org [email concealed]
Location: Ames, Iowa, United States
Position/Title: Security Consultant


Jonathan R. Cran


1352 East Drive SW – Roanoke, VA 24015

jcran (at) jonathancran (dot) org [email concealed]

Recent graduate of Iowa State University with experience in Information Technology and Software

Development. Genuine talent in leading and communicating across age-groups. History of working hard, being flexible, and pursuing opportunity. Seeking a challenging technical position to gain experience with

Operational and Tactical Information Security.

Quickly ascends into leadership roles, with the ability to mentor others.


Microsoft Windows Administration

Ubuntu Linux Administration

Mac OS X / Server

IIS 6.0 / Apache 2.x

Microsoft Exchange Server

Veritas Backup Exec

Microsoft Team System (Experienced)

C# / .NET 3.0 (Proficient)

C++ / Java (Proficient)

ASP / VBScript / WMI (Proficient)

Powershell (Beginner)

Pen-Testing Tools (nmap, wireshark)

TCP/IP Networking

Symantec Ghost

CVS / SVN / Sourcesafe

MySQL / Microsoft SQL Server

HTML / CSS / Javascript

Career Accomplishments:


Intern - .NET Developer

Ag Leader Technology, Inc. (2006 – 2007)

Ag Technology solutions provider specializing in GPS for precision agriculture. My focus was to provide the Software Department with a functioning implementation of Microsoft Team System.

*Documented processes within the existing software development lifecycle.

*Customized and extended the Team System platform to fit the Ag Leader processes.

*Worked independently, giving regular progress reports to facilitate communication.

*Wrote .NET web services to ease transition from legacy systems.


System Support Specialist - Server Administrator

Iowa State University: College of Human Sciences (2003 – 2006)

The College of Human Sciences provides services to Education and Family & Consumer Science Students. I was hired as a helpdesk technician and also provided support as a server administrator and developer.

*Maintained (primarily Windows-based) network of over 200 clients and 500 machines.

*Mentored younger employees to enhance their helpdesk skills.

*Developed script toolkit with fixes for common problems (VBScript, Batch Scripts).

*Developed web-based job board for college students (VB, ASP)

*Helped manage a successful merger with another college IT department.


IT Consultant

Collins Computers (2002 – 2003)

Collins Computers is a locally-owned computer repair shop in Humboldt, Iowa. I helped provide desktop and network support for clients in Humboldt and surrounding communities.

*Independently diagnosed and repaired customer's desktop computers.

*Developed toolkit for quick fixes of common tasks.

*Expanded customer base by providing service in-home and in-business.

*Designed and implemented small business network systems.


2007 – Current| ISC2 CISSP Certification | To Be Completed Fall 2007

2002 – 2007 | Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa) | Bachelor of Science (Computer Sci.)

Specialized Classes: Software Testing, Project Management, Advanced Networking, Information Warfare

Leadership / Service / Awards:

Information Assurance Group (2006, 2007)

Des Moines .NET Users Group (2007)

Cyber Defense Competition Volunteer (2006, 2007)


Network Monitoring

Penetration Testing

Data Visualization

Free / Open Source Software


LiveCoding / OTF Programming

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