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Name: Paul de Souza
Email: paulvini (at) asquad (dot) com [email concealed]
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Position/Title: Security Consultant
Resume: Paul Vini de Souza

237 Cedarwood ave

Bolingbrook, IL 60440



DISEC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11/2006-06/2007

Position: Security Analyst/Blue Coat Product Manager

Responsible for developing MSS (Managed Security Services) of Web Content Inspection using Blue Coat technologies.

Responsible for implementing, configuring, troubleshooting and giving support to clients using Blue Coat SG Proxies. Has given pre-sales presentations and provided training on Blue Coat technologies.

CSC, Chicago IL, USA, 05/2006 – 10/2006

Position: Network/Security Analyst

Working as a member of the Blue Health Intelligence team on a project for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Responsible for reviewing security policies for the database warehouse, light UNIX administration on AIX IBM servers, hardening UNIX servers, performing vulnerability assessments and penetration testing.

Connect:Direct experience: Responsible for setting up, troubleshooting, and maintaining Connect:Direct secure transfers from more than 14 plans to the BHI Data wherehouse. Hands-on experience with z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, OpenVMS,i5/OS (OS/400), windows servers 2000/2003, Solaris, Redhat/fedora, Suse. Unix Scripting (Korn, C or Bourne shells). Knowledge of communication protocols such as: Tcp/ip, ftp, ftp/s, s/ftp, as2, scp, http, http/s.

DISEC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 01/2006 – 05/2006

Position: Security Analyst

Responsible for researching vulnerabilities and creating countermeasures against cyber attacks. Wrote technical documentation about zero-day vulnerabilities for major Brazilian clients, researched the underground looking for the latest hacking tools and the latest exploits.

Bluehost, LLC, Provo, UT, USA, 03/2003 – 07/2004

Position: Tech Support Engineer

Responsible for securing Linux servers, Nortel and Cisco WAN devices. Responsible for hardening Redhat OS and for tech support.

U.S. Robotics, Magna, UT, USA, 05/2002 – 03/2003

Position: U.S. Robotics Wireless Tech Support Engineer (US, Canada, and South America)

Responsible for troubleshooting all USR routers, and wireless devices, training on new technologies, translating technical documentation for most USR networking products. English/Portuguese.

Company cannot be disclosed on resume for contractual reasons, SLC UT, USA, 12/1999 – 01/2002

Position: WAN Security Engineer and Cisco Systems pre-sales

Tech Support Engineer responsible for providing support for various Cisco Systems products, TCP/IP network support including Pix Firewalls, Cisco Catalyst 1900 and 2820 series switches, Routers (from 800’s to 7000’s), and Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrators.


NSA IAM National Security Agency INFOSEC Assessment Methodology Certified

CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate (392594587427htcl)

SANS Electronic-Warfare Certified

CHCP Certified Hacking and Countermeasures Professional

McAfee Certified Network Intrusion Technical Professional

BCCPSE - BlueCoat Certified Sales Engineer

BCCPP Blue Coat Certified Proxy Professional

BCCPA Blue Coat Certified Proxy Administrator

AIX Network Admin Certified



Security Horizon/National Security Agency

INFOSEC Assessment Methodology certification training

Blue Coat, San Jose, CA, USA

BCCPP Blue Coat Certified Proxy Professional

BCCPA Blue Coat Certified Proxy Administrator

Blue Coat, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

BCCPSE - BlueCoat Certified Sales Engineer Course

Blue Coat Web Content Filtering and Proxy solutions

InfoSec Institute, Chicago, IL USA

Advanced Ethical Hacking: Expert Penetration Testing.

Training on complex and complicated attacks.

Taught by Jack Koziol (author of “Shell coder’s Handbook”)

California Coast University, Santa Ana, CA, USA

Bachelor of Science Degree in Management

Advanced Technical Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Cisco CCNA/Novell CNE Track

Completed Program

Modulo Education Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Module 2 for the MCSO Certification (Information Security Officer Track)

Intense School, Washington D.C, USA

CHCP Certified Hacking and Countermeasures Professional

Completed Program

Taught by Joe Kowtko (92d Information Warfare Aggressor Squadron, US Air Force)


Fluent in English/ Portuguese/ Spanish



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