Nick Orlando, CISSP

Nick Orlando, CISSP

IT Security Specialist at URS Corporation

Boise, Idaho Area
Information Technology and Services

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Nick Orlando, CISSP's Overview

  • Senior PC Tech at Meridian Computer Center

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Nick Orlando, CISSP's Summary

As an experienced professional I am able to bring a unique IT viewpoint to the table. My career path has taken me from desktop support to systems administration to network engineering and currently network and information security. I am able to draw from these experiences to see how all the different pieces of the IT puzzle fit together. Sometimes the pieces you have don't fit perfectly but you make do and squeeze them into place, they will fit nonetheless.

I have a strong passion for getting the job done right the first time. This means ensuring that best practices are adhered to and documentation is up-to-date. In order to keep myself current I am consistently reading. To make sure that I understand the best practices, I have studied for and obtained the following certifications along the way: CISSP, CCNP, CCNA Security, Security+, CCNA, JNCIS-Sec, JNCIA-Junos, MCSA(2003), Network+, and A+.

Another passion I have is strategy. This word can be very broad and sometimes vague, so let me explain. In order to make sure something gets done correctly, we need to understand the end goal and how to get there. If we follow a plan step-by-step and never understand where we are going, odds are we'll never get there. Even if we do get there, the end product might not be what we wanted in the first place. I stand from a scenic viewpoint with a set of binoculars. By standing at the viewpoint, I see it all at once and the binoculars help to see the finer details.

While I don't claim to know everything, I can learn anything.

Nick Orlando, CISSP's Experience

IT Security Specialist

URS Corporation

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; URS; Civil Engineering industry

November 2013Present (11 months) Boise, Idaho Area

Network Security
Risk Management
IT Security Policies and Procedures
Vulnerability Management
Incident Response

Network Engineer III

Boise Inc.

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; BZ; Building Materials industry

March 2012October 2013 (1 year 8 months)

Primary responsibility: Network Security, Juniper SRX and Netscreen firewalls
- Site-to-Site VPN
- Remote Access VPN (SSL)
- OSPF, Floating Statics, some BGP
- NAT Policies
- Security Policies
- Troubleshooting
- Network Security
- Replacing Netscreens with SRXs
Secondary responsibility: Active Directory(Windows Server 2008R2)
- AD forest migration (500+ users) using Active Directory Migration Tool v.3.2
- Manage Domain Controller's replication
- Troubleshoot any issues that pertain to replication
- Sites and Services
Cisco routers - troubleshooting and minor configuration
- Nexus 7K and ISR

Latest projects include:
- Project management for PCI-DSS compliance
- Technical resource for network analysis on Cyber Security assessments
- Cisco ASA AnyConnect SSL VPN configuration & implementation

Network Engineer


Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

July 2011March 2012 (9 months) Boise, ID

Managed and maintained client infrastructures remotely as well as the Taos network infrastructure. Including routers, switches, firewalls, and Windows servers.

This included installation and configuration of new devices, maintenance and troubleshooting of existing devices, and future planning for scalability.

Documented repeatable Standard Operating Procedures for day-to-day maintenance as well as created network topologies for future reference.

Hands on experience:
- Cisco routers
- Cisco PIX and ASA firewalls
- OSPF configuration for failover
- F5 Load Balancers
- HP ProCurve switches and L3 switches
- VMware vSphere
- SonicWall firewalls
- Dell switches

Network Engineer

Elks Rehab System

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

May 2007July 2011 (4 years 3 months)

Installed, configured, and troubleshot switches, routers, and servers.
- Cisco, 3Com, HP ProCurve, VMware vSphere, Adtran
Implemented and monitored server backups (Backup Exec 2010)
Maintained Windows Server 2003/2008, SUSE Linux servers.
Implemented VMware vSphere server cluster for flexibility and scalability.
Configured and implemented iSCSI SAN for vSphere cluster
Managed 30 remote site network connections
- Site-to-Site VPNs
- Remote Access VPN (SSL client, SSL clientless, and IPsec)
- Point-to-Point T1s
Implemented network and server monitoring/alerting using SUSE Linux and Nagios

Redesigned network infrastructure for redundancy and better performance.

Senior PC Tech

Meridian Computer Center

July 2003July 2006 (3 years 1 month)

Computer/Network repair

Nick Orlando, CISSP's Organizations

  • Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)

Nick Orlando, CISSP's Projects

  • PCI DSS Compliance

    • August 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Nick Orlando, CISSP

    Managed project from beginning to end for PCI DSS compliance.

    - Designed and implemented network, reducing the scope resulting in a reduction of requirements from 288 questions down to 51
    - Acted as project manager keeping track of all action items and changes needed in order to become compliant
    - Successfully completed project with "Compliant" status

Nick Orlando, CISSP's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Limited working proficiency)

Nick Orlando, CISSP's Skills & Expertise

  1. Network Engineering
  2. Cisco IOS
  3. Juniper
  4. Information Security
  5. SSL VPN
  6. VMware Infrastructure
  7. IPSec VPN
  8. Active Directory
  9. Group Policy
  10. Network Security
  11. Routers
  12. Switches
  13. Firewalls
  14. Troubleshooting
  15. Wireless Networking
  16. Network Design
  17. Cisco Security
  18. Firewall Administration
  19. JUNOS
  20. OSPF
  21. IPv6
  22. Windows Server
  23. EIGRP
  24. VPN
  25. Server Administration
  26. Wireshark
  27. Bow Hunting Skills
  28. Virtualization
  29. Security
  30. Servers
  31. CISSP
  32. CCNP
  33. IT Risk Management
  34. Sonicwall
  35. Extreme Networks
  36. HP Procurve
  37. Virtualization Technology
  38. Windows Server 2003
  39. Windows Server 2008
  40. RADIUS
  41. F5 BigIP
  42. BGP
  43. Cyber-security
  44. PCI DSS
  45. PCI Standards
  46. ASA
  47. Load Balancing
  48. System Administration
  49. Networking
  50. Computer Security

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Nick Orlando, CISSP's Certifications


    • ISC2
    • License 00027853
    • June 2013 to June 2016
  • CCNP

    • Cisco
    • License CSCO11172410
    • November 2012 to November 2015

    • Juniper Networks
    • May 2012 to May 2014
  • CCNA Security

    • Cisco
    • License CSCO11172410
    • February 2010 to November 2015
  • Security+

    • CompTIA
    • November 2010
  • CCNA

    • Cisco
    • License CSCO11172410
    • March 2007 to November 2015

    • Juniper Networks
    • May 2012 to May 2014
  • MCSA Server 2003

    • Microsoft
    • License B214-4068
    • June 2009
  • Network+

    • CompTIA
    • May 2008
  • A+

    • CompTIA
    • November 2004
  • MCP

    • Microsoft
    • License B214-4061
    • May 2006

Nick Orlando, CISSP's Education

Boise State University

Bachelor of Applied Science, Network Technology


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