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Mr. Andrew S. Baker

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Current Employer:
BrainWave Consulting Company, LLC
Title:
Owner & Virtual CIO (Information Security, IT Operations, IT/Business Strategy)
Location:
Gassaway, West Virginia, United States
MavenScore: 2.9 / 5.0


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Knowledge Summary

This Maven is a technology executive specializing in IT operations and Information Security. He designs, deploys, manages and secures critical business infrastructure for small, medium and large organizations in the publishing, media/entertainment and financial services markets. He has more than 10 years of experience in developing and implementing operational procedures for the enterprise, and with identifying and mitigating business risks using technology and policy, which he has used to save organizations an average of $1M per year, and reduce security threats by over 80%. Previously, he served as Vice President, IT Operations at ARGI, and as Director of Global Information Security at Warner Music Group. This Maven has expertise in cloud computing, server and storage virtualization, vulnerability management and information risk management.

Experience

Current Employer:
BrainWave Consulting Company, LLC
Title:
Owner & Virtual CIO (Information Security, IT Operations, IT/Business Strategy)
Dates:
May 2012 - Present
Description:

Hands-on architect of advanced technology solutions that increase corporate agility, mitigate business risk, reduce operating costs, and facilitate business growth for organizations in the SMB market.

• Provided both tactical and strategic


Past Experience:
Self-Employed (Information Security & IT Operations Consultant)
Dates:
Apr 2012 - Apr 2012
Description:

• Managed the desktop, server and networking team in building, expanding and securing a first-class global emergency notifications network serving both the public and private sector in multiple countries. Implemented corporate policies to


Past Experience:
SWN Communications, Inc.
Title:
Director, Service Operations
Dates:
Jun 2010 - Apr 2012
Description:

• Managed the desktop, server and networking team in building, expanding and securing a first-class global emergency notifications network serving both the public and private sector in multiple countries. Implemented corporate policies to


Past Experience:
BrainWave Consulting Company, LLC
Title:
Information Security & IT Operations Consultant
Dates:
Dec 2009 - Jun 2010
Description:

• Designed technology solutions for small-to-medium sized clients in the education, legal and accounting industries to support server virtualization, network design for corporate expansion, implementation of iSCSI SANs, and VPN connectivity between


Past Experience:
ARGI
Title:
Vice President, IT Operations & Security
Dates:
May 2007 - Dec 2009
Description:

• Managed the desktop, server, networking and information security infrastructure in a 24x7 hosting environment. Led a team of 6 technology professionals, with a budget of $1.2M, in deploying and supporting business solutions on the Windows and


Past Experience:
Warner Music Group (WMG)
Title:
Director, Server Operations & Global Security
Dates:
Jun 2004 - May 2007
Description:

• Managed a geographically dispersed team of 12 systems administrators and security engineers, including 4 consultants. Developed and managed the annual Information Security budget of $2 million, and had budget influence for other areas within


Past Experience:
The Princeton Review, Inc. (REVU)
Title:
Director, Internet Operations
Dates:
Jul 2001 - Nov 2002
Description:

• Managed a team of 6 systems administrators, 2 network engineers, and 3 database administrators, and maintained a technology budget of $3.5 million for the corporate and customer-facing environments.

• Designed and implemented a $350K network


Past Experience:
Bear Stearns & Co, Inc
Title:
Vice President, Security Operations Group
Dates:
Sep 2000 - Mar 2001
Description:

• Performed network-based and host-based penetration testing using open-source tools such as nMap and CIS, along with commercial tools such as NetForensics, PrivateI, and NFR.

• Managed a 4-person Vulnerability Assessment team, and helped to


Past Experience:
Lewco Securities Corp
Title:
Vice President, Client-Server Technologies
Dates:
Sep 1999 - Sep 2000
Description:

• Reduced average server downtime from over 10 minutes to under 1 minute by deploying monitoring software and cleaning up server configuration. Re-engineered the infrastructure running on NT4 and SQL, increasing the number of concurrent users by


Knowledge, Keywords & Publications

IT Operations; Information Security; Compliance; Vulnerability Management; Vulnerability Assessments; Network Design; Network Management; Microsoft Windows; Linux; Server Virtualization; Storage Virtualization; Infrastructure; Mobile Computing; Cloud Computing; Enterprise Messaging; DataCenter Management; Outsourcing; High-Availability; Change Management; Incident Management; Vendor Management; Integration; Consolidation; IaaS; SaaS; PaaS; Social Media; Business Intelligence

Education & Languages

Certifications & Licenses

GIAC Security Leadership Certificate (GSLC)

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)