Ken Buckler
kenneth.buckler@gmail.com


Benefits Executive

MyCORE Benefits
October 2015 – Present  Falling Waters, WV
We harness the strengths and resources of the nation’s most innovative providers to work in unison on your behalf.We bring a full range of customizable benefits tailored to the needs of each employee while respecting your company culture and budget.We equip you with an integrated, scalable benefits platform for administration and compliance without the per employee per month cost.And with our wellness program, we help improve the health of your employees and their families while increasing employee productivity and containing medical costs.In short, MyCORE provides hi-tech, cutting-edge tools and services without sacrificing the personal touch and attention of a trusted local partner. We make your job easier by reducing stress and work load while increasing value to your employees and your bottom line.


Senior Systems Engineer

Federal Contractor
October 2015 – Present  Falling Waters, WV

Blog Author

Caffeine Security Blog
September 2011 – Present  

• Malware Analysis
• Vulnerability Research
• Threat Intelligence
• OSINT
• User Education
• Security Awareness
• Network Traffic Analysis
• Honeypot development and implementation

Editor in Chief

WashCo Chronicle
January 2014 – Present  Washington County, MD

Editor in Chief of WashCo Chronicle - a 100% Free local online newspaper for Washington County, Maryland. Responsible for review and approval of submissions by independent contributors, all of which are unpaid volunteers. Also responsible for general site maintenance and design, as well as tracking site performance statistics.

Senior Security Engineer

Federal Contractor
September 2014 – September 2015 (1 year 1 month) Frederick, MD

• Cyber Security Specialist
• Engineer client focused security solutions
• Create custom security baseline configuration checks
• Develop custom content for IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager
• Interface with clients through written and verbal communication to provide status reports and understand their needs and priorities
• Provide business development support from a technical perspective
• Splunk Log Analysis of Windows and Linux logs
• Amazon EC2 Cloud Integration
• Honeypot development and implementation
• Network Traffic Analysis with WireShark and NetworkMiner
• Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Documentation Development


Cyber Security Operations Engineer (Senior Consultant)

Federal Contractor
March 2012 – September 2014 (2 years 7 months) Falling Waters, WV

• Cyber Security Specialist for Federal agency
• Develop innovative solutions to complex problems
• General system administration
• Develop custom HIPS and NIPS signatures for use with McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention
• Develop custom HIPS and NIPS signatures for use with IBM Endpoint Manager
• Interface with clients through written and verbal communication to provide status reports and understand their needs and priorities
• Administers and assists with Enterprise Server and Workstation visibility for senior leadership, monitoring and reporting on an enterprise of over 400,000 systems
• Creates custom reports for senior leadership, up to and including SES-level
• Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Documentation Development
• Security software deployment testing
• Security software deployment standard operating procedures development
• IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager (BigFix)
• IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager (BigFix) Web Reports
• IBM Cognos
• OpenNMS Network Monitoring, Configuration and Maintenance
• SolarWinds Network Monitoring
• Create custom software installation packages across multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Mac
• Customized security property analysis development
• Provide training to users of varying degrees of technical expertise, including senior management
• Developed capability to detect advanced persistent threat (APT) malware through statistical analysis of system binaries


Cyber Security Senior Consultant

Federal Contractor
June 2011 – March 2012 (10 months) Martinsburg, WV

• Cyber Security Specialist for Federal agency
• General system administration
• Tier 3 Technical Support for:
• McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
• McAfee VirusScan
• McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention System
• Administers and assists with Enterprise Server and Workstation visibility for senior leadership, monitoring and reporting on an enterprise of over 375,000 systems
• Creates custom reports for senior leadership
• Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Documentation Development
• Server status Monitor through SolarWinds
• Security software deployment testing
• Security software deployment standard operating procedures development
• Malware submissions to McAfee
• Host Intrusion Detection/Prevention and Malware event analysis
• HIPS/NIPS Policy tuning and implementation
• IBM Proventia Network Intrusion Prevention
• IBM SiteProtector


Information Assurance Engineer

Federal Contractor
August 2006 – June 2011 (4 years 11 months) Frederick, MD

Information Assurance Engineer, Frederick, MD
• Information Assurance for Federal defense agency
• Conduced security analysis of new and existing systems, including ongoing analysis of Windows and Linux system, application, and security logs
• Developed and maintained custom scripts for security configuration compliance for Windows and Linux systems. 
• Developed and maintained custom scripts for security configuration compliance for Oracle 10g and PostgreSQL databases
• Performed security analysis using automated and manual procedures
• Performed system administration and maintenance for SQL and IIS systems
• Site and Global Administrator for Host Based Security System (HBSS) including the following components during test and deployment to the DMS messaging backbone:
• McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator
• McAfee VirusScan
• McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention System
• McAfee Policy Auditor
• McAfee Rogue System Detection
• McAfee Asset Baseline Monitor
Test Engineer, Frederick, MD
• Software Testing for Federal defense agency
• System Administration
• System Quality Assurance testing
• System Software Maintenance and configuration
• Maintained Enterprise Inventory and Asset Management system
• Developed and taught Enterprise Inventory and Asset Management system training class for assigned personnel
• Was responsible for tracking products as they passed through testing
• Drafted monthly test status reports
• Documented software issues through the Test Incident Report Process
• Developed and maintained lab equipment and software backup database
• Performed security analysis using automated and manual procedures
• Performed system administration and maintenance for SQL and IIS systems
• VMWare Configuration and Maintenance