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Todd P. Allaria
Torrance, CA 90504
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Work Experience
Sr. InfoSec Engineer
Fox Entertainment Group
October 2006 - Present
Description in development.
Tools trained and experienced with include Forescout CounterACT and Edge (previously known as ActiveScout), Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Solarwinds Orion, Cisco MARS, Qualys, Websense and EnCase Enterprise.
System Security Engineer
Allaria Design Group
August 2001 - October 2006
Torrance CA
Designed, built, and currently maintain an information security portal using Linux-based web servers, performed ad-hoc security consulting to include tool research, implementation of Nessus security scanners, and security policy/best practices development for a $17B global media giant, News Corporation. Configured and maintained Dragon Intrusion Detection Systems for Fox Entertainment Group.
Director of Information Technology
& Webmaster

2ndWave Inc.
October 2000 - August 2001
Determined the current and future technology needs for the corporation. Managed the company's infrastructure utilizing direct reports across the country. Responsible for the LAN, WAN, Exchange and UNIX mail servers, helpdesk, desktops, and phone system. Designed and maintained the corporation's external web site. Built the corporate intranet. Worked with the Human Resources department to develop web-based resource management system, which tied into the corporate intranet.
Senior Manager, Managed Services & Webmaster
e-Certify Corporation
November 1999 - October 2000
Designed, implemented and maintained a 24x7 Network Operations Center (NOC) in Los Angeles that provided multiple clients with remote security and hosting services. Trained and supervised a staff of 18 engineers and technicians that brought the NOC to IOC within 60 days of facility selection. Developed best practices and escalation and response procedures for the following remote services;
  • Real-time performance monitoring
  • Report-generation for critical server metrics
  • URL monitoring
  • Bandwidth reporting
  • Categorization of system performance
  • Firewall Management
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Incident Response
  • Virus Detection and Mitigation
For client TRW designed and built web front-end for PKI installation. Created internal web sites for client, Twentieth Century Fox Studios.
Director of Technology and Internet Strategy
Trident Data Systems
November 1997 - November 1999
Worked with the executive staff to determine the current and future technology needs for the corporation. Managed the team that planned, tested, and implemented those requirements. This diverse group of individuals included system administrators, network engineers, an Oracle DBA, graphic designers, programmers, help-desk personnel and marketing and advertising personnel.

Directed the development, engineering and support of the corporation's Internet and Intranet sites. Acquired, deployed, and supported best-of-breed intranet technologies and tools. Established and maintained the governance processes required to optimize the development, deployment, and support of all intranet based applications and content. Provided functional leadership and guidance to the corporation's regional offices in the development and support of their intranet sites.

Managed the marketing and advertising teams. Directed the design, development and implementation of marketing and advertising plans for the corporation. Supervised the creation of advertising for publication in major media vehicles. Quoted in publications including InformationWeek Magazine.
MIS Manager - Webmaster
Trident Data Systems
June 1995 - October 1997
Supervise staff of PC, UNIX and Macintosh system administrators, network engineers, Oracle DBA, graphic designers, programmers and help-desk personnel.

Responsibility included the maintenance and the growing of the corporate computer infrastructure, the financial and human resource systems, the PBX system, and the development of websites for corporate and commercial clients and graphic design and marketing for the corporation. Developed and maintained all related documentation.

As webmaster, created websites for clients including Paramount Pictures (Congo, Indian in a Cupboard, Clueless and Braveheart), The Irvine Company, Magic International, EBTA Architects and Gemological Institute Of America as well as award-winning web sites for Trident Data Systems. Responsibilities included developing Internet recruitment strategies, cultivating, negotiating and improving upon relationships with vendors, training and educating professionals at various levels of Net awareness, on using the tools currently available as well as those that are developed by this individual. Evaluated, designed, formulated, implemented, and documented cost effective and operationally efficient systems. Managed quality assurance and usability testing of websites architecture and content. Kept up with the latest developments in web technology and recommended new innovations and approaches. Ensured optimal operations and performance at the corporate sites, including all the necessary capacity planning and performance management activities.

Managed quality assurance and usability testing of websites architecture and content. Kept up with the latest developments in web technology and recommended new innovations and approaches. Ensured optimal operations and performance at the corporate sites, including all the necessary capacity planning and performance management activities.
System Administrator, Lead
Trident Data Systems
August 1994 - May 1995
Supervise staff that maintained corporate computer infrastructure. Responsible for all issues related to UNIX, PC and Macintosh hardware, software and networks. Developed user-training classes and maintained user-support.
Webmaster and System Analyst
College of Business Administration Computing Center
January 1994 - August 1994
Supervised and maintained Macintoshes and PC's on Novel and Windows NT networks running both Ethernet and tokenring protocols. Responsible for all software and hardware installations related to these networks and machines. Participated in purchasing decisions related to software and hardware for the Center. Designed, developed and managed the CBA World Wide Web site. Created and maintained all documentation and training materials.
Lead, Systems Control
Academic Computing Center
August 1991 - January 1994
Maintained and governed Macintosh systems, applications and networks. In charge of training and providing technical assistance to faculty and staff on system installations and numerous software packages. Supervised the staff that maintains and manages a 100-node Macintosh network in an open-lab environment.Experienced in Macintosh, NeXT, PC and Sun system software and hardware. Administrate the intra-office electronic mail and the SMTP Gateway to the Internet. Managed AppleShare and Novell networks as well as maintained and managed Usenet for the university. Supervised the KeyServer for the AppleShare network. Developed numerous interactive multimedia presentations.
Computer Controlled Furnace Operator
Hughes Aircraft
November 1981 - August 1991
Monitored and operated a Hewlett Packard3000 computer as it controlled Retort furnaces used for various braze and process tasks. Basic familiarly with HP-UX. Required working from written and verbal instructions. Responsible for maintaining logs and inventory controls, equipment calibration and trouble-shooting. Have received numerous awards for innovation.
Education
Master of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies: Art History and Education Technology,
California State University at Long Beach (in progress).
Bachelor of Art History,
California State University at Long Beach.
Certifications
ISSP Certified Trident Data Systems Information Systems Security Professional
MCSE Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (in progress)
CCSE Certified CheckPoint Security Engineer
CCSA Certified CheckPoint Security Administrator
Master HTML Programmer Brainbench
Internet Security Specialist Brainbench
Master Homesite User Brainbench
Web Programmer Brainbench
Memberships
AACE Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
ACM Association for Computing Machinery
AIP Association of Internet Professionals
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
NAPP National Association of Photoshop Professionals
SAGE System Administration Guild
USENIX Advanced Computing Systems Association
Awards
PCLA PRo Award Honorable Mention - Web Site
Public Communicators of Los Angeles
1999
PCLA PRo Award Second Place - Billboard
Public Communicators of Los Angeles
1999
Superior Achievement Award Superior Achievement Award
Trident Data Systems
1998
WebAward Outstanding Web Site
The Web Marketing Association
1997
Best of Class Internet Open at Internet Commerce Expo (sponsored by COMPUTERWORLD magazine)
1997
Superior Achievement Award Superior Achievement Award
Trident Data Systems
1997
PRSA Prism Award Best Website
Public Relations Society of America
1996
IABC ACE Award ACE Award of Merit
International Association of Business Communicators
1996