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Christian Gunther

World Wide Technology

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Christian Gunther Emerging Technologies/Services PS Security Team Lead Kentwood, La. Summary Over 30 years security experience, expert in designing, implementing and supporting corporate security solutions, consultation and integration. Extensive knowledge of the Splunk platform, Apps, Addons from splunkbase and developing custom to an organization. Expertise in design, implementation, and training of network and organizational security. Expertise in design and implementation of Splunk and integration into other security tools. CISSP certified. Hold a Leadership role and conduct training through webex and shadowing of new Engineers and Consultants of Splunk. Design and implement single and multi-cluster deployments across geographic regions. As a Solutions Architect I provide oversight on projects and support Splunk deployment engineers onsite. Technical Skills • Splunk Apps/Addon development • API integration • Splunk: Enterprise Security, ITSI, ML, UBA, Core, Apps/Addons development • SIEM: McAfee, Arcsight, Splunk. Logrythm • Firewall: Cisco, Checkpoint, PAN • Routers/MLS: Cisco, • Intrusion Detection: Snort, Sourcefire • Vulnerability Assessment: Nessus, Ncircle, Eeye Retina, Nexpose, • Wireless LAN: Meraki, Cisco • Incident Response Certifications • CISSP 69236 • Red Hat Engineer • RSA SA whiteboard masters certification • Splunk SE Level I, II, III • Splunk SCCI, II • Splunk ES Implementation • Splunk UBA certified • Splunk MLTK certified • Splunk ITSI Professional Education • BA Business Management, SLU • Post Graduate EE courses, LSUA • AA Applied Mathematics, CCAF • AA Cryptology, CCAF • Leadership PME, USAF Professional Experience World Wide Technology – Dec 2016 – present PS Team Lead/Domain Architect • Lead a Team of Splunk Engineers and Solutions Architects • Responsible for support, oversight and scheduling engagements • Support Business Development teams • Develop Apps and custom dashboards (executive, management, analyst level) • Professional Services lead in charge of building Splunk services • Responsible for building Splunk collateral, templates for services • Design and implement Splunk architectures in customer and ATC • Lead and train Splunk Deployment Engineers • Build relationships with OEM vendors and partners • Strategize and plan go to market campaigns • Work with PM, Account Teams, CSA, CSE, to scope and define opportunities with customers • Work on developing and innovating new Splunk apps/addons to enhance WWT/Splunk relations and create additional value and opportunities World Wide Technology - May 2013- Dec 2016 National Security Architect • Lead Architect for designing and implementing SARA (Security Analytics Reference Architecture) • Lead Architect for Splunk design, demo building and training the field. • Lead Engineer for deploying RSA Security Analytics (SA) in the ATC • Responsible for testing and integrating RSA SA with other industry security tools • Work with RSA ASOC counterparts on POCs, testing and vetting customer use cases • Constantly updating RSA knowledge by utilizing brain shark videos, training modules and other resources • Set up webex presentations of SARA for RSA ASOC Managers to showcase WWT capabilities • Work with ASOC to enable resources in the field to better support and sell RSA technologies • Train WWT field CSEs on RSA SA and Splunk • Worked with other National team members on setting up ACI/AIMS to integrate with RSA SA • Worked with other National team members to integrate SecOps into RSA SA • Work with RSA Channel team to enable WWT to stay on the cutting edge of technologies • Responsible for connecting RSA SA with Big Data HDFS RSA/ EMC Practice Consultant • Deployed Data Protection Manager (DPM) at customer sites • Integrated DPM into customer environment • Validated SOW creation and provided design recommendations to Sales • Worked with a Project Manager to provide consistent service • Worked with RSA Support Engineers and Development Engineers on RFEs • Provided feedback to Product Management on implementation • Responsible for all aspects of the DPM deployment from SOW review to implementation and integration   GDIT (Gunter AFB) Senior Security Architect / Lab Manager • Designed and built AFGW labs for the USAF • Baselined and monitored the labs for DISA, STIG, TCNO review • Manager of one engineer with the responsibility for maintaining the labs across 3 different sites • Coordinated with other teams to test new applications and programs AT&T/ CALLISMA Consulting Security Engineer • On a team of engineers tasked with building a SIEM for AT&T customers • The SIEM was designed and scoped to be vendor agnostic and to accept any customer feeds • Front end used a portal for alerting and backend was a proprietary database • We successfully provided security real-time alerting and reporting for over 750,000 customers and were adding to that base daily Additional Experience JSOC FT BRAGG • Senior network engineer responsible to maintaining 24x7 network uptime • Worked with classified communications on a daily basis EDS • Implemented Net IQ product during the CITS deployment for the PMO at Cheyenne AFB and Peterson AFB • Pilot program to test viability of Microsoft 3rd party integration • Designed and built mock-up of USAF NCC and NOSC for testing and vetting programs GNS • Contracted to design, build and put into operation a new CSIRT program for the SEC • Created operational and technical teams, provided SAT training, table top exercises, etc., to employees • Performed vulnerability assessments, incident response, forensics investigation • Trained security teams on event analysis, incident awareness, handling and management USAF Reserve • NCO in the USAF for over 18 years working with USAF Cyber Operations group • Responsible for providing crypto for satellite communications back to the CG • Responsible for training and supervising up to 40 airmen in Cyber Operations