brian@bmurray.ca
(780) 964-8526

Brian Murray, CISSP MISSM BAppIST NET

Recent Activities

IT Director of Aurora Cannabis Inc., a publicly traded Medicinal Marijuana company, licensed under the Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes Regulations. I am responsible for all technological systems within the company, including those at our state of the art grow facility located in Cremona, Alberta. I have architected and constructed the system from the ground up to provide high security and manageability.

IT Manager for Superior Safety Codes Inc., owned and operated by the same management team from Aurora. I am responsible for the technology direction of the company, including the modernization of key business processes and securing the network infrastructure.

The sole administrator at CAISNet; responsible for keeping all systems operational and modern for 2000+ users/500 concurrent. I was responsible for the development and provisioning of an integrated Change Management system. The CAISNet system and change management software was used for inter-company collaboration and document management, and automated many older manual processes. The CAISNet system provides a secure large document transfer system for architects.

Certifications

ISC2

Certified Information Systems Security Professional

CISSP in good standing. Certificate/ID number: 367240

Education

Concordia

Masters of Information Systems Security Management

Graduate Student Scholarship awarded

Proficient Skills

Software
  • Windows 2008, 2012, 7, XP
  • Microsoft Office, OpenOffice
  • VMWare Workstation
  • VMWare Server, Fusion
  • Citrix XenServer
  • IIS, Citrix XenApp
  • Microsoft Terminal Services
  • Remote Access Server RAS
  • Exchange 2010, 2012
Software
  • Active Directory
  • Linux Debian, Redhat
  • OS X, Visio, Project
  • mrtg, Nagios, Netflow
  • Apache, Postfix, Bind
  • Ruby on Rails
  • MySQL, Microsoft SQL
  • Cassandra, Acrobat
  • iPhone OS, Blackberry
Services/Protocols
  • HTTP/HTTPS, DNS
  • SMTP, IMAP, POP3
  • FirstClass, LDAP, Radius
  • IPvS Load Balancer
  • IPv6, OSPF, IPSec
  • 802.11 Wireless
  • VoIP, SIP, IAX, QoS
  • iSCSI, SAN, NAS
Hardware
  • Cisco iOS / ISR
  • Cisco Catalyst Switching
  • Cisco ASA security
  • Cisco NX-OS, Nexus
  • Barracuda, Dell, HP
  • Apple, Supermicro
  • D-link, Linksys
Languages: Ruby, Java, Shell, Perl, HTML, Javascript, SQL, C, Objective-C, PHP

Working knowledge in many others

Work Experience

Aurora Cannabis Inc.

IT Director

Aurora Cannabis Inc. - March 2013 to Present
  • Designed and implemented all technical systems
  • Implemented our website on a distributed hosting cluster and CDN for static assets
  • Supported users across the country
  • Managed the design and implementation of physical security measures
  • Created VPN tunnel access between locations
  • Ensured compliance in various regulatory domains
Notable Projects
Physical security management
  • Managed the design and implementation of our grow facility security systems
  • Digital Watchdog video management
  • Custom video storage for 2 years of HD footage on 100+ cameras
  • Kantech access management system with various custom programming
  • DSC Intrusion Detection system
Superior Safety Codes

IT Manager

Superior Safety Codes Inc. - August 2011 to Present
  • Owned and Operated by the same team that owns Aurora
  • Managed an IT department of 2 people
  • Implemented inter-site DFS replication
  • Implemented inter-site Exchange Database Availability Groups (DAG)
  • Designed and implemented an automatic fax correspondence system
  • Redesigned many network systems to be resilient against failure
  • Network spanned between 7 locations throughout Alberta
  • Provide support for 75 network users
  • Virtualized the server infrastructure
  • Built a custom iSCSI storage system for virtual machines
  • Modernized the phone system at multiple sites from Key systems to custom PBX software
Notable Projects
Secure Login for Municipalities
  • Replaced our Secure Login portal
  • Provided a better interface with more pertinent data
  • Custom API for municipalities to access data
Permit Document Management Modernization
  • Enhanced our permit management database
  • Automated many manual tasks
  • Automated correspondence via email
  • Integrated remote tablets with our local permit database
KTrack GPS Inc

Co-Founder and Technical Director

KTrackGPS Inc. - February 2011 to August 2012

Co-founder and technical director for Ktrack, an innovative, web based GPS vehicle/asset tracking system successfully launched into the African transportation market. The system achieved low cost, low maintenance web based tracking goals and is being adapted for other markets. Sold my interest in the company.

CAISNet

Systems Administrator

CAISNet Inc. - May 2006 to April 2011

CAISNet provides communication services for the construction industry; aids in project collaboration between architects, clients, contractors and subtrades

  • Developed and maintained the security position for the company
  • Research new software and hardware components for CAISNet and clients
  • Providing targeted solutions for clients of CAISNet
  • Building, deploying, and maintaining all servers and network equipment for CAISNet systems
  • Administrate the CAISNet network, servers, and application software
  • Deployed monitoring tools tailored to ensure system reliability
  • Provide technical assistance for clients from fixing printers to major network upgrades
  • Research, recommend, and deploy software and hardware solutions for clients
  • Relocated the company infrastructure to a secure datacenter
Notable Projects
Change Management
  • Managed the design and development of an innovative change management system for use in the construction industry
  • Provides automatic, authenticated tracking of documents and drawings being exchanged between architects, consultants, clients and subtrades
  • Utilizes REST, Web 2.0 with Ruby on Rails to provide an extensible and reliable backend
  • Developed a custom context based access control scheme
  • Enhanced multi-factor authentication to prevent unlawful database access

Awards

Concordia

Graduate Student Scholarship

Awarded to the top graduate student per year by Concordia
NAIT

Deans Honour Roll

Awarded for NET and BAIST

Further Education

NAIT

Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology

Deans Honour Roll, Scholarships awarded
NAIT

Network Engineering Technology

Deans Honour Roll, Scholarships awarded

Other Work Experience

Firma Foreign Exchange

Senior Network Administrator

Firma Foreign Exchange - April 2011 to August 2011
  • Provide security recommendations
  • Research new network hardware
  • Create a Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Provide network support
Concordia

Teaching Assistant

Concordia University College of Alberta - September 2007 to February 2008
  • Selected personally by the professors due to a demonstrated aptitude of the subject and ability to assist classmates successfully
  • Taught an Introduction to Linux course for graduate students
  • Assisted in teaching the TCP/IP course by the creation of lab work
  • Was successfully able to engage students
IBM

Call Centre Analyst and Application Developer

IBM Canada - June to August 2005
  • Provided rapid support for Zurich North America, Farmers, Foremost, and Farmers New World Life insurance
  • Assigned user credentials for the Government of Alberta's health network
Notable Projects
Workgroup Resolution Application
  • Wrote a workgroup resolution web application
  • PHP, MySQL and Javascript
  • Aided in the rapid discovery of the correct workgroup for specific problems
  • Decreased average call times, and was hailed as a vast improvement to the existing flat-file method
Sulzer

Special Projects Assistant

Sulzer Metco Canada and Westaim Ambeon - July to August 2003 & June to August 2004
  • Helped build and support the custom Laboratory Information Management System
  • Designed and implemented a cost saving solution for a LECO Carbon/Sulfer Analyser
  • Created an application to automatically parse various instrument output files
  • Created an intranet PHP website, and aided in the upgrade of a cold-fusion based website
  • Assisted in a corporate network switchover

Other Experience

EdmontonSoaringClub

Club President

Edmonton Soaring Club
  • Three Times Elected Club President (2011-2013 seasons)
  • Elected President of the Alberta Soaring Council (2015 season)
  • Licensed Glider (GPL) and Private Pilot (PPL)
  • Authored a custom flight logging application to assist in billing management
  • Federated logins across club web resources
  • Created a website to host the current and historic weather conditions
  • Authored custom software to construct an hourly panoramic photo of the club
iPhone

iPhone/iOS Developer

  • Apple iOS developer with a successful application
  • iPhone application used by soaring pilots to optimize flights
Further

Further experience

Experience in IT and related fields
  • Accepted mplayer and Asterisk Patches
  • Assisted another MISSM student's research by writing software and providing technical expertise