brian@bmurray.ca
(780) 964-8526

Brian Murray, CISSP MISSM BAppIST NET

Recent Activities

The IT Manager for Superior Safety Codes Inc. 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.

Three times elected President of the Edmonton Soaring Club. I have a proven track record of leading initiatives and seeing them through to completion. I also perform many technical duties for the benefit of members. I wrote a custom flight logging application to provide faster, more accurate billing information for the club treasurer and members. The software makes ESC one of the most technologically advanced soaring organizations in North America. The software has been requested by visiting pilots for use in their own clubs due to its ease of use and powerful features.

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 2000, 2003
  • 2008, XP, Vista, 7
  • Microsoft Office, OpenOffice
  • VMWare Workstation
  • VMWare Server, Fusion
  • Citrix XenServer
  • IIS, Citrix XenApp
  • Microsoft Terminal Services
  • Remote Access Server RAS
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 ISR 2600, 2800, 2900
  • Cisco Cat 3550, 2960, 2950
  • Cisco ASA 5505, 5510
  • 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

Superior Safety Codes

IT Manager

Superior Safety Codes Inc. - August 2011 to Present
  • Implemented business continuity systems for Exchange and Microsoft file sharing
  • Designed and implemented an automatic fax correspondence system
  • Redesigned many network systems to be resilient against failure
  • Provide support for network users
Notable Projects
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.

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
Westaim

Westaim Scholarship

Awarded for NET and BAIST
Alberta

Jason Lang Scholarship

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)
  • 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
  • Updated the semi-live cameras to host a panorama 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
  • Built an Asterisk VoIP server with dynamic voice/fax switching
  • Wrote custom Media PC software on Linux
  • Maintain a RADIUS based 802.1x network
  • Full service Cisco lab with current IOS, 2600 ISR x6, Catalyst 3550 x3, Adtran Atlas
  • Accepted mplayer and Asterisk Patches