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Collins Munyendo

Security Analyst & Researcher

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Summary

Summary

I am a security analyst with professional experience in cybersecurity, network administration and software engineering. I enable organizations secure their digital assets and have vast experience leveraging open source tools such as OSSIM to secure organizations’ networks as well as developing solutions to improve livelihoods in Africa. I am currently interested in studying user security behavior in marginalized groups to improve security design. Also keen on blockchain for social impact.

Education

2020 - 2025 The George Washington University Ph.D in Computer Science.

2017 - 2019 Carnegie Mellon University Masters of Science in Information Technology.

2012 - 2016 Strathmore University Bachelor of Business Information Technology.

Awards

2014 - 2016

  • Deans List, Strathmore University.

2020 - 2021

  • Graduate Fellowship, The George Washington University.

Key Experience

Current Security Consultant, Silensec

  • Monitoring security events received from security tools.
  • Revising alerts escalated by clients and triaging incoming issues.
  • Prioritizing events and determination of their associated risk.

Aug 2018 - Aug 2019 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Providing in-class support for Seminar and Linux Programming courses.
  • Supporting and helping students complete assignments.
  • Grading and providing feedback to students.

May 2018 - Aug 2018 Software Engineer, TeleTracking Technologies

  • Researched challenges and solutions to the healthcare in Rwanda.
  • Developed a scheduling application to improve patient flow in Rwanda.

Nov 2016 - Apr 2017 Technical Sales Representative, Triple S Solutions

  • Designed bio-metric security solutions for both new and existing customers.
  • Offered technical customer support to customers.

Mar 2015 - Jun 2015 Network Engineer, Kenya Web Limited

  • Fixed network connectivity problems for over 50 customers.
  • Set up new wireless networks for customers.
  • Revamped faulty computers in the technical department.

Last updated: April 2020