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Alexandra Harker


Currently living in

Oakwood, Ohio, US

Work Preferences


Open to roles

Long Term Employee

I am a cyber security analyst, student of human behavior, lover of art and photography, and mother.

Ideal Workplace Values

I would like to work for a company that respects its employees, advocates for women, and helps the environment.

Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I provider a lot of organization and follow through where many of my NT peers lack. I am able to follow up on many in flight projects when other people may have forgotten. I tend to pick out patterns more often than my NT peers, as well. I am overly communicative via chat messages so that I am not misunderstood, and I believe that aids in the collaborative nature of my team.

Technical Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

CollaborationConsistencyLogical ReasoningCritical ThinkingAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials


Closed captioningSend questions in advanceInterviewer experienced with neurodiversityAlternate interview formatWritten interview instructionsConcise instructions for processingWritten InstructionsFlexible scheduleExtra time off for appointmentsShorter meetingsMeditation / quiet roomNoise-cancelling headphonesQuiet / individual workspacesTherapy

Environments I'm comfortable with

Working with food
Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)
Working with animals
Driving a vehicle

I struggle with open concept offices, or short cube walls. I prefer to work remotely, but if I need to be in an office, I would prefer having a space/desk that is dedicated to me without people walking by often.


Check out my work

Working since Oct 2017

Information Security Analyst III - CareSource

Built and continually improved password cracking program to be completed quarterly Wrote and conducted tabletop scenarios for our team, and to be held with external teams, every other month Acted as incident response lead Developed insider threat program Managed user and entity behavioral tools Performed discovery of data for litigation holds Completed red team and purple team exercises with an outside vendor annually

Computer SecurityLegal LawsuitsIncident ResponseInsider ThreatPassword Cracking
Working since Oct 2017

Cyber Security Analyst - CareSource

Installed and configured new SourceFire FMC appliance Worked with Cisco ATA to research and resolve any escalated cases Managed Nexpose site scans and vulnerability reporting Reviewed and resolved risk events in Azure Configured and monitored Stealthwatch network security and cognitive threat analytics consoles Researched and mitigated events and IOCs in FireAMP and SourceFire Used Azure Log Analytics and CloudLock to monitor and research suspicious cloud events Researched and worked on deployment of Credential Guard Assisted in upgrade of CyberArk and used daily as PAM Reviewed and resolved DNS issues in Cisco Umbrella Tested BitLocker and MBAM integration Packaged and deployed scripts through SCCM Created and deployed Group Policy

Microsoft AzureNetwork SecurityRisk AnalysisData AnalysisCiscoComputer SecuritySystem Center Configuration ManagerGroup PolicyBitLocker Drive EncryptionCyberarkDomain Name System (DNS)NexposeVulnerability
Worked for 10 months from Dec 2016 to Oct 2017

Information Security Engineer - CareSource

Implemented SHA256 PKI to replace existing infrastructure Deployed new EDR to replace legacy AV enterprisewide Co-managed administration of Splunk environment Collected data for litigation using EnCase software Researched file system events using Varonis Participated in engineering discussions of new technology Assisted in file system monitoring using Tripwire Enterprise

SplunkAdministrative OperationsKnowledge of EngineeringLegal LawsuitsEncasePublic Key InfrastructureTripwireInfrastructure ManagementSecurity EngineeringMonitoring of SystemsFile Systems
Worked for 3 years, 4 months from Sep 2013 to Nov 2016

Systems Engineer - CareSource

Managed day to day Isilon administration, including writing scripts for automation Configured and migrated to EMC Isilon cluster Developed and tested disaster recovery/failover plan for Isilon Performed upgrades and patch maintenance for storage arrays Tested and implemented XtremIO arrays Provisioned storage on XtremIO, Isilon, VMAX, VNX, and NetApp Managed CommVault and updated architecture in lieu of previous administrator's unexpected absence Zoned hosts using Cisco Fabric Manager Monitored and analyzed usage of NAS storage on Isilon and coordinated archival with end users Configured Linux and Windows hosts in VMWare vCenter Performed common Active Directory and Exchange tasks Worked to maintain ticket queue for both Storage and Servers teams

Microsoft WindowsLinuxActive DirectoryDisaster RecoveryArchitectureMaintenanceFiling SkillsAutomationAdministrative OperationsCiscoSystems EngineeringIsilonElectromagnetic CompatibilityCommvaultNetApp ApplicationsNetwork ServerVcenterVmwareCoordination Skills
Worked for 1 years, 9 months from Dec 2011 to Sep 2013

Client Systems Engineer - CareSource

Evaluated proof of concept for Mobile Iron and built in lab environment for testing Developed deployment and communication plan for company-wide implementation of a group policy to move media folders Upgraded workstation clients from SCCM 2007 to SCCM 2012 while migrating all software updates and packages to the new environment Troubleshot and resolved users issues through a ticketing system Managed mobile device configuration, administration, and compliance Monitored, deployed, and reconciled Microsoft and third-party patching Maintained, researched, and resolved inventory discrepancies Packaged and tested new software Compiled reports and documentation Evaluated new business solutions

Business DevelopmentTesting SkillsAdministrative OperationsRegulatory ComplianceStock ControlSystem Center Configuration ManagerSystems EngineeringGroup PolicyProof of ConceptIssue Tracking SystemsMobile Device ManagementWorkstationsExpertise in Communications

Education and Credentials

Attended for 7 years from 2008 to 2015

Sinclair Community College

Associate's degree - Computer Information Systems