Faculty Member Champlain College Online 
Pronouns He/Him/His
Education Brandeis University, Master of Science; Bentley University, Bachelor of Science in Computer; Bentley University, Bachelor of Science
Areas of Expertise
  • Cybersecurity
  • IT Project Management
  • SysAdmin & Business Process Improvement
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Biography

Charles is an IT specialist with experience ranging from Cybersecurity, Online Instructor, Project Management, IT Auditing, Business Process Improvement, Service Management, System Administration, Systems Analyst, and Programming. The scope of this experience includes Distributed Systems, Midrange, and Mainframe technologies. Professional strengths include:

  • Managing the development, implementation, and updating of security policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Providing leadership in the areas of IT Security expertise and experience including Internet Access points, Remote Access Security, Host Based Intrusion Prevention Systems, Wireless Security, Encryption, Virus protection, and Vulnerabilities.
  • Conducting Risk and Vulnerability assessments to ensure the company’s security framework remains in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines including PCI, SOX, HIPPA, COBIT, and personal information privacy regulations.
  • Interfacing and collaborating with team members, all levels of management, various IT departments, business units, and vendors to design and deliver cost effective IT security solutions that are aligned with business objectives and customer needs.
  • Providing IT Security consulting, in a clear and concise format, to both technical and non-technical personnel.

Competencies

PCI Data Security Guidelines, ISO 27001 & 27002/17799, SOX, HIPPA, HITRUST, States Privacy Regulations, Encryption, Computer Forensics, IDS, IPS, Firewalls, Two Factor Authentication, COBIT, BPM, ITIL, Traditional Waterfall and Agile Project Methodologies, Use Cases, User Stories, JAD, SDLC, Mercury Quality Center, Archer eGRC, ¬HP Demand Management, HP Project and Portfolio Management Center, PMBOK, WBS, Summit-D, Prince 2, MS Project, SQL, UNIX, RACF, CA-Top Secret, AS400, Citrix MetaFrame, and Microsoft Office

Recommended Reading, Listening & Viewing

  • Never Eat Alone, And the Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time, by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz
  • Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions, by John P. Kotter and Holger Rathgeber
  • The Leadership Lessons of the U.S. Navy SEALS by Jeff Cannon and Jon Cannon

Favorite Quote

“When One Door Closes Another Opens.”

—Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone

"When One Door Closes Another Opens." The quote is attributed to Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone.
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