Developed application and tools to manage assigned projects and developed very thorough project documentation.
< Cal Poly Pomona University, Systems Analyst (Expert Classification)
Furthered the cause of security in lieu of the division hiring a full time ISO. Past campus lead for the concluded Title V funded grant "Improving Access at Hispanic Serving Institutions". Led the risk assessment team that helped develop the framework for a campus risk assessment. Also directed the efforts to perform vulnerability assessments.
Created configuration management application.
Create project management tools to augment Microsoft Project, creating reports and notification of due tasks.
Developed Perl application to convert text to HTML for project/other documentation (including this Resume) and to quickly write and maintain Web forms.
Developed CGI for Help Desk and Operations to have Web interface for systems and network checks and troubleshooting, providing them with call routing, fault notification.
Developed Web interface and set of tools to empower the campus community to manage their own Listproc lists, automating nearly the entire process.
Developed CGIs and enterprise web site. Deployed the OSU web server, Perl, and OpenSSL on OpenVMS. Created tools to support the rapid development and deployment of Web pages and CGI scripts employing tight configuration control with thorough Web based documentation.
Worked with a large team with participants from Cal Poly, the California State University, and a consulting group to be one of the first CSU campuses to implement PeopleSoft as part of the CMS (Collaborative Management Systems) initiative. Project will provide a common central data store for California State universities. Deployed prototype environment hosting both Oracle Forms (Banner GUI) and PeopleSoft. Assisted in the deployment of the PeopleSoft Portal product and managed the application servers and provided support to the developers.
Technical project lead for Blackboard administration and migrations. Maintaining project plan/documentation, policy and procedure documents, directing staff, vetting Blackboard extensions, assessing security risks, providing direction, liaison to upper management. Developed quarterly maintenance procedure and change control documents, coordinating with management, DBAs, and others.
Managed WebCT version 3 and executed the migration to WebCT version 4. Developed scripts to support the successful migration. Also deployed Blackboard Learning and Community Portal system in a multi-server environment. Created scripts for auto-enrollment, backups, data mining, and other purposes. Working closely with the I&IT Learning group and worked with a team to develop a unique alternative to the existing Blackboard backup method to greatly reduce the amount of downtime required.
Was technical project lead for the SEVIS project. SEVIS is a government tracking system for foreign students. Worked with a team to develop campus infrastructure that would link to the SEVIS system to ensure the university met the SEVIS filing deadline. Developed infrastructure and scripts required to provide a secure means of data transfer and conversion. Developed conversion process to convert student data to XML format for input into the fsaAtlas system.
Developed scripts to convert campus phone book data to X500 and to provide LDAP service for both staff and student white pages. Procedure for changes now automated and triggered by student data change and paper phone book changes.
Was project manager for the campus NT 2000 Active Directory migration proof of concept. Worked with campus team and Unisys.
Facilitated project to integrate existing OpenVMS into a new campus NT environment, leveraging the investment in OpenVMS. Worked with team to develop a plan and proceeded with campus wide implementation. Successful team planning led to excellent success. Created complex Perl application/CGI to automate and simplify account maintenance. Also developed complex network backup design and utilities.
Completed install and configuration of first department Exchange server to support work group calendaring.
Created several Web applications to support Learning Management Systems including request forms and account management. Created Blackboard guest account application (emphasis on security) that was full life cycle (account request to expiration) and integrated with Blackboard and the student information system.
Implemented first university web server.
Ported Degree Audit Report System (DARS) to Solaris and provided porting information to the vendor. Managed DARS with responsibilities that included DARS server updates, builds, and monitoring tools used by DARS auditors. Configured CAS (Course Applicability System) front end for DARS on Windows 2000. Assisted in the development of Darsweb customization and deployment.
Functioned as lead system and network administrator.
Managed and configured VMS VAXCluster, Sun file servers, Sun client workstations, HP Apollo workstation, NCD X terminals, and Symbolics workstations.
Functioned as site network manager for a significant segment of the Hughes WAN. Supervised operations staff.
Developed VMS and UNIX automated operator environments, problem tracking application, monthly gathering and report application, and screen library.
Trained users to work effectively in computer environments. Contributed to knowledge base through on-line and written reporting.
Developed a large critical part of a configuration management system that included several Oracle forms applications and a sophisticated reporting tool.
Developed proprietary database applications for projects.
Developed tool sets that made significant improvements in productivity by automating processes. Received an award for cost savings generated.
Developed a project-critical application to automate an EPROM burning process.
Internet2 Meeting, co-presenter and panel member
Spring 2007 Secure IT Conference, co-presenter
Spring 2006 Blackboard Canada Conference, presenter
Summer 2005, Cal Poly Pomona University, presenter
Fall 1999 DECUS Symposium in San Diego, co-presenter.
Conducted information technology related workshops at Cal Poly Pomona and was a speaker at student IT association meeting.
Currently a member of the EDUCAUSE Higher Education Information Security Council – Awareness and Training Working Group. Worked on subgroups responsible for the Student Video Contest (2006, 2007), executive video, training templates (created legal issues training template), Quick Start guide, and podcasts. Chaired the Student Video Contest 2008 subgroup. Co-chair and later chair of the NCSAM (National Cyber Security Awareness Month) subgroup and co-chaired the Student Video Contest subgroup, both for 2012.
A current SANS member holding two certifications and one certificate. Published papers available at http://www.giac.org/certified-professional/david-lyon/105167.
Was a member of the hiring committee to hire Systems and Network group director for Cal Poly Pomona. Also attended division budget committee meetings.