Christopher James French
1142 Lakeshore Rd.
Arden, ON
K0H 1B0
Tel: (519) 221-9132
email: J.French@whitehats.ca
Last Updated Mar 2003
Security Clearance: Top Secret



Excellent organisational skills, dedicated, loyal, punctual, personable and diplomatic with a keen aptitude for understanding and managing personnel issues. Good motivational and inspirational strength with positive outlook.  Remarkable problem solving talent.  Strong math and logic skills with prior experience in accounting, budget management, full procurement cycle management,  identification of resource shortfalls, managing current assets,  identification of inefficient systems and implementation of corrective and/or preventative action, decisive and capable of filtering non-impertinent information from a problem to get down to the root and find a solution.

Helped evolve a Computer Incident Response capability since its inception as a team member in the original crew.  Have developed working relationships with numerous security organisations such as Carnagie Mellon CERT, FIRST, SANS, Network Associates, Symantec, RCMP, HTCIA, FBI, CSE, NSA, NIPC, and numerous others.


 Algonquin College
    Ottawa, ON, Canada 1997
    Simply Accounting 5.0 - obtaining an A+
    LAN Design and Implementation

Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics 
    Kingston, ON, Canada 1993 and 1997
    Communicator Researcher Qualification Level 3 - 5.
    Certificate Courses - combined total of 17 months full time.

    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 2000

   Ottawa, ON, Canada  1999 - 2000
    UNIX Sys Admin level 1
    UNIX Sys Admin level 2
    Advanced TCP/IP
    Administering WindowsNT4
    Supporting WindowsNT4 Core Technologies
    Oracle PL/SQL

Learning Tree Int.
   Ottawa, ON, Canada 1999 - 2000
    Intranet and Internet Security (Threat Risk Assessment and Policy)
   Deploying Intranet and Internet Firewalls - Hands On

Ottawa-Carleton Board of Education
    Ottawa, ON, Canada 1997
    Spanish level 1

PBSC Computer Training
    Ottawa, ON, Canada 2000
    NetWare 5 Administration

Ryerson Polytechnical Institute
    Toronto, ON, Canada 1992
    Major: First year Bachelor of Technology; Graphic Communications Management completed 
    with a 2.67GPA

Sensible Security Solutions
    Ottawa, ON, Canada 1999 - 2000
    Network Associates - McAfee 4.02 - 4.5
    Network Associates - GroupShield
    Network Associates - Event Policy Orchestrator

SANS Institute (System Administration, Networking, and Security Institute)
    Ottawa, ON, Canada 2000
    GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst - Honours (expiry Sep 2004)
    Currently serving on the Honours Advisory Board
    Ottawa, ON, Canada 2001
    GIAC Certified UNIX Security Administrator (expiry Dec 2004)
    San Diego, CA, U.S.A. 2001
    GIAC Certified Systems and Network Auditor
    Toronto, ON, Canada 2002
    GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator (expiry Nov 2005)



English Read/Write/Spoken
Thai Survivable

Basic - intermediate

PHP - intermediate

HTML - intermediate

PL/SQL - intermediate

Java Script - basic

Visual Basic - basic

Perl - basic

Unix Script - intermediate





NRNS Information Technology Professionals Inc.:
    4043 Carling Avenue, Suite 106
    Ottawa, ON, K2K 2A3

Occupation: IT Security Specialist (Nov 2002 - Present)  

Intrusion Detection engineering, analysis, research & development, firewall configuration, network auditing, vulnerability assessment, consulting. Call if you are interested in obtaining the services of NRNS Inc.


Department of National Defense:
    Cornwallis, NS; Kingston, ON; Masset, BC; Alert, NWT
    CFS Leitrim, Ottawa, ON, Tel: 613-945-0142
Occupation: Communicator Researcher (291) Oct 1992 - Nov 2002
Previous Position: Department of National Defense Computer Incident Response Team Analyst - Intrusion Detection
Previous Position: DND CIRT - Projects Team (Dec 1999 - May 2000)
Previous Position: DND CIRT - Malicious Software Incident and Containment Analyst (May 1999 - Dec 1999)




Proficiency with equipment such as: 


1. Spectrum Analyzers

6. Signal Generators

2. Actuators

7. RF Receivers

3. Digital Signal Processors

8. Sparc/Ultra Architecture

4. Digital servers

9. Hubs/Switches/Cisco Routers

5. x486 Architecture



Duties include:


Vulnerability Analysis, Threat Risk Assessment and research on an Enterprise WAN


Intrusion Detection System monitoring, configuration, deployment (NetRanger, RealSecure, Shadow, Snort etc...)


Liaison with external businesses and agencies


Special Projects


Developing and maintaining Anti-Virus strategies, support, and trend analysis


Software Evaluations


Creating automated reporting/statistical analysis tools


Technical reporting and statistical analysis


Database administration and design (MS Access with limited Oracle exp.)


Web Authoring/Server admin


Backup System Administrator (xNIX/Win9x/WinNT/Novell)


Initial incident response, post-mortems, and implementation of after action reports


Co-developing training packages for Information System Security Officers and Sys Admins


Inventory Control


Numerous other experiences such as: physical security, firearms training, bit analysis of packet signals, work with encryption algorithms (i.e. Huffman Coding, linear recursive sequences), Signals Intelligence, and employment in a high security environment 




    388 Cooper St, Cambridge, ON, N3C 3X9
    Phone: 519-221-9132
Occupation: President (2001 - Present)

Designed this computer IS/IT security website from inception. It is membership based and growing daily. Currently holding the position of webmaster too.  Many working relationships within the IS/IT community have been developed, including SCORE, NSWC, SANS, Simovits Consulting to name a few. The site is located at www.whitehats.ca.

Herodotus Digital Solutions Corporation
    328 Cochrane St., Whitby, ON
    Phone: 905-665-6268
Occupation: Account Support Representative  (May 2000 - June 2001)



The development and maintenance of www.jiu-jitsu.com web presence.  Left HDS Corp. to develop Whitehats.ca.




Prosperity Computer Technologies
    40 McAllister St., Gloucester, ON    
    Phone: 613-521-5171
Occupation: President/Proprietor (1994 - Present)



The company  has been in business since 1994, first in British Columbia as Chricin Enterprises, then in Ontario since 1996 as Prosperity Computer Technologies (PCTECH).   PCTECH's largest accounts have been the RCMP, Haida Gwaii Legal Society, and the Canadian Forces. Services include small to mid-size network installation, cabling, web design and hosting, consulting, PC repair, computer sales, support, data backups and vulnerability assessment. 




Moore Data Management Services
    650 Milner Rd., Scarborough, ON    Phone: 416-284-4111
Occupation: Plating Technician/Camera Operator (1992)



Producing line negatives of copy, using these negatives to produce printing press plates, minor equipment maintenance, and quality control. Publications produced include General Motors parts catalogues,  The Financial Post publications, Multiple Listing Service monthly listings, Sears catalogues and many more.






Special Service Medal, Canadian Forces
100% on Canadian Forces Automated Data Processing Course
Served as Secretary/Treasurer/President of community Photo/Archery clubs
Instructor for Northwest Community College Entrepreneur's Course
Volunteer for AFS Interculture Canada - Student Councilor, Screening applicants prior to departure
AFS Interculture Canada - Thailand Exchange Participant (90 - 91)
2nd Place in QL3 Comm Rsrch Course
Junior Leadership Course
First Aid at Emergency Level
CPR Trained
WHIMIS trained
YMCA Councilor Qualified






My Family, Computers, Travel, Baseball, Staying Fit, Problem Solving, Helping Others, Listening to Music, Animals, Reading, Strategy Games.






Personal references are available upon request.




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