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Eideard "Ted" Mac Daibhidh, CD

18 Sampson St.
Ottawa, Ontario
  ........ Phone: ###-###-####



To obtain employment as an Information Security Specialist.


Digital Communications Analyst Course (Military–1999)
Intro to UNIX - User Level (Military-1999)
UNIX Shell Scripting (Military - 1999)
Intro UNIX System Administration (Military–2001)
COMSEC Custodian Course (Military–2001)
UNIX System Administration (Learning Tree–2002)
Introduction to TCP/IP (Learning Tree–2002)
Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (Global Knowledge–2003)
SANS GCIA Track (SANS–2003)
Deploying Intrusion Detection Systems (Learning Tree-2003)
Unix and Linux Security (Learning Tree-2003)
Primary Leadership Qualification Course (Military-2004)


2003 - Present      Department of National Defence
Senior Intrusion Detection Analyst

  • Duties as "Intrusion Detection Analyst" below.

  • First level quality control of incident reports and related correspondence.

  • Supervision of 2-4 member analysis team.

  • Liase with senior staff & external parties in the capacity of SME (Subject Matter Expert).

2002 - 2003      Department of National Defence
Intrusion Detection Analyst

  • Drafting of security advisories and incident reports.

  • IDS monitoring using Intellitactics Network Security Manager, Cisco Net Ranger and SHADOW intrusion detection systems.

  • In-depth packet analysis and incident forensics.

  • Mentoring of junior analysts.

  • Recognized as section’s leading analyst.

  • Research and evaluation of network security/hacking tools and emerging threats.

  • Trained in the use of various analysis tools such as Snoop, TCPDump and Ethereal.

  • First line attack assessment and incident handling.

2000 - 2001      Department of National Defence
ICIS Day Supervisor

  • Duties as Senior Digital Communications Analyst below.

  • Liase daily with senior staff in support of the mission.

  • Evaluation and management of new and ongoing tasks.

  • Mentoring of junior analysts.

  • Responsible for generation of all daily/weekly/monthly reports, first level quality control, training, and section continuity.

  • Supervisor of 10 person section comprising 5 shifts.

1999 - 2002      Department of National Defence                   
Senior Digital Communications Analyst

  • Bit level analysis of complex digital signals, protocols and C2C (computer to computer) signalling techniques.

  • COMSEC custodial duties.

  • Evaluation and review of new equipment.

  • First line UNIX system administration and troubleshooting.

  • Drafting of highly detailed first and second line analysis reports.

  • Primary mentor of junior analysts.

  • Recognized as section’s premier analyst.

  • Responsible for generation of detailed daily/weekly reports

  • First line quality control of reports originating from junior analysts.

  • Reverse engineering of complex data systems.

Awards Received

SRS Oldtimers Association Commendation (1999)
Commanding Officer’s Commendation (2000)
Canadian Decoration (2001)

Security Clearance

Top Secret

Professional Associations

SRS Oldtimers Association (honorary life member) (Vice-President)

Additional Merits and Accomplishments

  • 9+ years working in UNIX/Windows environment.

  • Author of four well-received service papers that were disseminated to the highest levels of authority within the organization.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Familiar with cryptographic hardware/software.

  • Outstanding personal initiative.

  • Proven worker in high stress environments (Bosnia/Middle East/NWT).

  • Superb analytical skills.

  • Supervisory experience.

  • Chosen to represent DND CIRT at 4th Annual IEEE Information Assurance Workshop (West Point Military Academy).

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