Welcome! My name is Matt. My real name is Mateusz, as I am originally from Poland. I am a security enthusiast and have many different hobbies like photography, tinkering, and building my thoughts. I am looking forward to what my future holds around the security-field. I graduated from Governors State University with my Bachelors in Information Technology in May 2016. I am attending the University of New Haven for my Masters in Computer Science as a research graduate student. I enjoy completing challenges in Capture-the-Flag competitions and other cyber games. What I look for the most in a company is what are their available resources for growth in a field that presents new challenges every day. I spend most of my free time pursuing my passions/hobbies with various technologies. A quick quote:
Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.
RSM US – Consulting Associate – RAS – Security & Privacy – July 2016 – January 2017
- Perform application and network penetration tests using commercial scanning tools such as BurpSuite, Nessus, and other products to analyze systems for vulnerabilities, and provide risk reduction recommendations.
- Performing manual verification of vulnerabilities to reduce false positives.
- Interfacing with clients to gather information and investigate security controls, and creating comprehensive security assessment reports.
- Understanding of common regulatory or standards-based control frameworks such as PCI-DSS, ISO 27001/2, NIST 800-53, etc.
Amazon – IT Support Technician – July 2015 – June 2016
- Allocated and completed maintenance of IT equipment throughout the Fulfillment Center.
- Troubleshooted of all IT related equipment such as PCs, wireless handheld devices, thin clients, printers and other end user devices.
- Responsible for the RMA and repair process for all devices under warranty.
- Participated in learning new technologies and career development opportunities.
I hold professional certifications in…
And school certifications as a…
- Computer Technician
- Computer Support Associate
- Network Security Associate
- ITAA Information Security Awareness
Competed in CyberSEED in October 2017
- Placed 2nd at the 2017 CyberSEED Capture the Flag competition at University of Connecticut. The Capture the Flag Competition touched on a variety of cybersecurity challenges including a set of flags focusing on protection and exploitation of IOT devices. This year’s competition included network analytics and forensics, cryptography and steganography, radio transmission security and exploitation, IOT security and software analytics to identify and exploit programming defects. The competition will require breadth of skills including some basic scripted programming capabilities as well as a facility with network monitoring and forensics tools.
Competed in the Cyber Defense Competition in April 2016
- Participated in the 1st ever Cyber Defense Competition. Where we were given information on the types and kinds of virtual machines, ICS, SCADA systems, processes running on the PLCs and on HMI, Raspberry Pi logistics, information on acceptable ranges for metered values, needed services, website access, networking information, and how the White Team (scoring supervisors) will be monitoring the availability of the our services, all the while educating the Green Team on functionality.
Attended the United States Cyber Challenge Camp in July 2015
- Ranked top in national cyber challenge quiz, then invited to attend the U.S. Cyber Challenge Camp. Learned key skills in penetration testing using Metasploit, web apps testing with Burpe & ZAP, and packet crafting with Scapy! Additionally, competed in a team-based CTF, and took 1st place, to win a $1000 scholarship & a trip to Washington D.C.
Awarded the Illinois Tech Foundation For the Future Award in March 2015
- In its 8th year, this event by the Illinois Technology Foundation will honor fifty up-and-coming Illinois students who have proven determination through their education and deeds in the application of technology. Received a plaque recognizing the skills and determination showed through
Competed in the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in February 2015
- Protected and configured an enterprise network infrastructure and business information system. Assumed administrative and protective duties of a commercial enterprise network. Followed directives from competition management while under the duress of malicious activity by the red team