Andrew

Martin

I have a passion for learning and securing systems. Proven ability to troubleshoot and secure systems, with experience in virtualization, containerization, penetration testing, vulnerability analysis, and defensive practices. Seeking a full-time position in an entry or associate-level role with room for growth.

Education

Michigan Technological University


M.S. Cybersecurity, Network Security Management

Overall GPA: 3.93

Michigan Technological University


B.S. Cybersecurity, System and Network Security

Overall GPA: 3.77 Departmental GPA: 3.90

Certifications

CompTIA Security+


Issued: April 2024

Professional Experience

Michigan Technological University

On-site

Research Assistant, Cybersecurity Training Platform Web Development

Jan 2024Present

Universal Music Group

Remote

Intern, Identity Access Management

May – Aug 2023

Level Data

Remote

Intern, IT Technician

May – Aug 2020/21/22

Additional Relevant Experience

Teaching / Lab Assistant Experience: 

Michigan Technological University

Cybersecurity, Teaching / Lab Assistant 

Information Governance and Risk Management, Teaching / Lab Assistant 

CyberHusky, Teaching / Lab Assistant 

Extracurriculars

Michigan Technological University

Security Team, Networking and Computing Student Association (NCSA)

Michigan Technological University

Member, RedTeam@MTU

Capture The Flag Cybersecurity Competitions

Regularly participates in Capture The Flag-styled competitions such as the National Cyber League and JerseyCTF as a part of Michigan Technological University's RedTeam and individually.


Utilizes offensive security tools such as Kali Linux and actively practices a wide variety of penetration testing and vulnerability analysis techniques.

Home Lab

Manages a dynamic home lab environment comprised of several interconnected virtualization, containerization, and network-attached storage instances


Maintains and implements a variety of services such as pfSense, NGINX Proxy Manager, Portainer, Ubuntu Server, Windows Server 2019, and local and cloud-based Domain Name Systems. In addition, creates unique scripts and programs in Python, BASH, YAML, and Powershell to automate a variety of operations 

Server Cluster for Michigan Technological University's College of Computing

As a Graduate Project, led the design, configuration, and implementation of a high-performance, highly available server cluster to support the Cybersecurity and CNSA programs


Utilizing the Proxmox Hypervisor and TrueNAS Scale, successfully clustered and configured 21x servers, using management tools like TrueCommand, NetBox, Ansible, and Cloud-Init to automate tasks and optimize cluster performance


Created comprehensive documentation for cluster maintenance, ensuring long-term reliability


Significantly improved the Cybersecurity and CNSA program's capabilities through the development of a robust and scalable server infrastructure, resource optimization, and high availability

Technical Skills

Kali Linux & Offensive Cybersecurity Tools

Virtualization Technologies (VMWare/Proxmox)

Containerization (Docker/Kubernetes) 

Version Control Management (GitHub/Bitbucket) 

Microsoft Azure, Active Directory, LDAP, Office 365 Suite

Scripting in Python, BASH, Powershell, and YAML

Web Development in Node.js, Javascript, & HTML

Structured Query Language (SQL)

Domain Name System (DNS) & Reverse Proxy

Windows & Linux Operating Systems

SSL/TLS

Single Sign On (SSO)

Log & Data Analysis

Customer Service

ServiceNow

Data Center Operations

Network/System Configurations

Technical Documentation

References

Yu Cai, Ph.D.

Michigan Technological University, Associate Chair - Department of Applied Computing

2024

Andrew-Martin-2024-Yu-Cai-Reccomendation.pdf

Ronghua (Sam) Xu, Ph.D.

Michigan Technological University

2024

"I had the pleasure of teaching and mentoring Andrew Martin in my course: Blockchain Fundamentals and Applications. In my course, Andrew demonstrated exceptional analytical skills and a keen understanding of complex cryptographic algorithms and security protocols. I also had the opportunity to witness Andrew’s problem-solving abilities during practical project assignments. His innovative thinking and creative approach are invaluable in finding unique solutions and applying theoretical knowledge to real-world challenges. I have been consistently impressed by Andrew’s academic prowess, dedication, and passion for the computing and cybersecurity industry, and I would highly recommend him to potential employers."

Alex Taube

Universal Music Group, Senior Manager - Identity & Access Management

2023

"Andrew worked for me during his summer internship in 2023. He was a consummate professional, always looking for more ways to contribute to the team. He delivered requests quickly and took on tasks that were sometimes challenging and/or tedious without hesitation or complaint. I truly enjoyed working with Andrew over the last several months and would recommend him for virtually any entry-level position in Cybersecurity."

Matt Betts

Level Data Inc., President

2022

"Andrew worked for us at Level Data. He is very bright, talented, curious, and eager to learn. He was always willing to take on new projects. He is a perfectionist who loves new challenges. Andrew’s fantastic communication and interpersonal skills make him exceptional and allow him to stand out from his peers. Andrew has an incredibly bright future and will be a great asset to any organization lucky enough to have him as an employee."

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