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Gerhard Asiedu-Ofei

Sterling, United States
Incident Response Analyst at Pinnacle Consulting Group Inc
Joined May 31, 2024


About Me: I am a dedicated and results-driven Information Security Analyst with extensive experience in managing risks, mitigating vulnerabilities, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards such as FISMA and NIST. I hold an MBA from Strayer University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wartburg College. Additionally, I am CompTIA Security Plus certified, a Scrum Master, and have completed a Cyber Security Course with 2nd Generation IT Group LLC. Work Interest: My professional journey has equipped me with a robust skill set in cybersecurity and data analysis, which I am eager to leverage in new and challenging environments. I am particularly interested in roles that allow me to blend my technical expertise with my passion for strategic planning and customer service. As a Remote Travel Manager, I am excited about the opportunity to own and operate a travel business, driving sales through strategic marketing efforts, and providing exceptional customer service to clients. The prospect of working remotely, leveraging technology to connect with clients and suppliers, and earning commission based on successful sales is highly appealing to me. Strong Sides: Analytical Skills: I am proficient in analyzing large data sets and deriving actionable insights using tools such as SAS, SQL, Tableau, and R. This capability is essential for identifying trends, making data-driven decisions, and optimizing business operations. Technical Proficiency: I have a wide range of technical skills, including expertise in Jira, Archer, ServiceNow, SharePoint, MS Office Suite, Oracle SQL, Kali Linux, and Wireshark. My technical background ensures that I can effectively utilize technology to enhance productivity and streamline processes. Product Management: My experience in product analysis and strategic development has enabled me to conduct thorough market research, develop strategic recommendations, and execute multi-year state strategies. This is crucial for identifying sales opportunities, negotiating contracts, and closing deals. Regulatory Compliance: I possess competent knowledge of product-related regulations, risk management, and compliance requirements. This ensures that all business activities adhere to legal and regulatory standards, reducing risks and maintaining a high level of integrity. Communication & Collaboration: I have strong communication and interpersonal skills, enabling me to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders. Whether mentoring junior analysts, engaging with clients, or working with suppliers, my ability to communicate clearly and effectively drives successful outcomes. Passion for Travel and Sports: Beyond my professional life, I have a love for the outdoors, sports, and travel. Tennis is a particular passion of mine, and I enjoy the thrill and challenge the game offers. Traveling allows me to explore beautiful sights around the world, enriching my perspective and inspiring my work. With a strong foundation in information security and business administration, coupled with my passion for travel and exploration, I am committed to driving excellence and innovation in any role I undertake. Let's connect and explore how my experience, skills, and passions can contribute to the success of your organization.
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Pinnacle Consulting Group Inc
Feb 2021 – Present
Ashburn, Virginia
Incident Response Analyst
Execute security incident response duties for a federal agency incident response center, ensuring timely resolution of incidents. Mentor junior analysts in standardized incident handling processes, fostering team development and efficiency. Assist in the triage, investigation, and closure of incident tickets using various tools, including Splunk and Microsoft 365 Defender. Contribute to the creation of playbooks and standard operating procedures to streamline incident response processes. Participate in incident response tabletop exercises to enhance preparedness and resilience.