Kavier Koo


Senior Security Engineer | Elastic Stack | Azure | Microfocus ArcSight

Always keen to learn and adopt new skills especially cyber security related

Hobby: to maintain my self-hosted web server (PHP & Wordpress sites) and Dockerized Home Assistant to control IoT devices at home


Experience   

Senior Security Engineer

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Security Engineer

Apr 2021 - Present ()

Apr 2017 - Apr 2021 (4 years)

Quality Assurance Engineer (Internship)

Dec 2015 - Feb 2016 (3 months)

Technical Assistance

Oct 2012 - Feb 2015 (2 years 5 months)

Education   

Asia Pacific University - in collaboration with Staffordshire University

BSC (HONS) IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Specialism: Information System Security

CGPA: 3.23

Jan 2015 - Mar 2017

Asia Pacific University

Diploma in Information and Communications Technology

Part 2 CGPA: 3.04

Part 1 CGPA: 2.50

May 2012 - Oct 2014

SMJK Sam Tet

Malaysian Certificate of Education (MCE)
May 2012 - Oct 2014

Skills   

Main Focusing Products

Cloud Service Provider

ArcSight

Cyber Security SIEM Tools

ArcSight Elastic Stack
Operating Systems
Programming
Languages
Proficiency
English Native
Mandarin Native
Cantonese Native
Malay Elementary
Miscellaneous
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Server, Raspbian, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Kali Linux
Applications Splunk, ManageEngine ELA, SQL, Metaploit, MicroSoft Suites, Home Assistant
Soft Skills Pre-sales presentation for Elastic Stack, Good feedback for PS provided to customers, Great team work as I organize monthly team bonding sessions

Awards & Certifications   

ECE ECE Splunk
  • Apr 2021 - Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals
  • Mar 2019 - Elastic Certified Engineer (v6.5)
  • May 2018 - Splunk Certified User version 6.x
  • Dec 2017 - MicroFocus Security Sales Certification 2017
  • Dec 2017 - MicroFocus Data Security Presales Technical Certification 2017
  • Dec 2017 - MicroFocus Intelligent Security Operations Presales Technical Certification 2017
  • Dec 2016 - Bronze Medal Award for SEDEX 38th Open Innovation Challenge, University Technology Petronas
  • Oct 2013 - Certified Technical Assistant, Asia Pacific University

Interests   

  • Advancing Cyber Security & Networking skills by experimenting with Open Source tools.
  • Developing and Maintaining website hosted on Raspberry Pi.
  • Keeping updated with new or advancing technologies in the I.T. industry.
  • Exploring the Internet of Things.

Portfolio   

Summary of all Projects

Total Project count: 22  


Implementation of Elastic Stack

Financial Services Institute  

Sep 2020
Implementation of Elastic Stack

Telco  

Aug 2020
---- Due to COVID-19, most of the projects were delayed from the period of Jan 2020 to Aug 2020 ----
Technology Refresh of ArcSight Solution

Financial Services Institute  

Jan 2020
Maintenance of ForcePoint DLP

Financial Services Institute  

Nov 2019
Security Operations Center using ArcSight

Casino Sector  

Sep 2019
Technology Refresh of ArcSight Solution

Telco  

May 2019
Technology Refresh of ArcSight Solution

Telco  

Apr 2019
Maintenance for ArcSight Components

Financial Services Institute  

Apr 2019
Maintenance for ArcSight Components

Government Sector  

Mar 2019
Troubleshoot for ArcSight SmartConnector issue

Government Sector  

Feb 2019
Troubleshoot for ArcSight SmartConnector issue

Government Sector  

Feb 2019
Main Speaker for Elastic Stack Workshop (4 hours)

Internal  

Jan 2019
Implementation of Elastic Stack

Audit Sector  

Dec 2018
Data Center Migration & BAU Maintenance

Government Sector  

Dec 2018
Troubleshoot for ArcSight Appliance Down

Resort  

Dec 2018
Technology Refresh of ArcSight Solution

Courier Service Providers  

Nov 2018
Implementation of ArcSight Solution

Government Sector  

Aug 2018
Technology Refresh of ArcSight Solution

Financial Services Institute  

Jul 2018
Implementation of ArcSight Solution

Government Sector  

Mar 2018
Maintainance of ArcSight Solution

Data Center Service Providers  

Sep 2017
Implementation of ArcSight Solution

Government Sector  

Jul 2017
Implementation of ArcSight Solution

Financial Services Institute  

Jun 2017
Final Year Project : QR-ATS

QR-Code Attendance Taking system (aka QR-ATS) was developed for my final year project as an alternative for attendance taking; the aim focused on maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of Laravel PHP, over the time-consuming manual process for attendance taking.

Feb 2017
Malicious Software and Security Programming (MSSP) Assignment

This system was developed in collaboration with my teammate as group assignment for the module MSSP; using Metasploit, the objective was to develop a bot that could take control of a victim's system, and retrieve useful information from it with Python and Ruby language.

Feb 2017

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