Raúl Morales

CyberSecurity MsC with 20+ years of experience in IT Certified Trainer.

Recognized expert in a wide range of technologies committed to translate business goals into reality

Work experience

  • Blue Squad Leader

    Dates Employed Apr 2020 – Present

    Provide day-to-day technical leadership of IBM operational security activities including, but not limited to:
    technical reporting production, platform optimization, technical oversight of critical feedback loops, synchronization of cross-service output, high severity incident support, and security best practices implementation. Provide technical leadership and oversight of cross-functional IBM and client use case development activities, including but not limited to: requirements scoping to include gap analysis, process guidance, synchronization of actions, coverage mapping, and security best practice implementation. Support incident forensics investigation and recovery activities. Capture IBM SME training gaps, communicate to functional management, and monitor resolution. Provide technical oversight of cross-functional IBM escalations to the client and ensure the implementation of associated feedback to optimize the overall service. Capture technical platform requirements, communicate to IBM product owners, and monitor resolution. Produce and brief periodic technical service reviews that assess standard XFTM as well as client-tailored technical KPIs and metrics, track status and service recommendations and actions and their impact to technical KPIs and metrics, identify security risks and opportunities, and recommend actions to advance the overall service and client's posture in accordance with the security program maturity roadmap established by IBM security consulting services. Partner with the client to expand technical reporting requirements beyond standard XFTM metrics with custom KPIs and metrics that are tailored to the client's security program objectives and priorities.

  • Qradar Admin
    Dates Employed Oct 2015 – Apr 2020

    * Maintain Siem (Qradar) implementations for the finance and services industries.
    * Administer QRadar and Linux. Coordinate projects and manage customer relationships.
    * Analyze security events in compliance with HIPAA and federal regulations using Arcsight and Qradar. * Proactively identify and resolve threats, and make recommendations to mitigate damages.
    * Trained new hires in cyber security processes, policies, and best practices.
    * Proposed a new patent for a component to balance loads on audited systems. …

  • Security Analyst

    Dates Employed Oct 2014 – Oct 2015

    Security event analysis
    Behavior prediction
    Threat identification
    Threat alert
    Recommendations for problem mitigation

  • Sales Consultant

    Soluciones AG

    Dates Employed Jan 2014 – Oct 2015

    * Served as a Subject Matter Expert on Embarcadero software with a focus on database administration and optimization, entity relationship models, and application development.
    * Increased sales by 30% through customer cold calling and employee training.
    * Wrote and published several articles in the company newsletter and mercadeo.com on Embarcadero software.

Professional Certifications

Team Solution Design

Issuing authority IBM

IBM Blockchain Essentials

Issuing authority IBM

IBM Mentor

Issuing authority IBM

CompTIA Security+ Certification

Issuing authority CompTIA

Credential Identifier Credential ID COMP001009171216

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Issuing authority (ISC)²

Credential Identifier Credential ID 706803

Certified Ethical Hacker

Issuing authority EC-Council

Credential Identifier Credential ID ecc38150645903