Juan Guarnizo

Cybersecurity Engineer
#PhD #SecOps #Research #Blockchain #Cryptography

Profile

Enthusiast cybersecurity engineer with four years of experience in the private and academic sectors. I am currently in the final year of my Ph.D. program, where I conduct research on blockchain and security applications in order to design trustless systems adopting data transparency.

Contact

Email: juan_guarnizo [at] mymail.sutd.edu.sg
LinkedIn: @juan794
Github: @juan794

Education

PhD

Singapore University of Technology and Design

2017 - 2022

Master in Information Security

Universidad de los Andes

2013 - 2016

Bachelor in Computer Engineering

Universidad de los Llanos

2007 - 2012

Languages

Spanish - Native proficiency
English - Professional proficiency

Experience

Research Assistant - STEE-SUTD Cyber Security Lab

at Singapore University of Technology and Design | Aug 2016 - Sep 2017

A cybersecurity researcher working on machine learning projects employing behavioral biometrics approaches to prevent insider attacks on corporations. I developed a multi- model authentication system that uses mouse movements and keystroke patterns to identify unauthorized users on devices.

Research Assistant - RESILIoT Lab

at Singapore University of Technology and Design | Mar 2016 - Aug 2017

A research member working on various cybersecurity projects, focusing primarily on the safety and security of devices in cyber physical systems. I participated in the creation of Honeypots to gain a better understanding of cyberattacks that target Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Specialized Analyst - Information Security Department

at AV Villas Bank | Sep 2015 - Jan 2016

A security risk analyst for the Department of Information Security. The administrator of the platforms for vulnerability scanning and data loss prevention. I upgraded our QRadar scanner and developed a tool to extract daily scanning results directly from the embedded database and feed the company’s SIEM for events correlation and automatic metrics.

Professional Analyst - Technologies for the Information Security

at BBVA Colombia Bank | Mar 2015 - Aug 2016

A cybersecurity engineer responsible for the administration and management of a variety of IT and security platforms, including firewalls, web proxy, vulnerability scanners, and ATM protection tools, within the Technologies for the Information Security department.

Senior Consultant

at Krypto Colombia | Nov 2014 - Feb 2015

As an internal outsourcing consultant for the Technologies for the Information Security department, I was responsible for the administration and management of numerous IT and security platforms, such as firewalls, web proxy, vulnerability scanners, and ATM protection tools. I joined the team after a cyberattack in which hackers stole COP$1.024 million by hacking ATMs. I was responsible for restoring and enhancing ATM security using several tools to ensure that over a million devices were fully functional and protected.