Bogdan Vlad B.

Security Engineer

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My experience


PentalogSeptember 2019 - Present

Security Engineer within Pentalog group.
  • Created and implemented security policies with regard to the communications infrastructure of both the company and it's customers.
  • Streamlined existing procedures and implemented a more structured security approach by helping customers ease into the application of a
    agreed Security Maturity Model.
  • Extended and improved secure access to resources towards a unified solution that would mitigate both inside and outside threats.
  • Improved network and infrastructure visibility by implementing AT&T CyberSecurity SIEM (formerly known as AlienVault) solution.
  • Helped in creating implementing managing security policies.
  • Helped the security department evolve into an MSSP providing quality security services to it's customers.

FreelanceMay 2009 - September 2019

Security Specialist
  • Executed local business requirements in line with IT standards and policies, respecting any relevant local legal dependencies.
  • Planning and design for distributed infrastructure spanning over multiple DC's, locations and continents, according to Cisco's
    Architecture and Design Principles.
  • Planning and design for capacity provisioning and increase on existing network infrastructures, including extensions and mergers of
    newly acquired companies, using multiple network L2/3 technologies, with regard to high availability, scale-up and scale-out scenarios.
  • Planning and design for enterprise Remote Access Solutions, including permanent / on-demand, site-to-site and teleworker access
  • Network equipment and technology assessment.
  • Maintaining the overall network architecture, and plan network related road-map and life-cycle.
  • Responsible for creating network designs(HLD & LLD) including bills of material, drawings, and device configurations based on client
    requirements for small / medium / large scale projects.
  • Identifying and interpreting business requirements into technical solutions framework.
  • Specialized in the delivery of innovative network solutions, plan and build an enterprise infrastructure for supporting data integration
  • Planning and design for controller-based enterprise WLAN solutions for local and remote offices.
  • Planning, design and deployment of virtualization environments using vmWare vSphere and vmWare Horizon product line.
  • Planning and design for centralized authentication, authorization and accounting services for infrastructure and service access, taking
    into account both open-source and proprietary technologies.
  • Planning and design for large area wireless distribution and access solutions, using licensed and unlicensed radio spectrum, taking into
    account both L2 and L3 redundancy methodologies.

SchaefflerDecember 2017 - August 2019

Network Engineer within a global supplier to the automotive and industrial sectors, its portfolio includes high-precision components and systems for engine, transmission, and chassis applications as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications.
  • Coordinated with other units for roll out of a new centralized remote access VPN solution including detailed technical troubleshooting.
  • Collaboration with fellow IT teams to translate business requirements into technical solutions to meet business needs.
  • Configured and implemented VPN solutions to provide client access and web portal functionality.
  • Gained familiarity and experience with Pulse Secure product family, including PCS, PPS, PulseOne and Licensing.
  • Tested and designed flexible solutions to meet new technical requirements and business needs.
  • Tended to the aspects of end-to-end system ownership for the RAS infrastructure (operating system configuration, encryption and policy
    configuration and modification, system upgrades and patching, etc.)
  • Analysis and assessment of network environments and project planning to implement new solutions into existing architectures, and
    network diagramming and documentation.
  • Advanced network-based troubleshooting utilizing traffic logs, packet capture tools, etc., 
  • Reviewed of existing and proposed network security solutions for compliance to industry best practices and company policy.
  • Consulted with other internal and external teams as a network security subject matter expert.
  • Collaborated with internal and external team members to promote knowledge sharing and education of best practices.
  • Advocated for and enforce security principles, compliance and best practices with individuals and teams throughout the company.
  • Provided quality, operations-focused technical service to internal and external customers of varying skill sets and professional levels.
  • Implemented and managed segregation policies related to existing IPS infrastructure. 
  • Managed and implemented additional assets in the existing IPS worldwide infrastructure.
  • Gained familiarity and experience with McAfee IPS sensors (M2950, 7100, 7150, 7250) and NSM appliance. 

SensyTouchApril 2016 - November 2017

Network Engineer within an IT and services company which  develops, engineers and markets multi-touch solutions, featuring slender, elegant design, responsive, fast interaction for a broad range of industries.
  • Design and deployment of data and storage network architectures and provide IP technical solution for new projects. 
  • Defined network strategy and determined Network Technology Standards to support both current and future business needs, for both
    company and customer projects.
  • Collaborated with both fellow and customer IT teams to translate business requirements into technical solutions to meet business needs.
  • Planed core network augmentation strategies to support new and predicted requirements for customer infrastructure.
  • Designed and structured network capacity planning and monitoring strategy.
  • Maintenance of the overall network architecture and multi-year roadmap.
  • Responsible for creation both HLD and LLD for network projects and services.
  • Leveraged multi-vendor product lines in order to achieve better cost/benefits ratio.
  • Interpretation of new business requirements into viable and cost-effective technical network solutions.
  • Creation and deployment of high-speed converged network, architectural and network traffic consolidation design.
  • Reducing both
    Capital and Operational Expense for hardware, power, cooling and IT administration.
  • Providing technology road-maps governed by strategic direction, business requirements as well as resourcing and financial constraints.
  • Liaising with enterprise, server and applications architects to ensure alignment across technology portfolios.
  • Delivery of innovative network solutions.
  • Planning and building an enterprise infrastructure for supporting data integration
  • Advising the corresponding operational departments about new technologies, technology improvements.
  • Proof of concept, pilot program solution design and deployment for new projects.

Wind River SystemsNovember 2014 - March 2016

Network Specialist within a computer software company which provides embedded OS, IoT solutions, industrial networking, telecommunications.
  • Provided 2nd and 3rd level IT and network support service for users on site(s), assess, deploy and maintain IT infrastructure and
  • Provided 2nd and 3rd level support for Cisco-centric RAS infrastructure with MFA support.
  • Maintenance and upgrade of Cisco networking and security equipment.
  • Supported and troubleshot for Microsoft AD account and resource integration.
  • Deployed and optimized new communication infrastructure and services.

RDS & RCSAugust 2006 - November 2014

Network Specialist within a Romanian telecommunication company which provides internet, cable and satellite television services and is the largest alternative provider of fixed telephony services. 
  • Monitoring, deployment and troubleshooting of new and existing regional GPON equipment and infrastructure.
  • Update and maintenance
  • Managing upgrade paths for OLT equipment.
  • Implementing hierarchical update procedures and providing 3rd level support
  • Testing and solution design for L1 redundancy, PON Multipath, and 10GPON multi tennant implementation scenario.
  • PON infrastructure deployment for FTTx last-mile solutions for tri or quad-play communications services.
  • Monitoring various aspects of the network.
  • Troubleshooting various problems related to corporate customer IP services, MPLS
    circuits, PON network infrastructure and customer routing services.
  • Monitoring and troubleshoot of existing regional core services.
  • Monitoring and troubleshoot last-mile infrastructure and access network. 

A.P.A.May 2005 - August 2006

Network Administrator within a public sector company which provides telecom services.
  • Network planning, deployment and troubleshooting
  • Design and and deployment of the long-range back-haul wireless links 
  • File storage, electronic data archiving and processing services.

ANSVApril 2004 - May 2005

Network Administrator within a public sector company which provides telecom services.
  • Acquisition, deployment and maintenance of IT and network resources and infrastructure.
  • Network security monitoring, centralized network authentication and accounting services implementation

Aietes TelecomSeptember 2003 - April 2004

Network Engineer within a company which provides network and telecom services.
  • Design, deployment and maintenance of terrestrial network infrastructure, layer 2 switched access network.
  • Maintenance of H323 VoIP
    services, periodical infrastructure upgrades.
  • Partial design and maintenance of upgraded metropolitan transport network. 
  • Design of wireless access network for rural

My stack

Spoken languages

ENGLISH: Advanced
ROMANIAN: Native speaker


Cisco Switches, Cisco



Embedded and Telecom


Networks and Systems

Cisco IOS, IPsec, 802.1Q, VMware vSphere, VPN, VMWare, Cisco VPN

My education and trainings

Bachelor’s Degree - Economics, 1 Decembrie 1918 University, Alba-Iulia.1999 - 2003

My tests

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