Corey McCown Designs

Corey McCown, M.S.

A technology and security tinkerer in the Greater Atlanta Area
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My primary goal is to continue to expand my knowledge in the ever growing field of information technology.


Information Security Analyst III – University of North Georgia

March 2016 - Present

Information Security Analyst II
June 2017 - January 2019
Information Security Analyst I
March 2016 - June 2017

Conduct internal vulnerability scanning and penetration testing. Provide incident response upon discovery and verification of malicious infections. Proactively analyze and monitor the University systems and networks. Coordinate with other divisions of information technology for security assessments. Assist with evaluating and reporting of new software for campus usage. Research latest trends in security for information technology.

I.T. Service Desk Technician I – University of North Georgia

August 2013 - March 2016

Developed and maintain numerous applications for use in an enterprise environment, including UNIX and web based applications. Develop and deploy Windows operating system images. Assist and work closely with a team providing tier I and tier II technical support for all campuses of the university. Removal of malicious software. Software and hardware troubleshooting and diagnostics.

Freelance Development – Corey McCown Designs

Developed multiple web based applications using PHP, MySQL, JQuery / JavaScript, and other web architectures. Development includes social media, ecommerce and forum communities. Designed numerous company logos and other graphic design experience.


Well experienced in applying knowledge of current cybersecurity trends and vulnerabilities to mitigate risk throughout organizations. Developed a number of solutions, ranging from web to mobile platforms. Experience with multi-tasking in a busy environment. Works well in small teams and among large groups.

Security Skillset : Experience conducting internal vulnerability scanning and penetration testing. Knowledge of log aggregation and parsing in a distributed environment using data platforms such as Splunk. Incident response experience related to both security and non-security incidents. Experience in managing, configuring, and hardening Linux servers via remote solutions like Ansible. Experience in enterprise application development and support.

Familiar Programming & Scripting Languages : Python, PHP, SQL, JavaScript / JQuery, Java, C++

Familiar Penetration Testing & Vulnerability Management Solutions : Experienced in working with industry standard open source tools, such as nmap (including many NSE scripts), Metasploit, sqlmap, and wpscan. Working knowledge of many commercially available tools, such as Rapid7 Nexpose and the Insight Platform, and Burp Suite.

Customer Support : Excellent oral and written communication. Experience providing customer service through telephone, email, text message, instant messaging and social media platforms.


Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, GA

Master of Science in Computer Science
Specialization in Computing Systems

Completed Courses : Introduction to Information Security, Computer Networks, Network Security, Introduction to Cyber Physical Systems Security, Software Development Processes, Software Analysis & Testing, Software Architecture & Design, Information Security Policies, Data Analytics & Security, Introduction to Graduate Algorithms

Overall GPA : 3.60 / 4.00

University of North Georgia – Dahlonega, GA

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Minor in Mobile Application Development

Upper Level Computer Science Courses Studied : Web Programming, Mobile Application Development, Data Structures and Analysis, Programming Languages, Software Development, Software Engineering, Information Security, Management of Information Security, Intelligent Systems, Embedded Systems, Object Oriented Systems, Operating Systems and File Organization.

Computer Science GPA : 3.75 / 4.00


Penetration Tester (GPEN) – GIAC

October 2020

The GIAC Penetration Tester certification validates a practitioner's ability to properly conduct a penetration test, using best practice techniques and methodologies. GPEN certification holders have the knowledge and skills to conduct exploits and engage in detailed reconnaissance, as well as utilize a process-oriented approach to penetration testing projects.

Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT) – GIAC

May 2017

This certification measures an individuals understanding of web application exploits and penetration testing methodology. Web applications are one of the most significant points of vulnerability in org anizations today. Web app holes have resulted in the theft of millions of credit cards, major financial loss, and damaged reputations for hundreds of enterprises. The number of computers compromised by visiting web sites altered by attackers is too high to count. Check your web applications for holes before the bad guys do.

ITILv3 Foundation Certification in IT Service Management – AXELOS

May 2016

Certification ensures knowledge of key elements, concepts and terminology used in the ITIL service lifecycle, including the links between lifecycle stages, the processes used and their contribution to IT service management practices.

Security+ Certified Professional – CompTIA

September 2016

Certification validates foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. CompTIA Security+ certification covers network security, compliance and operation security, threats and vulnerabilitie s as well as application, data and host security.

A+ Certified Technician – CompTIA

March 2015

Certification validates core understanding of hardware and software technologies in an enterprise environment and verifies the skills necessary to provide support for complete information technology infras tructures.

GIAC GPEN Certification Badge GIAC GWAPT Certification Badge CompTIA Security+ Certification Badge CompTIA A+ Certification Badge

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