Sifer Aseph

Software Engineering | Cybersecurity

Remote
ABOUT

Hi! My name is Sif. Thank you for visiting! I am open to a part / full time position in a Software Engineer or Cybersecurity role, preferably remote. I finished my Master's program early this year and I am currently working in an amazing company that delivers Identity Management and Cloud solutions to clients big and small. One of my interest is creating and using tools to defend this country and the organizations in this country. I have experience writing production level code. Whether it's for a potential project or just to say hi, please don't hesitate to reach out.

SKILLS

I've been exposed to a lot of stacks personally and professionally. As I'm early in my career, this section will continue to grow.

Software Engineering
Preferred Languages
  • Python 3
  • C++
Languages
  • Python 2
  • C
  • Objective-C
  • Swift
  • Perl
  • JavaScript
  • C#

Tools
  • Compiler: Xcode
  • Editor: Atom, VI / Emacs
  • Environment: Virtual Environments / pip
  • Repo: Git / GitHub
  • Project Management: Jira

Operating Systems
  • macOS
  • Linux
  • Windows
 
Data Science
Data Analytics
  • Jupyter
  • Pandas
  • NumPy
  • MSSQL
  • Excel, JSON

Big Data
  • GCP (Google Cloud Platform)
    • BigQuery
  • AWS (Amazon Web Services)
    • S3

Market Finance
  • Bloomberg Terminal
 
Web Development
Full-Stack Development
  • Django
  • Flask
  • XAMPP
  • LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)

Frontend
  • HTML/CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • jQuery

Backend
  • PHP
  • MySQL
 
Hobby
Game Development
  • Modding
  • Kivy
  • pygame
  • Unreal
  • Unity
 
Lab
Distributions
  • Kali
  • Slackware

Programs
  • Network Scanner: Nmap
  • Vulnerability Scanner: Nessus
  • Web Scanner: Nikto
  • Packet Analyzer: Wireshark
  • SIEM: OSSIM
CONTESTS
 

I'm a regular participant of contests. I'm always up for a challenge (if you need an extra member, feel free to reach out!).
I have a blue belt in BJJ with some experience in other martial arts as well. I'm generally apolitical. No preference to pronoun either.

PROJECTS

Privacy Tracker

I wrote Privacy Tracker to be an on-going online project where I track companies and their privacy practice. It is true that many companies are unwilling or unable to enforce their privacy policy (let alone other policies they claim have).

information security, compliance, privacy policy, django, python, mysql, full-stack, data modeling, sdlc, user interfaces

Malware Scanner

I created an online and offline tool to make it easier scan malware hashes. While performing analysis, you often want to know if it's a known problem or if it's new. If you're curious (it's perfectly safe), feel free to visit this site and take a look at the MD5 hashes (https://virusshare.com/hashes) of virus samples.

cybersecurity, api, malware analysis, hashing, python
 
No Gato

I was trying to convince my significant other that I didn't want a cat by showing her all the possibilities of cats out there. She would look at random pictures of cats and be indecisive. It worked for a while until she brought home a cat from a family friend.

cats, breeds, python, flask, api
"What Grade Would NYU Give Me?"

I decided to have a little fun after I read an article about Harvard's grade inflation. Just hit refresh if you're not happy with your grade. I don't believe my alma mater to have this problem, so I created this site to reflect that. The original generator site for Harvard showed that you could only get a grade of A or B.

schools, universities, php, javascript, random, bootstrap

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Government
Financial Technology
Psyance
Cybersecurity Engineer  
Bloomberg LP
Global Data Analyst  
John Lisyanskiy Campaign Office
Information Technology Intern  
NYC Human Resources Administration
Software Engineering Intern

RECREATIONAL

Mirroring

The Programming Language Beacon

I wrote a Wget shell script to mirror the page. It is one of my most cited page in language wars discussions.

The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D

Inspiring work, since I could relate to it. Please visit the original author, Matt Might's site for this file at The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D.

 

Experimental

Crawlers

Created crawlers that can go and scrape various sites (if you have my code, don't do it without the site owner's permission)

Conway's Game of Life

Experimenting with cellular automaton

 
Codebook

A Facebook clone

 

Open Source

Siferwine

My Slackware package build for Wine. Latest Wine SlackBuild version: 1.1.42

nrg4iso

My fix, convert Nero image files to ISO format, original author: Martin Akesson

 

Visualization

Visuals

Visualizing for data analytics

 

Gaming

TooManyTells

World of Warcraft add-on, original author: _ForgeUser118978

lua
Breakout

A simple breakout game

 

DnD / RPG Character Sheet Generator

Sets base attributes for character. (For mage, have higher range in mg than str and agi. For warrior, have higher range in str than agi and mg. For rogue, have higher range in agi than str and mg.)


EDUCATION
Western Governors University
MS in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance  
New York University Tandon School of Engineering
BS in Computer Science
Minor in Cybersecurity
Capstone, Cirquet
Our capstone was a group project for our capstone classes. It was written in Swift / Objective-C and used the Vapor framework. We wanted to try to change how events were held.
CUNY Kingsborough Community College
AS in Computer Science (transferred)
 
Activities and Societies
  • Peer Advisor-Student Ambassador, Co-Leadership
  • Student Government
  • Executive Committee of Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation Board of Directors
  • Food Service Committee
  • CUNYFirst Committee
  • Math and Science Council Representative
Club Leadership
  • Civility Club - Vice President
  • Part Time & Evening Council - Treasurer
Organizations
  • Phi Theta Kappa - Xi Kappa Chapter (2012)
  • The National Society of Leadership and Success (2012)
CONTINUING EDUCATION

I love learning. I've taken so many courses, that not all of them are listed here. I also have a lot of stuff from my community college but that was a long time ago.. My resume will have the latest stuff.

  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH v10)
  • ISACA A Guide to CMMC Implementation
  • Bloomberg Certified First Aid/AED/CPR
  • freeCodeCamp Responsive Web Design
  • Lynda.com IT Security Specialist
  • MTA 98-367 Security Fundamentals
  • SANS New to Cyber Summit 2021
  • SANS ICS-Houston Security Briefing
  • SANS Ransomware & Malvertising: Dominating the Threat Landscape
  • SANS Beyond Infiltration: Conquering all Stages of the Attack Lifecycle
  • CompTIA A+ 2007 (IT Technician)
  • University of Illinois Certified Linux/Unix System Administrator
  • University of Illinois C Programming
  • W3Schools Certified HTML Developer
Coursera
  1. AI Foundations for Everyone Specialization
    1. Getting Started with AI using IBM Watson
    2. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)
    3. Building AI Powered Chatbots Without Programming
  2. AWS Fundamentals: Going Cloud-Native
  3. Learn to Program: The Fundamentals
  4. Data Science Math Skills
  5. International Cyber Conflicts
  6. Understanding Research Methods
  7. Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy
  8. How Things Work 1
  9. Science Matters: Let’s Talk About COVID-19
  10. Neuroethics
  11. Vaccines
  12. Diabetes – the Essential Facts
  13. Introduction to the Biology of Cancer
  14. Psychological First Aid
  15. Stanford Introduction to Food and Health
  16. The Science of Well-Being
  17. New Models of Business in Society
  18. Developing Innovation Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship
  19. Viral Marketing and How to Craft Contagious Content
  20. Financial Markets
  21. Moral Foundation of Politics
  22. The Kennedy Half Century
 
LinkedIn
  1. Creative Spark: Grammar Girl, Changing Writing One Word at a Time
  2. Learning REST APIs
  3. What is Graphic Design?
  4. Ace Your Annual Review
  5. Extreme Productivity (Blinkist Summary)
FUN FACTS
  1. I once worked in the field for the US Census Bureau. This job is only available every 10 years as mandated by the US Constitution.
  2. I have also worked as a Poll Worker a few times.
  3. I'm a foodie. As long as I have something cold to drink, you can feed me almost anything.
  4. Did you know FAQ is also "facts and questions," not just "frequently asked questions?"
CONTACT

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