Career Profile

Committed cybersecurity professional with more than four years of active-duty U.S. Air Force cyber defense operations experience specializing in offensive security, ethical hacking, penetration testing, and red teaming, looking to transition out of the public sector. Technician for 3,100 joint service personnel with access to a telecommunications network worth $55 million. Coordinated workflow by synchronizing seven work centers and completing 5,000 trouble tickets in sustaining 8,000 network devices enabling 43 F-16 fighter aircraft and furthering the North Korean nuclear deterrence mission over two years.

  • B.S. Cybersecurity (WIP)

  • CISSP

  • PenTest+ (WIP)

  • CCNA

  • Cloud+

  • Linux+

  • Security+

  • Network+

  • Top 1% TryHackMe

  • Home lab & Self-learner

 

Core Competencies & Skills

  • Information security

  • Security testing

  • Assessment reporting

  • Network exploitation

  • Web exploitation

  • System exploitation

  • Privilege escalation

  • Management & Policy

  • Governance

  • Compliance

  • Risk management

  • Threat analysis

  • Vulnerability analysis

  • Access control

  • Cyber forensics

  • Incident response

  • Architecture design

  • Cryptography

  • Virtualization

  • Automation

  • Programmability

  • Python

  • Cloud computing

  • System administration

  • Network engineering

  • Hardware/Software

  • Configuration

  • Installation

  • Troubleshooting

  • Business administration 

 

Professional Experience

  • United States Air Force | Worldwide                                     April 2018 – Present

    To fly, fight, and win…airpower anytime, anywhere.

    Cyber Defense Operations (1D771) | Active Duty

    Manages and performs Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) and cyber support functions (DoDIN operations) in garrison and at deployed locations. Surveys, secures, protects, defends, preserves, designs, builds, operates, and extends data, networks, net-centric capabilities, and other designated systems.

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  • Apache Industrial Services | Canton, Ohio                        August 2013 April 2018

    The most complete and effective set of industrial services
    available for today’s market.

    Construction Laborer | Full Time

    Painting, sandblasting, fireproofing, asbestos abatement, lead abatement, scaffold building, and safety in oil refineries, chemical plants, and pipelines across Ohio as a contractor.

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  • Ponderosa Steakhouse | Carrollton, Ohio                      August 2010 – August 2013

    To provide wholesome family dining at a fair price.
    By maintaining quality steakhouses and bountiful buffets.

    Food Production Worker | Part Time to Full Time

    Duties include meat carving and serving, cook assistant, server assistant, dishwashing, and cleaning.  

 

Professional Certifications

October 28, 2022

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  • (ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    Certification Number: 1029670
                                               

  • CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional (CNVP)

December 3, 2022

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PenTest+ Coming Soon

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
    Cisco ID No.: CSCO13691669
    Verification No.: G488EB7HPHQQ1JG8                                                

September 10, 2021

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  • CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional (CSCP)

November 11, 2022

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  • CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional (CCAP)

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November 11, 2022

  • CompTIA Linux Network Professional (CLNP)

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October 2, 2021

 

Education

  • University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC)                   October 2019  2023 
    Bachelor of Science (BS) in Cybersecurity Management & Policy
    Minor in Business Administration
    3.95 GPA

     

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  • Community College of The Air Force (CCAF)                     June 2018 – Coming Soon 
    Associate of Science (AS) in Information Systems Technology

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  • Carrollton High School (CHS)                                                            May 2012
    High School Diploma

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Home Labs & Self Learning

TryHackMe                                                                     tryhackme.com/KyserClark

  • In the top 1%

  • 131 rooms completed

  • Level 11

  • 21 badges

  • Seven learning paths

  • 182-day+ streak

  • Two room writeups

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100 Days of Code (Python)                 kyserclark.com/blog/categories/100-days-of-code

  • 219 hours

  • Two Udemy courses

  • Read two books

  • Programmed two games

  • Network automation lab

  • Netmiko & NAPALM

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Extras                

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) courses

  • Many Cisco Packet Tracer labs

  • Active Directory hacking lab

 

Military Service

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Decorations
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Permanent Duty Stations

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  • Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson                             November 19, 2020  Present
    Anchorage, Alaska, USA
    732nd Air Mobility Squadron | Air Mobility Command
    2nd Permanent Duty Station

515th Air Mobility Operations Wing Commander's Coin x2 - Colonel

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Chief Master Sergeant Coin

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715TH Air Mobility Operations Group
Airman of the Quarter - Q4 2021

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ALS Graduate

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Airman of the Quarter - Q3 2021

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Airman of the Quarter - Q4 2021

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  • Kunsan Air Base                                            November 6, 2018  November 6, 2020
    Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
    8th Communications Squadron | Pacific Air Forces

    1st Permanent Duty Station

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  • Keesler Air Force Base                                         June 24, 2018  October 10, 2018
    Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
    336th Training Squadron | Air Education and Training Command
    Technical School

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  • Lackland Air Force Base                                           April 24, 2018  June 24, 2018
    San Antonio, Texas, USA
    320th Training Squadron | Air Education and Training Command

    Basic Military Training

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Airman's Coin

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Temporary Duty Stations

  • Ramstein Air Base                                     September 16, 2022  September 23, 2022
    Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

    Temporary Duty Station

  • Keesler Air Force Base                                               April 24, 2022  May 5, 2022
    Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

    Temporary Duty Station

  • Anderson Air Force Base                                    February 20, 2022  March 6, 2022
    Yigo, Guam

    Temporary Duty Station

Ranks

  • Staff Sergeant (SSgt)  |  E-5
    Selection Date: August 24, 2021
    Effective Dates: July 1, 2022 - Present

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  • Senior Airman (SrA)  |  E-4
    Effective Dates: October 22, 2020  June 30, 2022 

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  • Airman First Class (A1C)  |  E-3
    Effective Dates: September 19, 2018  October 21, 2020

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  • Airman Basic (AB)  |  E-1
    Effective Dates: April 24, 2018  September 19, 2018