Cyber Ready

Cybersecurity and Software Engineering enthusiast Jorge Garcia / / B.Sc. CS - Concentration in Cybersecurity - CMMC-Registred Practitioner


CS - IT - Cybersecurity

Experience in software, Systems Admin, networks, and both offensive and defensive cybersecurity.

Undergraduate Research Assistant --> Currently doing research under Dr. Fonseca

  • Optical Character Recognition and developing a plugin to read, parse, and analyze data on a webapp.
  • Social Distancing detector using Deep Learning, OpenCV, and YOLOv3 with a paper to be published by The University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
  • A polaroid filter extraction application using Conditional Adversarial Networks and OpenCV. Paper to be published by ITNG.

Information Technology Specialist --> Currently working part-time for the Deptartment of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Monitor internal subnet for intrusions and develop documentation and procedures for incident response.
  • Develop new web-apps for monitoring and logging and automate processes and procedures.
  • Assess and troubleshoot computer problems brought by students, faculty and staff.
  • Maintain and monitor workstations, labs, student-facing servers, faculty-facing servers, and networks.

Cybersecurity Intern --> Currently interning for Maryland Innovation and Security Institute, in the Cyber Education Diversity Cybership as part of the Cybersecurity Education Diversity Initiative (CEDI), a DoD initiative. The CEDI Project is a collaboration between National Security Agency’s National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-E) Program Management Office and the DoD’s Office of Industrial Policy, Small Business Program’s (OSBP) Mentor Protégé Program(MPP), to expand national access to cyber education.

CMMC-RP certified

Certified by the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Acreditation Body as a Registered Practitionner. Credentials are publicly available in the CMMC-AB marketpalce

  • Completed the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification CMMC - as a Registered Practitioner. Credentials are publicly available in the CMMC-AB marketplace
  • Building skills and hands-on experience with CMMC assesments in the Jensie Platform.
  • Building skills in network and log analysis using Elastic traningns for Elastic Stack.
  • Training & compliance -> NIST SP 800-171.
  • Training & compliance -> NIST SP 800-53.

Cybersecurity Club Officer --> Currently an officer of the University of Nevada Las Vegas' cybersecurity club layer zero where I manage the website and write cybersecurity blog posts.

  • Compete in CTFs both individually and in team games with layer-zero membeers.
  • Spinned-up, configured, and set up an instance of Security Shepherd, a training platform developed by OWASP for club triniing sessions.
  • Organize cybersecurity conferences and trainings for the club.
  • Train new members on introductory subjects to cybersecurity, linux, and networking.

Volunteer --> Currently volunteer for Cimarron Memorial High School through Layer-Zero in a program were we mentor and guide their newly formed cybersecurity club.

Volunteer --> Currently volunteer for my local OWASP chapter in Las Vegas, where I help set up the quaterly member meetings and got sponsored by them to attend Black Hat.



Flix-iOS app ->Flix is an app that allows users to browse movies from the The Movie Database API. This was developed as a POC to learn:

  • Swift
  • UIkit
  • Cocoapods
  • web APIs

Home-Lab I build my network infrastructure and homelab to practice cybersecurity concepts in a safee and secure way, while implementing and testing many tools.

  • Unbound DNS
  • OpenVPN
  • pfsense virtual machine-network
  • Virtual pfSense routers
  • Puppet CMS
  • Elastic stack
  • QRadar Community Edition
  • PiHole DNS blocker
  • Local Instance of Security Shepherd
  • VSCode Server

WIP: As an exercise in completeness, I decided to write documentation to simulate an Organization Seeking Certification (OSC), so I am currently writing a System Security Plan in according to CMMC requirements, along with NIST SP 800-171, and NIST SP 800-53

Technical Skills

Experience with several programming languages, tools, frameworks, and libraries.


Languages, Frameworks, Developer Tools, and Libraries.

  • Swift
  • Bash
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Java
  • Latex
  • SwiftUI
  • cocoapods
  • Git
  • Docker-Kubernetes
  • Elastic Stack
  • Qradar
  • Proxmox
  • Ovirt
  • Puppet Config Manager
  • Nagios Monitoring
  • Ansible
  • Active Directory
  • Pandas
  • NumPy
  • OpenCV
  • Tesseract
  • YOLOv3

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Currently being migrated from the layer-zero website but you can check it out here:

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