Frank Boffey, CISSP


117 Belleview                                                                 (734) 239-3913

Mount Clemens, MI 48043                                    




  I have been working in the IT field for 15 years, focusing on infrastructure and information security for the past eight years including business continuity planning,  policy development, system and network auditing, incident handling procedures, disaster recovery planning and implementation, acceptable use and policy development, firewall implementation and administration, and physical security.

   I also have a firm background in network and system engineering and administration, hardware and software troubleshooting and configuration, and desktop support.




Operating Systems:  Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/2003 • Netware 2/3/4/5

Networks: TCP/IP • IPX • Microsoft

Networking: DNS • TCP/IP • eMail • Cisco • Switching • Routing • Ethernet •SAN • Firewalls

Security: IDS VPN Spam Anti-Virus Policy Disaster Recovery Backup NNM

Recent Coursework: Tripwire 2004 • GSEC 2004 • CCNA 2003 • DNS and Bind 2002 • DNS Security 2002 • Integrating Novell Netware and Windows NT 2000 • Cisco Advanced Router Configuration 1999 • Novell Netware 5 Administration 1999 • HP-UX administration 1998 • Microsoft Project 1998  




Security Analyst  RE FormsNet, LLC


  Responsible to the availability and security of an online transaction system serving the National Association of Realtors including network design, firewalls, IDS, vulnerability assessment and patch management.


System Architect                   National Opinion Research Center at The University of Chicago

1995 – 2003                    

   Responsible for design, implementation and maintenance of information security systems utilizing Cisco IOS and Pix, ISS security suite, HP Openview, Private I syslog analysis, MRTG, proprietary and open-source systems as required for special projects and client requirements.  Liaison to IT Steering Committee on Acceptable Use, Email and general security policies.  Consultant to project managers for contract security requirements, implementation and auditing.

   Participated security and infrastructure requirements of proposals, worked with clients and suppliers on security assurance and interoperability issues. Responsible for enterprise vulnerability testing, managed infrastructure group and consulted with application penetration testing group. 

Implemented TCP/IP management systems, DHCP, DNS and mail filtering bastion hosts systems on sendmail.

      Designed and implemented Storage Area Network for Netware, Windows and HP-UX servers. Supported the Unix (HP-UX and Linux), Netware and MS teams to recommend and evaluate security practices. Worked with vertical-market software suppliers on integrating their products into our security environment. Provided training, mentoring and problem resolution to Infrastructure group, Help Desk and software development groups.  Designed and supported secure communications methods for up to 1500 laptops used by field interviewers and roaming staff.


   Designed and maintained LAN, WAN and remote office VPNs on redundant dedicated and public links utilizing Cisco IOS and BGP over T1, Frame relay and DWDM fiber connections. Worked with contractors to design data center build-outs including electrical, HVAC, UPS, cable plant, fire suppression, remote monitoring and physical security issues.


Partner - Principal Consultant    Innovative Connections / Frank Boffey & Associates

1988 - 1995


  Operated a Value Added Reseller and consultancy focusing on local and wide area networking serving primarily typographers, printers and publishers.  Primary activities were sales, installation and maintenance of digital typesetting equipment, document scanning systems, file servers, printers, cable plants and networking infrastructure equipment.