Ali Segovia

CyberSecurity Engineer // Miami, FL
E: [email protected] // W: // LINKEDIN

Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing

Master of Science in Cybersecurity // Information Security Track // December 2022

Motivated individual, dedicated team member, and Navy veteran who strives to make lasting contributions to each and every project and workplace. Whether it is creating employee information security training, writing technical documentation for business continuity, or even creating marketing materials, I am a dedicated resource focused on both long and short term goals.

As a technical cybersecurity consultant, I help enterprise level clients optimize their existing toolset and make the right decisions when it comes to investing in their cybersecurity posture and creating solutions to fit their needs. I serve as a technical resource that can be counted on to keep up with the latest and greatest cybersecurity trends and best practices.

Learned //

I am currently a Master of Science student of Cybersecurity at Georgia Institute of Technology, where my focus is technical information security and practices. My anticipated graduation is December 2022.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Internet of Things (IoT) Engineering and a BS in Electrical Engineering, focusing in cyber security and embedded systems from Florida International University. I had the honor of graduating from FIU as Cum Laude and with a World's Ahead recognition from the College of Engineering and Computing.

Loved //

On my free time, I am an avid outdoorswoman. I enjoy managing and writing for my own blog, mountain biking, off-roading my Jeep in challenging terrains, hiking, camping, and glamping. I love road trips and escaping life on the weekends to explore a new park. I also love kayaking and paddleboarding, and heading out to the sandbar with my friends for some sun and fun.

I have a personal passion for the automotive industry, especially in Jeeps and trucks. You can often find me at car shows on the weekends and watching automotive documentaries.

Occasionally, you can find me on the couch binge-watching the latest Marvel shows on Netflix or indulging in my guilty pleasure, The Bachelor or The Bachelorette.


Cybersecurity Consultant

United Data Technologies | May 2019-PRESENT

Supporting member of a team of cyber security consultants performing vulnerability assessments and management, penetration testing, and CISO supporting tasks and analytics. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing stakeholders’ assistance and maintaining contact and client relationships
  • Ensuring scope and objectives of projects are met, managing projects and following through to completion
  • Serving as a cybersecurity subject matter expert in the pre-sales engineering process
  • Collaborating with other business units to develop comprehensive and all-encompassing solutions
  • Providing customers with industry security updates and best-practice improvements
  • Performing vulnerability testing, risk analyses and security assessments and security implementations based on Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls and other standards
  • Performing and reporting various scopes of Risk Assessments (GLBA, PCI, IT, Security, HIPAA, etc)
  • Testing security solutions using industry standard analysis criteria
  • Documenting and updating security processes, investigating possible security exceptions, and maintained and modified security metrics
  • Developing and implementing C-Level reporting structures and providing actionable findings to client IT teams
  • Providing recommendations to cybersecurity programs at client organizations
  • Investigating cyber security breaches or suspicious activities and advising incident responders in the steps to take to investigate and resolve computer security incidents
  • Reporting and analyzing key metrics on security configurations, tickets, etc.
  • Collaborating with other teams to assess risk and develop improvement strategies for security posture, to evaluate cybersecurity posture and test existing controls
  • Delivering technical reports and formal papers on test findings, presenting technical findings to client IT teams and leadership

Digital Operations Associate

GE Digital | February 2018-March 2019

Responsible for solutioning the IT needs of over 300,000 GE employees globally, working with specialized teams to resolve application-specific issues, and resolve network outages in order to maintain maximum up time and service reliability.

  • Researching and resolving network outages, escalating outages to appropriate response teams.
  • Working with specialized teams to resolve issues within business-specific applications such as Oracle, Salesforce, etc.
  • Involved in several piloting programs to assist in creating and proofing new technical processes for the Service Desk.
  • Assisting with modifying current processes and improving general productivity.
  • Mentoring and guiding new employees during training periods. Playing an active role in the development of new employees and their experience.
  • Identifying and creating solutions to be added to the GE Digital Knowledge Base. Identify and suggest possible improvements on process, procedures and or systems.

Solutions Engineer

InfoSight, Inc. | November 2014 - January 2018

Highly engaged with a strong team to deliver managed IT security and infrastructure needs to clients, including small and medium businesses.

  • Trusted resource to handle sensitive credentials for Enterprise level clients
  • Conducting social engineering tests to include designing and capturing phishing emails and responses, physical security testing, and targeted phone calls to determine customer reaction and provide further security training.
  • Monitoring SIEM reports and conducting threat analyses to protect client networks and prevent any possible attacks.
  • Managing internal company and client firewalls to include Dell SonicWall and Cisco ASA.
  • Configuring the service desk ITSM and tailoring to company and client needs.
  • Handling client requests within an SLA period in a timely and efficient manner, providing stakehholder assistance and communication.
  • Communicating with clients and resolving network outages.
  • Customizing company internal portals in various languages such as HTML, CSS, PHP, etc. as well as recreating company website to include incorporating marketing tools for lead generation to benefit the sales process.
  • Managing group policy and active directory for multiple clients. Administrating several Windows environments and servers.
  • Creating and writing company policies and procedures regarding security measures, writing technical process documents in order to preserve company information.
  • Producing videos and marketing materials, customer newsletters and cybersecurity training deliverables, as well as creating e-learning courses on cybersecurity topics for use through a learning management system.

Traffic Studies Engineering Intern

C.H. Perez & Associates Civil Engineering | September 2014 - December 2014
  • Assisting engineers with reading project reports, analyzing and organizing data for presentation.
  • Assisting in collection of field data.
  • Responsible for creating drawings and traffic diagrams in MicroStation.
  • Interpretting and plotting traffic accident reports, assiting civil traffic engineers.


Florida International University

Bachelor of Science in Internet of Things Engineering | May 2019 | GPA: 3.6/4.0
Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering | GPA: 3.4/4.0 | July 2020
Relevant Completed Coursework
  • Engineering Entrepreneurship (EEL 4802)
  • Electronics (EEL 3303)
  • Linear Systems (EEL 3120)
  • Signals and Systems (EEL 3135)
  • Digital Forensics (EEL 4802)
  • Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (EEL 4410)
  • Logic Design (EEL 3712)
  • Circuit Design and Analysis (EEL 3110)
  • Computer Design (CDA 3104 & EEL 4709C)
  • Microcontrollers for IoT (CNT 3122)
  • Sensors for IoT (CNT 3142)
  • Circuits & Electronic Hardware (EGN 2271)
  • Security of IoT (EEE 4717)
  • Wireless Communications for IoT (CNT 3162)
  • Ethical Hacking & Countermeasures (EEL 4806)
  • Computer Operating Systems (CGS 3767)
  • Embedded Operating Systems (EEL 4730)
  • Telecommunication Network Analysis & Design (TCN 4212)
  • Human Computer Interaction (CEN 3721)
  • Computer Data Analysis (CGS 2518)
  • Programming Embedded Systems (EEL 4730)
  • Telecommunication Network Security (TCN 4081)
  • Telecom Networks (TCN 4211)
  • Evaluation of Engineering Data (EIN 3235)
  • Engineering Software Technology (EEL 2880)
  • Engineering Economy (EGN 3613)
  • Computer Applications in Engineering (EEL 3160)
Extracurricular Activities
  • FIU Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • WordCamp Miami 2019: WordPress Development Conference Attendee
  • ShellHacks FIU Hackathon Fall 2018
  • MangoHacks FIU Hackathon Spring 2018
  • WordCamp Miami 2018: WordPress Development Conference Attendee
  • FIU Women in Computer Science
  • FIU Upsilon Pi Epsilon and Association for Computing Machinery

Miami Dade College

Associate of Arts in Computer Science | Fall 2016 - Fall 2017

United States Naval Academy

Control Systems Engineering Track | Summer 2012 - Summer 2014
Extracurricular Activities
  • The LOG Magazine Layout Editor/Writer/Contributor, 2013-2014
  • Midshipman Action Group Company Representative, 2013-2014
  • Yard Patrol Craft Squadron, 2012-2014

Hialeah Gardens High School

Engineering Academy Program | August 2008 - June 2012
Extracurricular Activities
  • Silver Knight Nominee for Social Science (2012), Best All Around (2012)
  • AP Scholar with Distinction (2011), American History Award (2011)
  • Citizenship Award (2009)
  • Do The Right Thing Award (Sept. 2008)


Human Skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Time management
  • Resourceful and independent
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Self-starter motivation
  • Project management
  • Nurturing customer relationships
  • Self learner
Information Security & Compliance
  • CIS Controls, NIST framework, and other regulatory requirements and industry standards
  • Security Monitoring and Escalation
  • Information security industry best practices
  • Active Directory Administration and best practices
  • Windows OS and Server & Systems Administration
  • Vulnerability assessments and management programs
  • Penetration testing
Programming Languages & Tools
Other Competencies
  • Digital Circuit and Logic Design
  • Experience with Wireless Communication Protocols (I2C, ZigBee, Z-Wave, NB-IoT)
  • Experience with Embedded Systems
  • Experience with various Microcontrollers and Microprocessors
  • Experience with sensors and digital hardware
  • AutoCAD, MicroStation, MATLAB
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Linux and Unix OS Experience
  • Kali Linux and Associated Apps, Ethical Hacking
  • Windows OS and Server & Systems Administration
  • Windows Active Directory and Group Policy
  • WordPress Development
  • eCommerce & Shopify Platforms
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
  • Microsoft Office, Exchange, O365, Google Apps
  • Google AdWords & Analytics
  • Content Management Systems


Z-WAVE Vulnerabilities in Smart Home Devices

A project to intercept, capture, and analyze the packets transmitted over the Z-Wave protocol by the Fibaro Motion Sensor and Aeotec Z-Stick using a software defined radio. If not secured, the Z-Wave protocol has many methods of entry and injection. With nodes identified in the packets, it is possible to tell what sensors are on/off. For example, if we can locate the node for a door lock, we will be able to tell if it is locked/unlocked.

Secure Smart Home Thermostat

Using an I2C connection between a Raspberry Pi and a temperature sensor, created a basic "smart thermostat" Android application in Python to read and print the data collected from the sensor. Configured the data to be sent to a web service using SSH.

Decrypting ZigBee Traffic

Setting up a Zigbee network and capturing Samsung Smart Things traffic. Utilizing a known flaw in the Zigbee standard to decrypt the traffic.

Awards & Certifications

  • FIU Spring 2019 Worlds Ahead Graduate
  • FIU Spring 2019 Cum Laude Graduate (GPA 3.6/4.0)
  • FIU Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Dean's List (Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019)
  • Google Analytics Certified Developer
  • Google AdWords Certification
  • Hands On Miami Top 10 Volunteer - 2011
  • Hasbro Community Action Hero Award - June 2010
  • President's Volunteer Service Award - May 2009