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Ahmed Radi

Ahmed Radi

Information Security

Housing Bank for Trade and Finance

Palestinian Territory, ps

Experienced Banking Security with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Skilled in Information Security , and RED HAT . Strong finance professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Computer Science from Alquds University.


Housing Bank for Trade and Finance

Information Security

• Excellent knowledge in SIEM QRADAR (implementation, rules, logs and events)
• Project Review – Actively participate in the development and implementation process of all project plans to insure that risk management is appropriately addressed and reported to management
• Administer company information security testing and protection plans.
• Repository construction (policies, guides, standards, procedures) and tooling
• Oversee hardware infrastructure and keep updates with latest technology.
• Ensure software is patched and able to protect from threats.
• Make recommendations for mitigating identified risks.
• Identified and evaluated potential threats and vulnerabilities.
• Designed training manuals to increase security awareness throughout company.
• Monitored live systems to discover real-time threats.
• Demonstrated effectiveness of security controls.
• Examined and evaluated computer software and hardware to uncover access attempts.
• Assessed incoming threats and developed plans to close loopholes.
• Maintained and tested corporate response plans.
• Project evaluations
• Perform PCI compliance
• Monitored changes on employees codes in all Bank systems(core banking, cards system, AD,etc…
• Directed monthly internal and external network security scans and assessments to minimize and/or eliminate known vulnerabilities (Qualys, Coal Fire, MacAfee)
• Performed password complexity checks to ensure compliance with security standards
• Monitored DB’s to discover changes on them (FortiDB)
• Perform Web Sense, Tacacs,Symantec, mail Netwrix
• Monitored the changes on files in critical Systems using Tripwire FIM

Housing Bank for Trade and Finance


● Managing groups and user accounts assigned permissions to users .
● Installation and configuring DNS ,DHCP servers.
● Configuring FTP server to maintaining the shared folders .
● Integrating to Linux domain and windows clients using Samba server .
● Manage and maintaining Bind , Mail servers (send mail ) , Web servers
(Apache) and virtual hosting .
● Configuring and implementing Linux kernel re-compilation .
● configure open ldap centralized auth server
● Managing printers , modems file systems and security .
● Configuring and implementing DHCP , DNS , SAMBA .
● Troubleshooting and installation of software’s on x86 bit based hardware
● (Network installation ) .
● Disk Management , partitioning tools like (fdisk) etc , file system
● management ext3 , ext4 File system and utilities (mke2fs , tune2fs)
● LVM extending file system on LVM mount , disk Quota .
● Red Hat Linux startup process init /etc/inittab - /etc / init.d service

The housing Bank

• OCA certified (sql +plsql)

The Housing Bank

• Installing and managing Red Hat O.S

The Housing Bank for trade and finance

Internet banking system

Programming system reports & study the customer transaction to direct customer service employees.
Support the system & solve customer problems.
Contribute to the building of the system.
Marketing the system services.

THe housing Bank

IST Switch Admin

ATM Switch :
Responsible for ATM (server & Machines).
Design & programming ATMs reports.
Study customer’s transactions and designing charts.
Debugging system errors & log files

The housing bank

• Deploying PCI project (payment card industrial) protect and secure all equipments related to cards

- The payment card industry (PCI) denotes the debit, credit, ATM, and POS cards and associated businesses.
- PCI requirements:-
1- Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data.
2- Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters.
3- Protect stored cardholder data.
4- Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks.
5- Use and regularly update anti-virus software on all systems commonly affected by malware.
6- Develop and maintain secure systems and applications.
7- Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know.
8- Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access.
9- Restrict physical access to cardholder data.
10- Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data.
11- Regularly test security systems and processes.
12- Maintain a policy that addresses information security.
• Upgrading all Visa electrons (magnetic) to be EMV chip cards (Europe and master card visa), we changed about 20000 cards. PCI Requirements .
What is EMV:
- Is a global standard for credit and debit payment cards based on chip card technology.
- EMV chip-based payment cards, also known as smart cards, contain an embedded microprocessor, a type of small computer. The microprocessor chip contains the information needed to use the card for payment, and is protected by various security features.
- Chip cards are a more secure alternative to traditional magnetic stripe payment cards.
• Preparing test environment to E channels systems