Dave Crane, B. Math

Contact Information

1111 - 24 Mabelle Ave.
Etobicoke, Ont.
M9A 4X7


E-mail: dave@tenletters.com
URL: http://tao.trig.net/~dave
PGP Key: ElGamal / DSS: D8E99D54

Career Goals

  • To work with a fun, outgoing and diverse team
  • To attain a CISSP designation
  • To gain more experience with a broad range of security technologies


  • Fast Learner
  • Eager for new challenges
  • Quality and results driven
  • Strong trouble-shooting skills
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Committed to Network Security Industry

Technical Experience

Borderware Firewall (3.x-6.x) and Checkpoint FW-1 (3.x) Configuration and Troubleshooting Including:

VPN, NAT, Content Filtering, SSN and DMZ configurations, Proxies and User Maintenance,
Borderware secure services (Zmailer, DNS, etc.)
Added Enhancements to Borderware Firewall
Strong understanding of Firewall Security

BSD UNIX (BSDi, FreeBSD 2.x-4.x) Configuration and Administration Including:

IPFW, IPsec VPN, Intrusion detection packages, XWindows, CVSup, DNS (BIND 9.x), Sendmail, Postfix, PGP, Apache, NTP, NFS, PostgreSQL, Squid proxy server, Samba, RADIUS, LDAP, Backup and User Maintenance.
Submitted patches to FreeBSD project
Strong understanding of OS security

Configuration and Administration of:

  • Solaris UNIX (Sparc architecture)
  • Linux UNIX (2.2 Redhat)
  • Windows 3.x/95/98/2000

Knowledge of TCP, UDP, IP and ICMP protocol exploits (naptha vulnerabilities)
Knowledge of application exploit methods (stack smashing, chroot escape, mail)
Knowledge of current security vulnerabilities (following CERT)
Knowledge of secure coding practices

Strong Background in:

Other Experience:

Work Experience

July 2000 - present

Firewall Software Engineer
Borderware Technologies Inc.
Aug. 1998 - June 2000

Web Developer
Seachange Corp.
Feb. 1998 - July 1998

Technical Representative
Seachange Corp.
May 1997 - Jan. 1998

Co-op Work Experience

Junior Programmer
Canadian Tire Corp.
May 1996 - Aug. 1996

Network Technician
Health Canada
Jan. 1994 - Aug. 1994

Network Support Technician
Canadian Tire Corp.
May 1993 - Aug. 1993, Sept. 1992 - Dec. 1992, Jan. 1992 - Apr. 1992

Education and Certifications

Certified Checkpoint Network Administrator (3.x) - Netrex Inc. Jan 1998
Certified Checkpoint Network Engineer (3.x) - Netrex Inc. Jan 1998

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont. (1997 - present)
Candidate for 4 yr. Honours Science (non - specialized) Distance Education.

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont. (1991 - 1996 )
B. Math, General

Independent / Personal Experience

(Home network design)

FreeBSD Firewall with PPPoE Cable Mode

FreeBSD Desktop

Activities and Interests


Copyright © 2001 Dave Crane