Alexandre Teixeira


Challenges seeker, especially when learning, having fun and making use of creativity are along the way. I am a continuous learner, often autodidact, currently building up leadership skills around my broad technical background.

I am an Information Security (IS) professional with over 12 years of experience. My areas of focus include: Network Security Monitoring & Forensics, Security Analytics and Incident Response.

I have a BS in Computer Science and a post-degree in Computer Forensics (Sao Paulo, Brazil).

Currently, I am working as Tier-3 Lead Security Engineer for Verizon (heading Security Analytics EMEA team), in Germany. My previous roles were: Senior ArchSight Consultant (Netherlands) and Senior Security Architect (corporate bank in Brazil).

I also have a very extensive background in development (former web developer) with hands on experience with open source software (OSS), Unix scripting, Perl, Python and PHP, which enables me to identify and envision automation opportunities.

My areas of interest within IS are: leadership, research, project/architecture.

Active certifications achieved:

CISSP – ISC² Certified Information System Security Professional
SSCP – ISC² Systems Security Certified Practitioner
SANS GIAC GCIA – Intrusion Analyst / Network Forensics
SANS GIAC GCIH – Incident Handler
SANS GIAC GCFW – Firewall Analyst
AESA – ArcSight ESM Security Analyst (former ACSA)
AEA - ArcSight ESM Administrator (former ACIA)
LPIC-2 – Linux Professional Institute Certified, Level 2
SnortCP – Snort IDS Certified Professional

Previous, expired certs include: GIAC GCUX (Gold), RedHat RHCE, Cisco CCNA