Corey McCown Designs

Corey McCown

A technology and security tinkerer in the Greater Atlanta Area
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My primary goal is to continue to expand my knowledge in the ever growing field of information technology.


Information Security Analyst III – University of North Georgia

March 2016 - Present

Information Security Analyst II
June 2017 - January 2019
Information Security Analyst I
March 2016 - June 2017
Conduct internal vulnerability scanning and penetration testing. Provide incident response upon discovery and verification of malicious infections. Proactively analyze and monitor the University systems and networks. Coordinate with othe r divisions of information technology for security assessments. Assist with evaluating and reporting of new software for campus usage. Research latest trends in security for information technology.

I.T. Service Desk Technician I – University of North Georgia

August 2013 - March 2016

Developed and maintain numerous applications for use in an enterprise environment, including UNIX and web based applications. Develop and deploy Windows operating system images. Assist and work closely wit h a team providing tier I and tier II technical support for all campuses of the university. Removal of malicious software. Software and hardware troubleshooting and diagnostics.

Freelance Development – Corey McCown Designs

Developed multiple web based applications using PHP, MySQL, JQuery / JavaScript, and other web architectures. Development includes social media, ecommerce and forum communities. Designed numerous company l ogos and other graphic design experience.


Developed a number of applications, ranging from web to mobile platforms. Experience with multi-tasking in a busy environment. Worked closely with and trained small teams. Completed team building activities and training.

Technology : Experience conducting internal vulnerability scanning and penetration testing. Incident response experience related to both security and non-security incidents. Experience in conf iguring and hardening Linux file and web servers. Experience in enterprise application development and support. Experience building responsive web-based and mobile applications.

Familiar Scripting Platforms : PHP, SQL, JavaScript / JQuery, Java, C++, Python, HTML / CSS, Visual Basic .NET

Familiar Development Environments : Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Unity3D, Eclipse, Android Studio, Apple XCode, Microsoft Visual Studio

Customer Support : Excellent oral and written communication. Experience providing customer service through telephone, email, text message, instant messaging and social media platforms.


A number of my projects are available for viewing online. My projects include each of the following categories:

Web Application Development

Completed advanced coursework in web development. Experience in developing in a variety of languages, both server-side and client-side, including: PHP, SQL, JavaScript / JQuery, HTML and CSS, as well as setting up a Lin ux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) Stack on Linux Servers, including CentOS7 and Ubuntu. Experience in designing fully responsive websites.

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The Quad Connection

Developed an ATV community to be used for offering support, sharing modifications, and offering a place to share owner's manuals for easy-to-access download and viewing. In the first month, received over 2,500 posts and 150,000 website hits. Originally developed on Simple Machine Forums (SMF), The Quad Connection is now migrated to the SMF fork, Elkarte.
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Mobile Application Development

Completed advanced coursework in mobile application development. Familiar with both Android and iOS frameworks. Successfully applications built using Apple XCode (Objective C) and Android Studio, as well as Unity3D. Und erstanding of secure server-client communications.

Successfully implemented an augmented reality mobile application using the Qualcomm Vuforia libraries and Unity3D.
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Video Game Development

Experience privately developing both mobile and computer video games using the Unity3D game engine. Basic to complex game design optimized for both mobile and browser compatibility. Developed advanced graphical user int erfaces for mobile devices through desktops, all resolutions. Server-client communication with Linux-based web servers, including downloadable game content, high scores, user credential management, profile statistics and shared/serialized level data.

Software Engineering

Coursework and experience in software development and engineering, which includes the agile development lifecycle. Experience in working in a Scrum development environment. Coursework and familiarity with object oriente d languages, including C++ and Java. Data structures and algorithms studied, including systems algorithms such as neural networks and search methods. Familiarity in .NET frameworks, specifically Visual Basic in Microsoft Visual Studio.


Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, GA (In Progress)

Master of Science in Computer Science
Specialization in Computing Systems

Completed Courses : Introduction to Information Security, Computer Networks, Network Security, Introduction to Cyber Physical Systems Security, Software Development Processes, Software Analysis & Testing, Software Architecture & Design, Information Security Policies

University of North Georgia – Dahlonega, GA

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Minor in Mobile Application Development

Upper Level Computer Science Courses Studied : Web Programming, Mobile Application Development, Data Structures and Analysis, Programming Languages, Software Development, Software Engineering, Information Security, Management of Information Security, Intelligent Systems, Embedded Systems, Object Oriented Systems, Operating Systems and File Organization.

Computer Science GPA : 3.75 / 4.00


Penetration Tester (GPEN) – GIAC

October 2020

The GIAC Penetration Tester certification validates a practitioner's ability to properly conduct a penetration test, using best practice techniques and methodologies. GPEN certification holders have the knowledge and skills to conduct exploits and engage in detailed reconnaissance, as well as utilize a process-oriented approach to penetration testing projects.

Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT) – GIAC

May 2017

This certification measures an individuals understanding of web application exploits and penetration testing methodology. Web applications are one of the most significant points of vulnerability in org anizations today. Web app holes have resulted in the theft of millions of credit cards, major financial loss, and damaged reputations for hundreds of enterprises. The number of computers compromised by visiting web sites altered by attackers is too high to count. Check your web applications for holes before the bad guys do.

ITILv3 Foundation Certification in IT Service Management – AXELOS

May 2016

Certification ensures knowledge of key elements, concepts and terminology used in the ITIL service lifecycle, including the links between lifecycle stages, the processes used and their contribution to IT service management practices.

Security+ Certified Professional – CompTIA

September 2016

Certification validates foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. CompTIA Security+ certification covers network security, compliance and operation security, threats and vulnerabilitie s as well as application, data and host security.

A+ Certified Technician – CompTIA

March 2015

Certification validates core understanding of hardware and software technologies in an enterprise environment and verifies the skills necessary to provide support for complete information technology infras tructures.

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