Lennert Van Alboom

Curriculum Vitae
Personal Data
Begijnhofdries 6, 9000 Gent, Belgium
+32 497 891211
Born April 18th, 1981
Belgian nationality
University of Ghent: Master of Computer Science
Thesis: "Management of OSGi Service Platforms"
Trainings & Certifications
ISC² Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) [2019]
ISC² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) [2018]
HP CloudStart Implementation & Integration (4 days) [2012]
HP CloudStart Delivery (4 days) [2011]
ITIL v3 Foundation Certification [2010]
HP Accelerated SAN Essentials (5 days) [2010]
HP ROI/TCO Training (3 days) [2010]
Microsoft MCSE FastTrack (5 days) [2009]
Leading Yourself: MBTI Personality Insight and Communication Skill Training (6 days) [2009]
IBM Certified zSeries (Mainframe) Technical Professional [2007]
Novell Certified Linux Professional [2007]
Lectures & Publications
"SEMAF®: Secure Enterprise Migration Architecture Framework" - Publication (ISBN: 978-9464070484) [2019]
"Dilemmas in IT innovation" - Workshop for IMGent seminar [2016]
"Datacentre Migrations" - Article for Politeia Information Management handbook [2014]
"Private & Hybrid Cloud: Ask what your Cloud can do for you" - Lecture at Politeia Information Management Seminar [2013]
Working Experience
Chief Technology Officer & Owner   [01/2020 - current]
CSGuard s.r.o., Zlínsky kraj
Assisting customers using IT Security, Risk Management and Architecture expertise.
Owner & Freelance Consultant   [01/2014 - current]
Assisting customers in achieving their IT goals through freelance IT Architecture expertise.
Project as Senior Security Architect   [11/2021 - current]
Customer: BNP Paribas Fortis, Brussels
Analysis and safeguarding of project security
Risk analysis of corporate initiatives
Security oversight of Cloud migration projects

Keywords: Security, Architecture, Risk Management, Cyber Security, Cloud, Kubernetes, Docker, Containers, ZeroTrust, API Security

Project as Security Management Specialist   [08/2019 - 11/2021]
Customer: Proximus Group, Brussels
Analysis and safeguarding of project security
Risk analysis of corporate initiatives

Keywords: Security, Data Security, Risk Management, Cyber Security, Cloud, Architecture, API, IAM

Project as Architect - Infrastructure & Security   [04/2018 - 08/2019]
Customer: Bank Degroof Petercam, Brussels
Responsible for infrastructure architecture
Analysis and safeguarding of infrastructure security in collaboration with Group CISO and Security Officers
Creation, guidance and follow-up of architectural principles in infrastructure and security

Keywords: Infrastructure, Security, Networking, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Data Security, Virtualization

Project as Solution Architect - Datacentre Migration & Security   [11/2017 - 04/2018]
Customer: ING Bank, Brussels
Guarding and enforcing bank standards for IT architecture and security
Secure migration of Unisys Mainframe ecosystem to virtualized environment in strategic datacentre
Analysis and design of Virtual Tape Libraries, high availability, disaster recovery and data security architecture for the Mainframe ecosystem

Keywords: Security, Networking, Mainframe, MCP, Unisys, VTL, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Data Security, Virtualization, Migrations, Datacentre

Project as Infrastructure Solution Architect - Specialist Datacentre Transformations   [01/2014 - 11/2017]
Customer: BNP Paribas Fortis, Brussels
Guarding and enforcing bank standards for IT architecture and security
Architectural analysis and follow-up of the Datacentre Move project, definition of the Technical Datacentre Move Strategy
Architecture SPOC for the eIntelligence program: behavioural targeting, visual analytics, ...
Enterprise Architecture tracks, creating heatmaps, dashboards, blueprints, gap analysis

Keywords: Datacentre Migration, Security, Governance, eIntelligence, Compliance, Enterprise Architecture, Security, NAC, Access Control

Consultant - Solution Architect Datacentre Transformations   [01/2010 - 01/2014]
Long-term assignment at Hewlett-Packard, Brussels - limited selection of highlighted projects below
Project as Solution Architect EMEA - Specialist Infrastructure, Linux & High Availability   [07/2012 - 01/2014]
Customer: Large private bank, Luxembourg
Analysis of the existing Mainframe environment and the different workloads running on it
Interviewing key customer employees to capture company requirements and wishes
Analysis, design and implementation of a dual-datacentre mission critical Mainframe Alternative infrastructure
Analysis and design of a security framework for the infrastructure to comply with customer and regulation demands: hardening, logging, auditing, alerting
Design and development of custom software components for security, high availability and disaster recovery

Keywords: Security, Monitoring, Auditing, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Mainframe, CICS, Linux, ServiceGuard, Clustering, MetroCluster, EMC, SRDF, Oracle, KVM, Virtualization, MicroFocus, COBOL, DB2, Ansible

Project as Solution Architect - Specialist Infrastructure & Mainframe   [04/2013]
Customer: Securex, Ghent
Analysis of, and recommendations for improvement for, Securex critical application stack and infrastructure

Keywords: Mainframe, z/VSE, z/VM, CICS, Linux, SuSE, DB2, Clustering, High Availability, Disaster Recovery

Project as Solution Architect - Specialist Linux   [09/2012 - 01/2013]
Customer: Ghent University, Ghent
Optimisation of the UGent supercomputer software stack and monitoring

Keywords: High Performance Computing, Supercomputer, Linux, Clustering, Infiniband, Nagios, Scripting

Project as Cloud Architect   [05/2011]
Analysis of, and recommendations for improvement for, the operational private cloud environment

Keywords: HP CloudSystem Matrix, PAAS, IAAS, SAAS, Analysis, Templates, Workflows

Project as Solution Architect - Specialist UNIX & Linux   [01/2010 - 12/2010]
Customer: Mazda Logistics Europe, Willebroek
Datacentre architecture overview, migration planning and migration execution
Design, integration and implementation of HPUX virtualization and cluster technology

Keywords: Datacentre Migration, HPUX, Integrity Virtual Machines, Oracle, ServiceGuard, Cluster, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Ignite-UX, ITIL

Infrastructure Architect   [10/2008 - 01/2010]
Eandis CVBA, Merelbeke
Design and validation of IT infrastructure for projects

Keywords: ITIL, Monitoring, Change Management, Capacity Management, Identity & Access Management, SAP

Systems Engineer Linux, UNIX & Novell - Consultant   [10/2006 - 10/2008]
Design, implementation and troubleshooting of environments based on Linux, HPUX and Novell

Keywords: Linux, Novell, Netware, OpenEnterprise Server, HPUX, Virtualization, Scripting, Networking

Hands-on Technical Skills
Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, Debian, Ubuntu, ...)
Novell (Netware, OpenEnterprise Server, eDirectory, iPrint, Zenworks, Cluster, ...)
Virtualization (Xen, KVM, SIMH, HP Integrity VM)
HP ServiceGuard clustering
Scripting (shell, perl, ...)
Dutch: native
English: fluent
French: fluent
Personal Characteristics
Capable of working independently as well as in team
Quick and eager to learn; adapts very quickly to new situations
Target and quality minded
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong."

Last updated: 2023-06-03