Donald Gardner

Cyber Security Analyst

Cyber Security, Electronic Discovery and paralegal professional with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.  8 years of experience as a technical writer. Partner with cross functional teams from research and development, engineering and management for writing and editing technical documents and procedure manuals.  Experience with entire design development lifecycle.  Strong cultural competency.  Ten years of experience teaching English, business and finance to Chinese students throughout China.

Cyber Security | Technical Writing

§    Wrote procedure to configure media equipment with IP address, subnet mask and default gateway.

§    Developing a project that shows the difference in authentication systems of Kerberos, TACAS and RADIUS.  Posting updates on my project to Linkedin to educate my cyber security colleagues.

§    Produced YouTube channel for building a virtual network with domain controller, file server and client.



Engineering Design | Technical Writing

§    Remote monitoring system for a navigational aid required by FAA would cost over $100,000.  Designed the circuit for my team’s monitoring system and saved the agency $80,000.

§    Navigation aid system at FAA needed to be expanded, but documentation did not include instructions for adding indicators.  Researched system to determine how it operated and wrote the procedure for adding indicators.  Rewired system in order to meet specifications for input impedance of 1500 ohms.

§    Instructions for aligning new transmitters at FAA were difficult to follow. Researched the transmitter tuning function and discovered and documented a procedure that reduced the alignment time by 50%.



Teaching | Curriculum Development

§    Taught Chinese class of introductory through advanced level in an International Baccalaureate school setting. Created classes in Finance and Auditing from ground zero. Developed and delivered curriculum focusing on international economics, auditing, economics for technologists, financial statement analysis, capital budgeting, and organizational behavior.

§    Created and presented detailed PowerPoint briefings for FAA managers on “International Aircraft Radio Systems and Air Routes” as part of nine-month leadership program.


Technology Leadership
Authentication Systems Research                                                                                                            7/2020 – present

·         Researching and writing manuscript that explains and compares authentication systems such as Kerberos, RADIUS, TACAS.


Professional Experience

Now focusing on building experiences in cyber security. Open to part time and contract projects.


Computer Field Engineer (contract) | CentrixIT                                                                                                                10/2020

·         Installed and configured computer equipment and peripherals.


Help Desk Tier 2,  Media Technician | Edmonds College, Lynnwood, Washington                                             7/2019 – 6/2020

·         Provide Tier 2 help desk support.  Install, cable, and configure computers in classrooms.

·         Reimage computers to update software, allowing them to be controlled remotely.

·         Wrote procedure to configure media equipment with IP address, subnet mask and default gateway.


Math Instructor (contract) | Student Circle, HeyTutor                                                                                      09/18 – Present

·         Tutored failing high school student in geometry resulted in grade of B-


Business Instructor | Huizhou University, Huizhou, China                                                                                   09/12 – 07/18

·         Taught classes in Auditing, International Economics, Organization Behavior and Electronic Commerce.

·         Business and Finance teacher. Initiated “Elite Financial Management” class. Taught class how to analyze financial statements from popular companies such as Microsoft using financial ratios.

·         Divided class into teams of 4 to 5 students to complete a project. Each team presented a written paper.

·         Real-world teaching approach with international economics class. Each group interviewed a local Chinese business and presented a paper in English on their findings.

·Recognition as a “go to instructor” provided the opportunity to teach extra classes in Auditing for an instructor leaving the school in mid-year.

Business and English Instructor | Meten Language School, Foshan China     09/11 – 08/12

-Teach English as a second language to Chinese students at levels from beginner to advanced.

·Taught students how to analyze financial statements from popular companies such as Microsoft using financial ratios to find profitability, liquidity and efficiency.


High school In jiangsu province china | Instructor      08/10 – 07/11

-Teach English and Mathematics to students planning to study in the United States.

JiLin university | Instructor      08/09 – 06/10

-Taught courses in financial statement analysis, organizational behavior

Work history before 2012 is not related to the job I am seeking.  Details available upon request.


Additional Related Work Experience

Project Manager | FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)

·         Managed projects for communication systems such as repeater sites and A/G Remote Communications.



Education & Training
Associates of Technical Arts, Cyber Security Digital Forensics | Edmonds College                                                 2020

Electronics Discovery and Paralegal Certificate | Edmonds College                                                                             2020

Business Intelligence Analyst Certificate | Bellevue College                                                                                           2018

Digital Forensics | University of Washington at Tacoma                                                                                                   2015

Master of Science, Organizational Management | Information Technology

University of La Verne Anchorage Alaska Branch                                                                                                                2003

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering | Seattle University                                                                                    1990


Publications | Research Experience
Procedure to configure projector with IP address, subnet mask and default gateway, Edmonds College (2020)

Secure File Storage and Retrieval in Cloud, (2020)

Improved Secure RSA Cryptosystem, IJNS (International Journal of Network Security)  (2018)

Weakness of RSA Cryptosystem Characteristic, AIP Conference Proceedings  (2018) Dynamic Passcode System for Mobile Purchasing Without Bank Card, WSCAR (World Symposium on Computer Applications and Research) | Istanbul Turkey (2017)



  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • electronic discovery
  • Technical Writing


August 2020

Cyber Security Analyst at Edmonds College

March 2003

Master of Science Organizational Management at University of LaVerne


Bachelor's Electrical Engineering at Seattle University

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