Donald Gardner


Information Security Specialist

Seattle, WA

Information Security, Electronic Discovery and paralegal professional with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.  5+ 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%.





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.

Cyber Security Technical Writer (contract control click on link to view document)                          9/2012 – present

Edited the following cyber security manuscripts.

·         Secure File Storage and Retrieval in Cloud, 2020 9th Int’l Conference on Industrial Technology (ICITM)

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

·         Weakness of RSA Cryptosystem Characteristic, AIP Conference Proceedings  (2018)

A Dynamic Passcode System for Mobile Purchasing Without Bank Card, WSCAR (World Symposium on Computer Applications and Research) | Istanbul Turkey (2017)



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.

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



Additional Related Work Experience

Project Manager | FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)

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


  • information security



certificate information security at Edmonds College


Master of Science Organizational Management at University of LaVerne


7/2019 - 6/2020

Help Desk at Edmonds College

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