BJ Dela Cruz

About Me

I am results-driven with 9+ years of industry experience in applying secure coding practices to software projects. I am skilled in gathering requirements from customers, balancing multiple projects, and prioritizing tasks. I am an expert at improving application performance, remediating vulnerabilities in web applications, and reducing the attack surface in applications that use older technologies. My main interests are cloud computing, cybersecurity, developing applications for mobile devices and the web, and learning programming languages.

Education

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Master of Science, Computer Science

May 2011

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

December 2008

Professional Experience

Lead IT Specialist (APPSW)

Bureau of the Fiscal Service

July 2021 - Present

IT Specialist (APPSW)

Bureau of the Fiscal Service

October 2019 - July 2021

Java Developer

NIC Hawaii

October 2016 - October 2019
September 2015 - May 2016

Java Web Developer

University of Hawaii

March 2014 - May 2015

Software Engineer

Referentia Systems Incorporated

August 2011 - December 2013

Active Certifications

CompTIA CySA+

August 2020 - August 2026

CompTIA Security+

July 2015 - August 2026

CompTIA CASP+

May 2017 - May 2026

CompTIA PenTest+

November 2020 - May 2026

CompTIA Cloud+

August 2015 - August 2024

(ISC)2 CCSP

September 2019 - September 2025

(ISC)2 SSCP

August 2021 - July 2024

(ISC)2 CSSLP

April 2018 - April 2024

(ISC)2 CISSP

March 2019 - March 2024

LPIC-1

September 2018 - September 2023

Lifetime Certifications

  1. Android Certified Application Developer

  2. Arcitura Certified Cloud Professional

  3. Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSKv4)

  4. CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI

  5. CompTIA Mobility+

  6. CompTIA Project+

  7. CompTIA Server+

  8. CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA

  9. Flutter Certified Application Developer

  10. ISTQB Certified Tester, Foundation Level

  11. JSE - Certified Entry-Level JavaScript Programmer

  12. Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals

  13. Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamentals

  14. Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals

  15. Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

  16. Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals

  17. Oracle Certified Expert Java EE 6 JPA Developer

  18. Oracle Certified Master Java EE 6 Developer

  19. Oracle Certified Professional Java EE 7 Application Developer

  20. Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 6 Programmer

  21. Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 7 Programmer

  22. Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer

  23. Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Programmer

  24. PCAP - Certified Associate in Python Programming