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Severin Simko Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details

Address: Tolsteho 19, 04001, Kosice, Slovakia

Phone: +421 902 196 845

Date of Birth: 28 September 1992


Skype: simko.simko2


Providence University, Taichung, Taiwan

2017 - 2018, Exchange Program

Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics, Brno, Czech Republic

2016 - 2018, Master's Degree in Service Science, Management, and Engineering


Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

2016 - 2016, Erasmus Exchange Program

Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria

2013 - 2014, Erasmus Exchange Program


Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics, Brno, Czech Republic

2012 - 2016, Bachelor's degree in Applied Informatics

Courses & Training


03/2018 - 03/2020, IBM Security QRadar Technical Sales Foundations -

Level 100


Flowmon Networks

01/2016 - 01/2018, INVEA-TECH FlowMon Consultant


03/2020 - yet - SIRANGA - Platform for automatic setup and management of private cloud servers - Goldinger IT GmbH, Switzerland

The platform is a Django application from which customers can automatically set up and manage their own private cloud, the application is integrated with a payment gateway (Stripe) and Ansible AWX which is used as a core system for automation.

- Automation: Ansible AWX 
- Development: Python, Django, Stripe
- Others: Proxmox, Samba, Kopano, OPNSense, HAProxy

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01/2018 - yet - SimkoLab


Complex CyberSecurity platform in which potential clients can try the services and different open-source technologies that we are offering at Severin Simko IT Services. SimkoLab is the CyberSecurity portfolio consisting of multiple open-source technologies focusing on different CyberSecurity fields.

- Infrastructure Monitoring - Centreon, Zabbix, Icinga2
- Log Management - ELK Stack, Graylog, Splunk
- Log Daemons - syslog-ng, rsyslog, filebeats
- Intrusion Prevention Systems - Suricata
- Intrusion Detection and Host-Intrusion Detection Sytems - OSSEC/Wazzuh, Proxy: HAProxy, Squid
- Configuration Management/Automation - Ansible/AWX
- Firewalling - pfSense

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Jul 2019 – Oct 2020 - Long Term Support for Log Management and Infrastructure Monitoring - Cinoware, Austria

Long term support of Graylog and Zabbix and technical training for the internal team.

Technologies: Graylog, Zabbix

06/2020 - 09/2020 - Implementation of Centralized Infrastructure Monitoring System - Vivanet, Switzerland

Design and implementation of an SNMP-based centralized infrastructure monitoring system using Centreon. 

Technologies: Centreon


05/2018 - Log Management & Intrusion Detection using Graylog and OSSEC - Value-Ad, Australia 


Implementation of best-practice Intrusion Detection rules and Centralized Log Management installation and configuration using Graylog, OSSEC, and syslog-ng as the log shipper. Ansible used for deployment automation.


11/2017 - Customized Configuration of Graylog - Dial-Once, France


Log Analysis Optimization for easier and more efficient analysis, creation, and deployment of custom decorators and plugins to increase the readability and custom alerting.


09/2017 - Real-Time Data Streaming Platform Evaluation - Wallaroo Labs, U.S.A.


Deployment and Testing of the Real-Time Data Streaming Platform and the Design & Implementation of the Real-Time Network Security Monitoring Use-Cases.


08/2017 - Graylog - OSSEC Integration Project - Paisaease, India


Intrusion Detection installation and configuration using OSSEC and integration with Graylog. Implementation of best-practice detection methods and alerting.


07/2017 - Infrastructure Monitoring Integration REST-API - Daniel Goldinger IT, Switzerland


Implementation and testing of the API capable of fetching and processing the data from the Zabbix monitoring system.


02/2015 - 09/2015 Performance Testing of Apache Storm Framework (JAVA SE)

Employment History

Siemplify 10/2019 - yet

Software Development Team Lead

AXENTA a.s. 10/2015 - 10/2019

IT Security Engineer and Team Leader

Design, implementation, and maintenance of Security Operations Center (SOC), general system and network administration related to log management and monitoring



  • Linux server maintenance and administration

  • Network Administration

  • Log Management

  • Syslog-ng, syslog-ng Store Box, Graylog

  • NetFlow Monitoring - Flowmon

  • Infrastructure Monitoring - Centreon/Nagios

  • Scripting in PERL/SHELL/BASH

  • VMware Virtualization Technology

  • Request Tracker - Ticket tracking system implementation and configuration

  • OSSEC - Host-based Intrusion Detection System configuration

  • Graylog - Open Source Log Management System



  • O2 Security Expert Center (SOC)

  • Krajské operační centrum - Jihomoravský kraj (SOC)

  • Axenta CyberSOC (SOC)

  • Teplárny Brno (Log Management)

  • Veřejný ochránce práv, Brno ( Log Management)


Security Operations Center Design, Implementation & Maintenance. SOC is a facility that houses an IT Security Team responsible for monitoring & analyzing an organization's security and the goal is to detect, analyze and respond to cybersecurity incidents using a combination of technologies, such as Log Management, SIEM, Network-based and Host-based Intrusion Detection.


LightFoot Media, Inc. 12/2017 - 10/2019

Lead Generation & Optimization Specialist



- Lead tracking platforms - Leadspedia, HasOffers

- Data management and processing - MongoDB, Python (pandas, database access packages), PowerBI

- Mean Stack Development - Node JS, MongoDB, Express & PHP

- Front End & Network Optimization

- DNS Networking  - Amazon Route53, Dnsimple, Cloudflare

- System & Network Administration

NXLog Ltd 12/2017 - 05/2018

DevOps Engineer


Development and Testing of NxLog Log Management Tool and Technical Writing



  • Log Management

  • NxLog Comunity Edition. NxLog Enterprise Edition 

  • NxLog Integration with SIEM


  • Technical Writing



CSIRT at Masaryk University 09/2016 - 11/2017

Full Stack Python Developer


Development of the framework for IP flow analysis by using technologies for real-time data processing, network traffic monitoring, and visualization - Stream4Flow




  • Web2py and Bootstrap Frameworks

  • Splunk REST-API

  • Python programming

  • Bash/Python scripting

  • Apache Spark

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