About me


Ed Mattocks


Currently Security Architect II at Akamai.  

Below you can find a list of my skills and recent employment. 



Ed Mattocks




Personal Details


Address:             North London / Valencia (50% / 50%)

Nationality:         Spanish/English

Languages:         Fluency in English, Spanish, French.



Highly experienced IT professional with over 19 years of expertise in providing platinum consultancy and support to leading global companies. Recognized for delivering exceptional technical solutions and support to enterprise clients across diverse industries, including governments, payment processors, media companies and banks. Proven track record of fast promotions, excellent time management, and a keen focus on meeting deadlines. Proficient in Python and dedicated to continuous learning and professional development.

Quick facts:

  • Excellent time Management capabilities proven with all MBO’s to date.
  • My favourite language is Python
  • Quick learner, a proven track record of fast promotions.
  • Team player often helping colleague’s complete deadlines.
  • Love automation for all types of tasks and especially combining automation with LLM´s. 
  • Hard working with initiative and a creative and enthusiastic approach to all tasks


Professional Qualifications:

  • Comptia A+, Network+, Security+
  • MCP, XP, and Server 2003
  • CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) 
  • CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) - Coursework completed


Technical Skills



  • Microsoft, MAC, system, server & network administration
  • Microsoft Windows servers & clients
  • Linux | Linux administration | Linode | Vagrant
  • Workstation, Server & Network Security
  • Cloud Security and CDN architecture
  • McAfee, Microsoft, BlueCoat/Symantec and Akamai products
  • Pen testing, scoping, risk assessment
  • SQL, Python, Bash
  • AI agent architecture and autonomous agent workflows for automation.
  • API architecture and implementation. (REST API´s, WEB services, API Security) 
  • Burp suite, Postman, Wireshark, Nessus
  • MITRE ATT&CK Framework | OWASP | Microsoft Threat Modelling Tool
  • Threat modelling and threat hunting
  • SIEM | Splunk
  • EDR & XDR 
  • SOAR (Epolicy orchestrator)
  • Static and Dynamic Malware Analysis. (Procmon, PEiD, Hybrid-Analysis, Wireshark, Sandboxie)



  • Network Connectivity/IP Routing (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, SMTP, RIP)
  • Intrusion Prevention and Detection Systems
  • Proxy Configuration and Troubleshooting
  • Perimeter and DMZ Monitoring
  • Network Monitoring & Troubleshooting
  • Wireshark and Packet Analysis
  • Email Systems: MS Exchange, Lotus Notes/Domino


Work Experience


Akamai – Security Architect II 

July 2023 – Present


  • Scoping, design and delivery of Akamai security products (AIP, APP and API Protector, BMS, BMP, Prolexic etc.)
  • Configuration change management and peer review.
  • Creating, customising, and deploying detection rules (WAF, DoS, Custom Rules)
  • Point of contact for security issues with Akamai´s largest banking sector clients and payment processors. (Finance top 10)
  • Threat analysis and remediation, attack analysis, vulnerability assessments. (Threat modelling and hunting)
  • Emergency integration process as part of professional services.
  • In depth knowledge of Botnet architecture, up to date on latest attacks, new attack vectors and vulnerabilities.
  • In depth knowledge of internal Akamai tools and frameworks
  • Delivering Technical Security Reviews and Monthly usage reports for business
  • Automation (Python, Bash etc.) 


Akamai - CSE II 

August 2021 – July 2023


  • Single point of contact for some of the largest media companies in the world
  • Single point of contact for some of the largest banking sector clients and payment processors. 
  • I have received multiple awards for going above and beyond in my role at Akamai, these include performance based grants, RSU´s and cash awards.
  • In depth knowledge of internal CDN infrastructure and related components
  • Security knowledge (WAF, BMP) 
  • In depth knowledge of internal tools and frameworks
  • Helping create troubleshooting tools using python, and automation of log analysis scripts. 



Crypto Trading Platform - Founding Consultant

Feb 2017 – June 2022


  • Creating a profitable automated system for crypto currency day trading
  • Creating a crypto auto trader
  • Integration with Binance API
  • Crypto consultancy


Rapid Response I.T CROWN Bevcan Spain - Founding Consultant

Jan 2014 – Feb 2017


  • Providing on-site network and systems consulting to Crown holdings facilities in Seville, Murcia and Madrid. 
  • Maintenance and upgrades of all plant equipment and ICT systems
  • Management of email systems and OS rollouts
  • Network management and troubleshooting


Rapid Response IT - Founding Consultant

Feb 2011 – Jan 2014


  • Providing security and on-site consulting to large clients in London and surrounding areas. 
  • Helping large companies in London reach implementation goals by desired timelines
  • Plans, implementation, and completion of large projects in the London area
  • Providing critical maintenance and support on site and remotely to London companies including Ripley’s London


Kabel - Network Consultant

Oct 2009 – Jan 2011


  • Analysis and implementation of Intrusion prevention and intrusion detection systems 
  • Forward and reverse proxy configuration and troubleshooting 
  • Perimeter and DMZ monitoring and configuration
  • Varied Microsoft project implementations for large companies in Spain
  • Security process audits etc. 
  • Implemented installations such as Forefront, SQL, Server farms etc. 



BlueCoat Systems - Proxy and Firewall Specialist

March 2007 — Oct 2009


  • Dealing with raised escalations for the BlueCoat family of products. 
  • Handling time critical escalations for Firewalls, IPS, IDS, and proxies using TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, SMTP knowledge
  • SGOS programming. 
  • Proxy and reverse proxy configurations
  • Network analysis.


McAfee - Security Advisor and Engineer (Virus Specialist)

January 2005 —March 2007


  • Point of contact for highest tier enterprise clients. 

  • Experience with VSAPI and transport scanning within exchange.

  • In depth knowledge of all existing and currently supported McAfee enterprise products 

  • Dealing with / mitigating security related network breeches and infections. 

  • Responding to active attacks in a timely manner. 



St. James Independent School Jul 2000 - Jun 2003


Spanish (A*), French (A), Biology (A), English (B), English Lit (B), Maths (B), Physics (B), History (B), Classical Civilisations (D), Chemistry (D)


Spanish (A), Biology (C), Law (C), French (D)