Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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  • The Bronx,
  • New York,
  • United States of America
Member Since: 2009/11/20
Industry: Medical/Health
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Veteran in computer systems, malware removal and ransomware topics.  I have been working in the field since 1985.

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Professional Background
Solution Guide
Experts Exchange
May 2018 – Present
Page Editor
Experts Exchange
September 2017 – Present
Member / Expert
Experts Exchange
November 2009 – Present
I am currently a participating Expert at Experts Exchange where I provide whatever advice I can, when I can.  I write articles and create mini tutorials as well.

Experts Exchange is an online community.  You can check out my profile at http://www.experts-exchange.com/members/tzucker.html.
Systems Analyst
Albert Einstein Cancer Center
September 1992 – Present
•      Social Media Advocate for institutional uses
•      Database Development and Design  – Design, planning, development and final creation of various databases to assist in the running of the Cancer Center
•      Web Development  – Design, planning, creation, implementation of AECC website.  Maintenance of AECC website as need arises.  Consulting on and/or editing of other websites in college as deemed appropriate.
•      IT Security  – Implementation of college security protocols for computing and other security measures as deemed necessary
•      Software and Hardware Evaluation and Recommendation  – Responsible for tracking hardware and software needs so that appropriate recommendations can be made.
•      Troubleshoot AECC Network File Share
•      Maintain/Troubleshoot AECC Computers
•      Maintain A/V Equipment and Train users on use of equipment
•      Shared Equipment Support  – provide support for equipment in the shared equipment rooms administered by the Cancer Center
•      Maintain Active Directory OU for Cancer Center
•      Keep up to date on use of computer forms in Grant applications
•      Keep up to date on Computer security issues and advise staff and members
•      Trainer/instructor for NIH related information systems
•       Determines the need for and creates training videos and documentation to facilitate end-users' interaction with both software and hardware systems.
•      Track compliance of publications according to NIH Public Access Policy
•      Automation of various tasks using scripting in Visual Basic/AutoHotKey/Excel/Outlook/Word
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Activity
Points this month232
Total points2,334,571
Questions: 79
Solutions: 964
Articles: 85
Videos: 7
Tutorials: 1
Posts: 18
Group Discussions: 9
Live: 2
Education
Northeastern University
BS
Elementary Education
1982 – 1985
Mamaroneck High School
General
1973 – 1977
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Full Biography

Thomas Zucker-Scharff is an IT professional with over 35 years of experience in the field.  He specializes in IT security related to desktop computing and mobile computing, with subspecialties in malware removal, training and documentation.

Mr. Zucker-Scharff is the Information Technology (IT) and Systems Manager for the Albert Einstein Cancer Center (AECC) with extensive computer expertise, he is responsible for the flow of information among AECC staff, members and the public. Mr. Zucker-Scharff is responsible for computer security, system stability, data integrity, and implementing system updates as required. Mr. Zucker-Scharff determines the need for and creates training videos and documentation to facilitate end-users' interaction with both software and hardware systems.  He is responsible for the development and maintenance of all components of the AECC website (This includes, but is not limited to, original graphics design, content editing, navigation compliance and timely updates to assure the most accurate data about members, shared resources, specific information about clinical trials activities and new AECC program initiatives), member email LISTSERV, and electronic survey tools. Mr. Zucker-Scharff manages the centralized publications database of AECC members, which is updated weekly through automated scripts to PubMed. In addition to ongoing database maintenance, annually he coordinates formal verification of each member's publications, research productivity, and utilization of CCSG-supported Shared Resources. Mr. Zucker-Scharff is the primary information resource for all AECC computer hardware/software purchases & advises on the best configurations for all workstations. Additionally, he provides assistance to AECC members on both instrumentation and software applications.

Mr. Zucker-Scharff keeps abreast of the latest information technology and applies such technologies that are of benefit to AECC operations.

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Languages
fortran 77
Elementary Proficiency
cobol
Elementary Proficiency
pascal
Elementary Proficiency
assembly
Elementary Proficiency
wordpress
Limited Working Proficiency

Level Progress

Current: Level 34
Thomas needs 115,429 points to level up.
LVL 35
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    10
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    8
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    8
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    7
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    6
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    5
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    5
  • Microsoft Excel
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    5
  • PC
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    3
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    3
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    3
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    3
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1
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    1