Right from my childhood I am fascinated towards technology whichevercommunicates each other.
Being a kid, I loved playing with the telephone linesin my home and unwittingly listen to my cousin’ discussions with the help ofTwo-line phone. At that time, Information flow from one end to another, using adevice seemed straight out of a fiction movie in my hallucination. By the timeI reached my high school, cordless phones and mobile phones started to maketheir mark en masse. This readily available new wave of technology piled intome. More interestingly the mix of communication and information technology inthe latest devices always intrigued me.
I completed my schooling from Sri.K.G.S HSS wherein my core subjectsincluded computer science and physics introduced me gaining the fundamentalbasic concepts into computing and information technology in today’sperspective. This aspect in schooling made me to voluntarily provide my name toan industrial visit to BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) organized by myschool. I spent two days in the industrial visit which catalyzed my desiretowards wireless communication technology even more. This incipient interest oncommunication and the desire on technology deeply engraved me to do mybachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
With better high school grade, I joined an undergraduate program inB.S. Abdur Rahman University to carry out my childhood vision. I wholeheartedlybelieve that my college provided me with the best possible undergraduateeducation coupled with numerous exposures on fundamental concepts of Networkingand importance of maintaining confidentiality and integrity while communicatingdata’s.
I found subjects such as computer and wireless networking, datastructures and its algorithms were appealing during my undergraduate. In mythird year, for the departmental symposium, I developed a project titled”Network Interrupt and Packet Manipulation” using Wireshark and other freeproxy tools. It was greatly appreciated by my college faculty members, students,and external examiners.
During my final year, I did a simulation project basedon virtual private networks titled “Dynamic TCP-IP/MPLS-based VPN overBroadband Dense Wave Division Multiplexer Ring.” This project was eventuallypresented as an IEEE paper in the “Tenth International Conference on Wirelessand Optical Communications Networks WOCN2013-Bhopal, INDIA”; this experienceprovided me the opportunity to collaborate and share knowledge with some of thebest minds in the industry.Given my sound academic knowledge, I wasrecruited by iNautix Technologies Pvt.
Ltd. (a Bank of New York Mellonsubsidiary) as an Information Security Analyst. I worked there for three years.Post that, I moved on to the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)with the same designation. Since both companies are part of the financialsector, securing data was of the utmost importance. Therefore, in order to keepmyself abreast with the latest advancement in information security, I completedtwo well-recognized certificate courses called “Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)”and “Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)”.
My four years of experience as an information security analyst enabledme to understand and appreciate great deal about application penetrationtesting, static code analysis, handling clients, and dealing with complexsituations in a sensitive manner. Although I have learnt a lot on the job, Ibelieve that there is still a need to improve on my current skill sets to takemy career to the next level. A formal education in network and systems securityas well as keeping in-tune with the current advancements of technology globallywill equip me with the demands of this industry. This realization has promptedme to continue my academic pursuits after being away from a formal academicsetting for quite some time. Information Security in India is still at its nascent stages. Largeamounts of data are being utilized by companies in India for various functionsof day-to-day business.
It is vital to protect this information from the publicdomain. This necessitates the need for such study. However, not many collegesand educational institutions in India offer the aforesaid expertise, which iswhat prompted me to look for options overseas.Canada has the reputation for having some of the best institutions forinformation security. Studying in a richly diverse environment of Canada willallow me the opportunity to interact and network with students from differentcountries and cultures.
Therefore, I have chosen Canada as the place to pursuemy master’s degree. To fulfill my dreams and ambitions, I am eagerly lookingforward to be a part of the post-graduate program.From the various educational institutions in Canada, I zeroed down tothe University of Concordia. Since I believe curriculum of Concordia wouldgroom and widen my skills on all aspects pertaining to informational security.I committed myself full time to prepare for what this curriculum entails andiwill look forward to learning about the intricate nature of (and workingalongside my peers on) topics like Crypto-Protocol and Network Security Post completion of my Masters, I wish to shine myself as a SecurityArchitect. Though my short-term goal is to explore the other areas in securitydomain where I haven’t had a chance to work, my long-term goal obviously is toestablish a RedTeam Security based firm in my country.