Right from my childhood I am fascinated towards technology whichever
communicates each other. Being a kid, I loved playing with the telephone lines
in my home and unwittingly listen to my cousin’ discussions with the help of two-line
phone. At that time, Information flow from one end to another, using a device
seemed straight out of a fiction movie in my hallucination. By the time I
reached my high school, cordless phones and mobile phones started to make their
mark en masse. This readily available new wave of technology piled into me.
More interestingly the blend of communication and information technology in the
devices always intrigued me.

I completed my schooling from Sri.K.G.S HSS wherein
my core subjects include computer science and physics introduced me gaining the
fundamental basic concepts into computing and information technology in today’s
perspective. This aspect in schooling made me to voluntarily provide my name to
an industrial visit to BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) organized by my
school. I spent two days in the industrial visit which catalyzed my desire
towards wireless communication technology even more. This incipient interest on
communication and the desire on technology deeply engraved me to do
undergraduate program in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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With better high school grade, I joined bachelor degree
in B.S. Abdur Rahman University to carry out my childhood vision. I
wholeheartedly believe that my college provided me with the best possible
undergraduate education coupled with numerous exposures on fundamental concepts
of Networking and importance of maintaining confidentiality and integrity while
communicating data’s. I found subjects such as computer and wireless
networking, data structures and its algorithms were appealing during my undergraduate.
In my third year, for the departmental symposium, I developed a project titled
“Network Interrupt and Packet Manipulation” using Wireshark  and other free proxy tools. It was greatly
appreciated by my college faculty members and students. In my final year, I did
a simulation project based on virtual private networks titled “Dynamic
TCP-IP/MPLS-based VPN over Broadband Dense Wave Division Multiplexer Ring.”
This project was eventually presented as an IEEE paper in the “Tenth
International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications Networks
WOCN2013-Bhopal”; this experience provided me the opportunity to collaborate and
share knowledge with the best minds in industry.

Given my sound academic knowledge, I was recruited by iNautix
Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (a Bank of New York Mellon subsidiary) as an Information
Security Analyst. I worked there for three years. Post that, I moved on to the
Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) to grow myself professionally.
Since both companies are part of the financial sector, securing data was of the
utmost importance. Therefore, in order to keep myself abreast with the latest
advancement in information security, I completed two 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 educated me great deal about application penetration testing,
static code analysis, handling clients, and dealing with complex situations in
a sensitive manner. Although I have learnt a lot on the job, I believe that
there is still a need to broaden my current skill sets to take my career to the
next level. A formal education in network and systems security as well as
keeping in-tune with the current advancements of technology globally will equip
me with the demands of this industry. This realization has prompted me to
continue my academic pursuits after being away from a formal academic setting
for quite some time.

Information Security in India is still at its
nascent stages. Large amounts of data are being utilized by companies in India
for various functions of day-to-day business. It is vital to safeguard this information
from various and novel exploits. Even this necessitates the need for such study.
However, not many educational institutions in India offer the aforesaid
expertise, which has prompted me to look for options overseas.

Canada has the reputation for having some of the
best institutions for information security. Studying in a richly diverse
environment will allow me the opportunity to interact and network with students
from different countries and cultures. Therefore, I have chosen Canada as the
place to pursue my master’s degree. To fulfill my dreams and ambitions, I am
eagerly looking my way to be a part of the graduate program.

From the various educational institutions, I
zeroed down to University of Concordia as I believe the curriculum of MEng would
groom and widen my skills on all aspects pertaining to information security. I committed
myself full time to prepare for what this curriculum entails and I look forward
to learn about the intricate nature of (and work alongside my peers on) topics
like Crypto-Protocol and Network Security.

Post completion of my studies, I wish to shine
myself as a Security Architect. Though my short-term goal is to explore the
other areas in security domain where I haven’t had a chance to work, my
long-term goal obviously is to establish a RedTeam Security based firm in my


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