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We Ask Professionals How They Started Their Career

Who Better To Ask Than Those Working In Cybersecurity How They Started Their Career?

In this section we interview (and continue to do so) Cybersecurity Professionals to ask how they got started in the Industry.

Juan Carlos Montes Senra

Juan Carlos Montes Senra

Biography

I have more than 7 years of experience in software development.

What Type Of Analyst Are You And What Industry Do You Work In (Or Have You Worked For)?

Juan Carlos is a reverse engineer senior with experience in malware analysis, cryptography systems and security audits with over half a decade of experience in software development.

How Did You Become A Cybersecurity Analyst/ Professional?

I started as cryptographic analyst when I started working for the Spanish CSIRT.

What Advice Would You Give To Someone Interested In Starting A Career In Cybersecurity?

Start by focusing on one thing (forensic, malware, pentesting etc) and master that.


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Niels Groeneveld

Niels Groeneveld

Biography

What Type Of Analyst Are You And What Industry Do You Work In (Or Have You Worked For)?

Niels is a Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst at RedSocks Malware Labs

How Did You Become A Cybersecurity Analyst/ Professional?

Grew into this role after being a Cisco Network Engineer.

What Advice Would You Give To Someone Interested In Starting A Career In Cybersecurity?

Get relevant experience in system/ network administration first.


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Shreyas Parikh

Shreyas Parikh

Biography

Shreyas is a full time cyber forensic analyst at SysTools Software PVT. Ltd. handling mobile forensic section; 2 years of experience on forensic tools like X-Ways Forensic, Cellebrite UFED, FTK and EnCase.

What Type Of Analyst Are You And What Industry Do You Work In (Or Have You Worked For)?

It was all part of career plan. I would say I took it as a hobby. as I grow watching some hacking movies.. I was inspired to enroll in the same field. and luckily I was able to follow my passion.

How Did You Become A Cybersecurity Analyst/ Professional?

Basic forensic/ security fundamentals should be clear because tools can be learnt easily once the person have clear idea what is going in the backside.

What Advice Would You Give To Someone Interested In Starting A Career In Cybersecurity?

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Mayank Yadav

Mayank Yadav

Biography

I came to Information Security industry in mid 2015 as a Fresher (Post) Graduate, M.S. in Cyber Law and Information Security from National Law institute University Bhopal. It is a combination of Cyber Law and information security and I choose to go with Information Security. After completion of the Post Graduation, I started to work in iSec Services Pvt. Ltd. as Information Security Analyst. In iSec, I worked as Internal Auditor for the Client of managing ISMS, as Auditor ISMS and other work related to Information Security.

After that, I joined Mahindra Special Service Group and an Analyst (ISMS). With my previous experience in ISMS, I was assigned with IT Current State Assessment for a big Organization and I successfully completed that project. Also I have work experience of full ISMS Implementation, Risk Assessment and Mitigation, Gap analysis, Policy Development and other aspect of Information Security.

On other note, I am hungry to learn new things and I believe that “you can learn every day if you willing to do so”.

What Type Of Analyst Are You And What Industry Do You Work In (Or Have You Worked For)?

I have completed my Bachelor of Engineering from Electronics and Communication after that I pursue my dream to become CORE electronic engineer however I change my mind because of recession and I came to know about this field so I completed my Post Graduation M.S from Cyber Law and Information Security and became a Information Security Professional.

How Did You Become A Cybersecurity Analyst/ Professional?

Try to focus on one domain at first to kick start and do some certifications for that and apply for same post. Don’t run for money, just gain experience and money will follow you (off-course if you are good).

What Advice Would You Give To Someone Interested In Starting A Career In Cybersecurity?

ISMS Analyst “Certified ISO 27001:2013 LA”


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