We Ask InfoSec Professionals How They Started Their Career And How They Became A Cybersecurity Analyst


These interviews are designed to help you because you'll learn exactly how these professionals started their careers in Cybersecurity.


Juan Carlos Montes Senra

Juan's LinkedIn Profile/ Personal Bio

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. More than 7 years of experience in software development.

How did you become a Cyber 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 Cyber Security?
Start by focusing on one thing (forensic, malware, pentesting etc) and master that.


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 Cyber 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 Cyber Security?
Get relevant experience in system/ network administration first.


What type of Analyst are you and what industry do you work in (or have you worked for)?
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.

How did you become a Cyber Analyst/ Professional?
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.

What advice would you give to someone interested in starting a career in Cyber Security?
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.



Mayank Yadav

Mayank's LinkedIn Profile/ Personal Bio

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".

How did you become a Cyber Analyst/ Professional?
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.

What advice would you give to someone interested in starting a career in Cyber Security?
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 type of Analyst are you and what industry do you work in (or have you worked for)?
ISMS Analyst "Certified ISO 27001:2013 LA"