Right numerous exposures on fundamental concepts of Networking

 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 my bachelors
in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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With better high school grade, I joined B.S.
Abdur Rahman University for my undergraduate 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 programming skills such as C, C++. I found subjects such as
Computer and Wireless Networking, Fundamentals of Computing and Data Structures
and Algorithms were appealing during my undergraduate. In my third year, for
the departmental symposium, I demonstrated “Network Interrupt and Packet
Manipulation” concepts using Wireshark and other free proxy tools which was
greatly appreciated by my college faculty members and students. This project
made me curious to widen my knowledge on data privacy and data breach concepts
and I spent ample amount of my personal time to explore more on it. 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 productive manner. Though 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.

Canada has the reputation for providing best education
on all streams including 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 Ontario Institute of Technology as I believe the
curriculum of MITS 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 Cryptography and Secure Communications
and Operating Systems 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
country. To fulfill my dreams and ambitions, I am eagerly looking forward to be
a part of your graduate program.