We as a collective species have attained a pinnacle oftechnological advancement. Or is it? It’s always a no. Like the advancements inscience and computing where a relatively new technology today is obsolete nextyear.
In a world that runs on innovations, discoveries and solutions forproblems we’re facing, the fact that we cannot find a solution for all theproblems in Network security is what made me? ?love? ?learning? ?more? ?about? ?it.Myinterest in computers began at an early age, when I started writing simpleC/C++ programs in school labs. This interest made me choose Computer Science asthe elective in my high school and since then I have scored good grades inalmost all of my Computer Science practical papers throughout my education.After high school, I desired to do my bachelors in computer engineering but thecollege I preferred did not teach the course, I had the pressure to choosebetween the course I desired and the college I desired, sacrificing the course Iwanted, I took a cognately related course Electrical and ElectronicsEngineering in Jerusalem college of Engineering affiliated to Anna university,which is among the top 20 universities. My undergraduate course offered wide curriculum ofintegrated subjects like Electrical, Computers, Telecommunications, andInstrumentation. My two years at high school prepared me for what to expect inundergraduate level strengthening my knowledge in applied science andmathematics.
While I was enthusiastic on keeping myself contemporary onadvancements in technology, I was disclosed to subjects like Calculus, Datastructures, Communication systems, Computer Networks and many more in myundergraduate course. I wanted my final year project to be closely related tomy academics and my passion for security, me and two other partners made aproject based on “security of wireless sensor networks in an IoT environmentalmonitoring system”. We made a Secure Temperature Monitoring System (STMS)as environmental investigation device and MSP430 as the microcontroller. MSP430 was prone to brute force attack aslong as an attacker had access to the firmware, so we made a solution by creatinga Two-factor authentication feature which allows developer to specify a user definedpassphrase to further protect the microcontroller. We used temperature sensors,but in this way any IoT device can be used and its result data can be storedsecurely. Apart from my college project I also worked on another project underthe guidance of NIIT (National institute of information technology).
This is where I realized how closely web applications and network security arerelated. After myengineering I had a choice of further continuing my academics or get into theindustry for a full-time job, I chose the latter to get some real-worldexperience and my first job was at “Reliance jio infocomm limited” and I willbe having 18 months experience come September. I was hired as a networkengineer. My role in the company is a planner for backhaul. My job descriptionincludes designing LTE IMPLS network with topologies and assigning IP routingprotocols. I primarily worked with enterprise software’s like GIS and EricsonNE, which are used to design the network architecture. I interacted with teamsfrom network and information security and was awed by their process of work andI wanted to be a part of them, but I knew I did not have what it takes to be apart of an experienced security team, so I wanted to learn about the latestsecurity advancements and I knew college is my only option.
In a nutshell, I’m a quick learner and a researchdriven individual who is passionate about learning new things with moreinclination towards practical implementation of what I learn. My aim is to combinethe best of Web developing and creating a secure network for user to access thecontents in the web. I wish to pursue my masters in Computer science specializingin Information and Network security in University of Limerick to further myknowledge. Although my knowledge in Network security is quite limited, with thepractical and research exposure provided by University of Limerick, I believethat I will be able to achieve my goal. I will? ?be? ?very? ?grateful? ?if? ?I??am? ?offered? ?admit? ?and? ?would? ?strive? ?hard? ?to? ?prove? ?myself? ?worthy.