Skills & Interests - Computing
I am currently enrolled in different courses on Udacity, Udemy, Sololearn and a few IBM online courses
(Quantum experience, Bitcoin and Security courses), which keep me engaged with my computing knowledge
outside of work time. I am also completing penetration testing exercises to expand my cyber security networking
knowledge on vulnerability offense and defense. As I like to broaden my programming knowledge language variety
During my studies at university I became fond of my unit ‘System Security’ where I was taught Ethical Hacking
and Penetration Testing. I was taught to use Kali Linux and it’s OS tools for ethical hacking whilst using the
PTES standard (Penetration Testing Execution Standard). Along side of that I learn to use NIST’s NVD and OWASP
top 10 vulnerabilities to find current exploits and ways of mitigation against these exploits. I had prior Python
knowledge and expanded it with my learning of python exploitation and also memory exploitation in C/C++. Since then
I have put myself out to broaden my knowledge by competing in things such as the UK Cyber Security challenge, Vulnhub
challenges, HackTheBox challenges and am currently completing my OSCP Pen-Testing Testing Certification and will then
complete my CREST Accreditation shortly after.
Cyber Security Engineering/Ethical Hacking Workflow:
- Threat Analysis - Current knowledge of ongoing/new threats, trends and solutions. With help of OWASP top 10,
NIST's NVD, The CVD
- Penetration Testing - Experience in testing Apps, Websites & Infrastructure
- Security Testing Tools - Handson experience with use of tools in both Kali Linux and others such as Burp
Suite, SQLMap, Metasploit, NMap
- Virtual Machine use - VMWare/Virtual Box
- Offence vs. Defence (Internal), Penetration Testing Standard (External) & Red Team Hacking (External)
Skills & Interests - Sports
I like to keep in good condition and try to keep both my body and mind healthy by working out
regularly. I enjoy playing squash and was in the school squash team, I have also participated in playing golf
which I have done since I was young and have achieved many qualifications for my skills and knowledge.
I have also played American Football for Portsmouth University and my experience as a player has taught me
effective teamwork, communication skills and enhanced my drive to succeed. For the past two years,
I have focused on self-defence sports to keep me fit and able to protect myself and others.
In doing so I have achieved an orange belt in kickboxing and am trying to achieve a red belt further from
that. I have also taken up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and have recently achieved a blue belt and am now
striving for my purple belt.