Michael Kleinman

Bsc Ethical Hacking, Class of 2020

Graduate profile

How are you feeling now that your time at Abertay is coming to an end?

Originally I wasn’t planning to do that actually, I was looking to join the police and work in Digital Forensics.

I was studying at Forth Valley College at the time and my lecturer told me about the Ethical Hacking course at Abertay and how good it was. I decided that I had nothing to lose, so I applied and I got accepted.

It’s been a great experience, particularly for the expertise and opportunities the course provides. It’s pretty unique.

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Michael Kleinman – Bsc Ethical Hacking

Tell us about about some of the opportunities you’ve had?

They’ve been pretty limitless to be honest! The Ethical Hacking Society for one is a major opportunity. The chance to volunteer at Securitay, the largest student-run cybersecurity conference in Europe, was brilliant. I made a lot of useful contacts from doing this.

It was a great experience. Giving students the chance to host something like Securitay is where Abertay comes into its own.

I was also able to go to Washington DC last year as part of a Saltire Scholarship. That was fantastic.

How much did being part of the Ethical Hacking Society add to your university experience?

Hugely, especially in first and second year. It helped me build up confidence and it helped me be part of a community. It lets you build up your technical skills and it lets you build up your social skills.

How do you feel to be graduating?

I’m glad and sad at the same time. I’m excited about what’s happening next. I have a job lined up in Edinburgh as a security engineer and I’m really looking forward to getting started.

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