Shreyas Tewari

MSc Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity, 2022

Graduate Profile

Congratulations on your graduation - what now?

Following graduation, I took a position as a cybersecurity analyst for National Grid Electricity Distribution. As cybersecurity is such a broad field, I intend to dedicate the next few months to honing my skills and learning defensive systems measures that can be used to protect an organisation's infrastructure from cyber threats. Along with learning how to protect an organisation's infrastructure from cyber threats. Along with learning how to protect the organisation from external threats, I intend to improve internal security measures by conducting a cyber awareness.

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What's your long term ambition?

It has been my long term ambition to launch my own start up business that helps the general public by channeling my knowledge in cybersecurity towards creating a society that is more cyber aware and better protected against cyber attacks.

How are you feeling now that your time at Abertay has come to an end?

My time at Abertay was wonderful and I met many bright and intelligent people who inspired me. It is an experience I will treasure and never forget. Although I will miss my time here at Abertay University, I am looking forward to using the skills and experience that I have gained towards building a future in the field of cybersecurity.

Why did you decide to study at Abertay?

When I first started researching cybersecurity in 2019, I came across the concept of ethical hacking, which piqued my interest. I wanted to specialise in this field and Abertay was one of the few Universities that offered this program. The coursework grabbed my attention, and I was intrigued by Abertay's emphasis on hands-on experience rather than the typical classroom style.

What were the highlights of your time at Abertay?

I made many great memories at Abertay University. To highlight a few - my first digital forensics court report where I spent weeks analysing bird images from a storage disk and another time when I had to build a VoIP application that would establish a connection between multiple devices (mobiles and laptops) that would exchange messages or initiate voice and video calls between them. Apart from academics, I made wonderful memories while working part time as a student helper at the library where I got the opportunity to be a part of the student panel to speak with prospective candidates for the new principal position, and had a great time participating in a photoshoot for the university portfolio.

How did you find having to move to online learning due to COVID-19?

My course was delivered in a hybrid style, where the theory part of the lessons were delivered online and the practical sessions were taught on campus. This course was structured in such a way that allowed me to study at my own pace and visit the campus during the practical sessions to interact with the professors to ask any questions on the subject area. In addition to offering online lessons, the professors were always available on Microsoft Teams if we had questions outside our scheduled meeting time. Due to these efforts, the online delivery method had a positive affect on my studies.

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