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About Me


I have recently completed my degree in Computer Forensics and Security (Hons) at Bournemouth University which I graduated with a 2:1 and I am currently working at Bibby Financial Services as a Information Security Awareness Analyst. I am a very adaptable, hardworking with a friendly disposition, who can work well on my own or as part of a team.

I have been fascinated by technology since an early age, with a keen interest in why and how technology works. At my time at university and during my placement, I gained a broad understanding of cyber security and data protection from both a technical and business perspective. This has enabled me to understand the consequences to businesses, stakeholders and customers when there are data breaches or cyber-attacks, whilst also understanding the underlying technology issues that may have led to the original security breach.

This interest in data protection and security led me to develop a web application as part of my degree dissertation that helps SMEs gain a better understanding of what is required and how to achieve Cyber Essentials certification. Since completing my degree course, I have been looking further into data protection, specifically GDPR where I achieved the EU General Data Protection Regulation Foundation certificate accreditated by the IBITGQ.

Education


Computer Forensics and Security (BSc) - Bournemouth University

I have completed a four year degree at Bournemouth University studying Computer Forensics and Security (BSc). My course covered 16 units which can be seen below.

First Year

  • Business & Professional Issues

  • Computers & Networks

  • Programming

  • Relational Databases

  • Systems Analysis & Design

  • User Centred Web Development

Second Year

  • Ethical Hacking and Coountermeasures

  • Digital Forensics

  • Infrastructure Strategy

  • Systems Design

  • Web Programming

  • Project Management and Teamworking

Final Year

  • Information Assurance

  • Security by Design

  • Human Factors in Computer Systems

  • Individual Project (A Web App to Prepare SME s for Cyber Essentials)

Employment


Bibby Financial Services

I am currently working as a Information Security Awareness Analyst at Bibby Financial Services. My role at Bibby Financial Services consists of ensuring the company is compliant with GDPR and achieving PCI DSS and Cyber Essentials. In addition, I attend various business network meetings and Cyber Security seminars, as well as supporting the sales team by attending client meetings, where I help provide security solutions. It has given me the opportunity to gain more experience and exposure to the security industry and enhanced both my communication skills and technical skills.

Pink Connect

I am currently working as a Business Cyber Security Advisor at Pink Connect. My role at Pink Connect consists of ensuring the company is compliant with GDPR and achieving PCI DSS and Cyber Essentials. In addition, I attend various business network meetings and Cyber Security seminars, as well as supporting the sales team by attending client meetings, where I help provide security solutions. It has given me the opportunity to gain more experience and exposure to the security industry and enhanced both my communication skills and technical skills.

Certifications

GDPR - Foundation

I have currently obtained the The General Data Protection Regulation Foundation certification, accredited by the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ). It helped me gain a good understanding of the regulation and what is required for organisations to comply.


Microsoft Technology Associate: Security Fundamentals

I have obtained the Microsoft Technology Associate: Security Fundamentals, which is accredited by Microsoft. It helped me gain a good understanding in four key areas; Security Prinicples, Operating System Security, Network Security and Software Security.


Mobile Sites Certification (Google)

I have also accomplished the Mobile Sites Certification that is accredited by Google. It has helped me gain a good understanding of what is required to make websites optimised for mobiles and why it's important.

Hobbies and Interests


Tropical Fish

I currently keep Tropical Fish in my spare time, having a range from Cuckoo catfish to Neon belly Goby. The tank consists of filtraion pump which keeps the water clean, an air pump to ensure the water contains plenty of oxygen and a heat to keep the tank between 23 - 24 degrees celcius.

Fitness

I try and go to the gym on a regular basis to keep reasonably health, splitting the week into different days to workout different parts of the body.