Diploma in Business Enterprise IT
School of Information Technology
I Take Down Hackers
I’m a Threat Hunter. Yes, that is my actual job title.
I work at F-secure Countercept, a leading cybersecurity firm with a worldwide presence. My job? To battle live attackers and track malicious activities to protect my clients’ cyber estates.
How did I get this job? Well it started with my passion for all things IT. When I was in secondary school, I attended some IT courses at NYP. That sparked my interest. I wanted to learn how to programme and engage with technology.
So I enrolled into NYP’s Diploma in Business Enterprise IT. During my three years in poly, I honed my foundational IT skills. Then I pursued my degree in Information Systems at NUS.
After graduation, I got drawn to defensive security. Cybersecurity seemed ever changing and challenging. When I chanced upon this F-secure Countercept position, I realised that they have a really strong team, and decided to apply for it.
Working as a Threat Hunter has been very fulfilling. I mean, there’s nothing like the constant excitement of battling threat actors.
Since then, I’ve had many opportunities to improve and up-skill myself.
I was even invited to speak about attack detection at DEF CON 2019 one of the world’s largest and most notable hacking conferences. Such an honour!
NYP has made my IT journey a LIT and successful one. For that, I am always grateful.