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Courses and qualifications I have undertaken and obtained are as follows:

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SANS GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM) - 2017 GREM holders demonstrate the knowledge and skills to reverse-engineer malware that targets common platforms, such as Microsoft Windows and web browsers. Professionals holding the GREM know how to examine inner-workings of malware in the context of forensic investigations, incident response, and Windows system administration.


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SANS GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) - 2015 GCIH holders demonstrate their ability to manage security incidents by understanding common attack techniques, vectors and tools as well as defending against and/or responding to such attacks when they occur. The GCIH certification focuses on methods used to detect, respond, and resolve computer security incidents. Professionals holding the GCIH are qualified for hands-on and leadership positions within incident handling teams.


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University of Maryland - Specialization in Cyber Security - 2014 - 2015 The Cybersecurity Specialization covers the fundamental concepts underlying the construction of secure systems, from the hardware to the software to the human-computer interface, with the use of cryptography to secure interactions. The course enabled me to develop a way of thinking that is security-oriented, with a better understanding how to think about adversaries and how to build systems that defend against them.


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Cornell University - Wiretaps to Big Data (ENGRI1280x) - 2014 I studied ENGRI1280x, a course focusing on how cellular technology enables massive surveillance and affects the privacy of its users. Specific topics include the collection of metadata, WiFi and Internet surveillance, networking technology, cryptographic methods to secure wired and wireless networks and applying ethical thinking and judgment to a wide range of privacy and surveillance situations.


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Harvard University - CS50x - 2012 - 2013 A computer science course which focused on algorithmic thinking, cryptography, digital forensics, web programming, databases and data structures. I successfully completed the course, one of only 1,388 students worldwide to do so, out of 150,349 students who registered.


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MIT - 6.002x - Circuits & Electronics - 2011 - 2012 I studied 6.002x – an electrical engineering and computer science course focusing on circuits and electronics. This course was the pilot offering by edX and centred on complex mathematics, circuits and non-linear systems. I excelled in the course and was one of only 7,157 worldwide students to pass out of 154,763 students who registered.


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Bond Solon - Advanced Professional Certificate in Investigative Practice - 2008 - 2010 I am a highly skilled and qualified criminal investigator. I obtained a City & Guilds Advanced Investigative Practitioners award having studied with Bond Solon, a specialist legal training company in London.