Becoming a Malware Analyst

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Top MCSI Student: Duane Dunston

Duane Dunston is an Associate Professor at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. He teaches cybersecurity courses and mentors people transitioning into the cybersecurity field or those new to the cybersecurity industry. He is currently enrolled in the Threat Intelligence Analyst and Threat Hunter certification programs.

Becoming a Digital Forensics Investigator

Let’s consider a scenario. The new Batman movie has just come out. You are unable to watch it in the theatres, so you head over to a website that says, “Download this software, you can watch the new Batman movie immediately!”. You download the software, only to find out it is fake. Disappointed, you carry on with your work.

Top MCSI Student: Bushra Safdar

This post is an interview of one of our top students: Bushra Safdar. She began her journey in IT by completing a course in web development. This was the moment that she developed an interest in cyber security too. Bushra wanted to gain practical skills, and that’s why she enrolled in MCSI’s Remote Internship Programme. She completed the course in November of 2021 and received both a Certificate of Completion and a Letter of Recommendation from Benjamin Mossé. This interview details her entire experience learning with MCSI.

Top MCSI Student: Nathan Chan

This post is an interview with one of MCSI’s top students, Nathan Chan. Nathan Chan has a knack for digital forensics, incident response, reverse engineering, penetration testing, red teaming, blue teaming, and exploit development. He is well-rounded in cyber security, taking on many hats. On a day-to-day basis, Nathan Chan is a seasoned incident responder. He believes that with the power of Google and reading and understanding books, nothing is impossible in IT. He is proficient in Windows, Mac, and Linux forensics.

Top MCSI Student: Divya Lakshmanan

This post is an interview of one of our top students: Divya Lakshmanan. Within a year, Divya completed MCSI’s Remote Internship Programme and reached 50% completion on our Incident Response and Digital Forensics certification training (referred to as MDFIR). Today, Divya works on complex DFIR engagements where she responds to ransomware attacks, endpoint threats, and business email compromises. She’s proficient in Windows and Android forensics.