Talent interview with Ekta Patel at our Cyber Career Centre. Ekta shared her experience and background, the reason to choose cybersecurity career path, and one thing she is most proud of herself.

  • Bryan Li, Founder and Coach, Cyber Career Centre
  • Ekta Patel, Cybersecruity Talent

Bryan Li:

Alright! Welcome Ekta to the cyber Career Center talk! I’d like to ask you some simple questions.

My first question is: can you quickly introduce yourself? Like who you are and what you do?

Ekta Patel:

Thank You Bryan for having me in the Cyber Career Center talk!

I’m an IT engineer and I’m pursing my post graduation degree in Cybersecurity and computer forensics in Lambton College Mississauga. I have done my co-op and summer internship in Aviva.  Aviva is the leading insurance company in Canada and all over the North America. In my internship I was mainly focusing on the vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, report analysis, phishing exercise, and social engineering method as well.  And one more thing I want to add is about my bachelor’s degree. I have completed intrusion detection and prevention system project using this Snort tool in India.

Bryan Li:

Obviously, you’re choosing the cybersecurity as your career path. so why did you pick up this path at the first place?

Ekta Patel:

Cybersecurity gives me a passion about the work. It’s about everything. And there is a chance for everyone to get something new in this area. There are lots of technologies in the Cybersecurity.  

Bryan Li:

You have done quite many things. What is the one thing you most proud of yourself so far and why?

Ekta Patel:

That’s the “Don’t give up” thing.  As one of the my professor he always told me that “Go get it!” And it is the best slogan for me. I don’t give up in any situation.  In the Cybersecurity field, there are lots of situations came during your work, there are a lot of challenges coming over, but we have to focus more on how we going to provide the best the security solution to protect our business. So that’s the main thing for me that I don’t give up on any situation.

Bryan Li:

Wonderful! Don’t give up and get the results!