PRIYANKA MUTHU

priyanka.muthu1@gmail.com | linkedin.com/priyanka-muthu

PROFILE


  • Cyber Security Specialist proficient in online security research, planning, execution, and maintenance with a Bachelors of Tech in Information Technology from one of the top 10 engineering colleges in India - CEG - Anna university.
  • Skilled at vulnerability assessment, security analysis, incident response and penetration testing with relevant Cyber security procedures and preventative measures.
  • Specialized in computer networking, securing softwares, applications and infrastructures and working to prevent cyber-attacks, especially in business and corporate settings while understanding overall IT security technology.
  • Seeking challenging assignments in security position to utilize my skills and abilities that offer professional growth while being resourceful, innovative and getting trained.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCE


  • Operating systems : Windows (xp/7/8/10), Windows Server (2003, 2008/2012/2016/2019),CentOS, Ubuntu, Kali Linux, Mac OS.
  • Programming and scripting languages : C, C++, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Bash, Python, PowerShell.
  • Networking : TCP/IP, LAN, WAN, VLAN, WLAN, RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, ARP, BGP, FTP,TFTP NFS, UDP,HTTP,HTTPS,SMTP,SNMP,ICMP,STP,VTP.
  • IT service managers : ServiceNow, Splunk Enterprise (SIEM), Lean IX.
  • Services : Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, MAIL (SMTP/IMAP), WEB (IIS/ APACHE/NGINX), Docker, Cloud - Microsoft Azure.
  • Virtualization : VMware (ESXI hypervisor, Vcenter (DRS/HA/FT), Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle VirtualBox, VMware workstation Pro.
  • Security tools and technologies : Firewall(Cisco ASA ,OPNsense, pfsense, Checkpoint)Cisco Packet Tracer, Proxy, VPN(OpenVPN, Site-to- Site,AnyConnect),, Anti-virus server, SSL/TLS certificates, incident/risk management, Nessus tenable, Nmap, Zenmap, Netsparker, OpenVAS, wpscan, dirb, Nikto, Burpsuite, , Wireshark, Tshark, Metasploit, Armitage, Ollydbg, IPS/IDS, Snort, Jmeter, Blazemeter, Bloodhound, MITRE attack framework (Enterprise), Postman, OWASP Top 10, SANS Top 25, OWASP Top 10 - API Security, HIPAA, NIST, PCI-DSS, SOX.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS


eLearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester - Apr 2022

Introduction to Azure Penetration Testing - Altered Security - Jan 2022

AZ-500 - Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer - Nov 2021

SC-900 - Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals - Nov 2021

CEH V10 - Certified Ethical Hacker - EC-Council - Feb 2019

CCNA Routing and Switching - Cisco Networking Academy - Dec 2017

TECHNICAL TRAININGS


  • Practical Ethical Hacking - TCM Academy - Jan 2022
  • AZ-500 - Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer - Nov 2021
  • SC-900 - Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals - Nov 2021
  • AZ-900 - Microsoft Azure Fundamentals - Sep 2021
  • Security Testing : Vulnerability Management with Nessus - LinkedIn - May 2021
  • IT security Foundations : Core concepts - LinkedIn - May 2020
  • MacOS for IT Administrators - LinkedIn - May 2020
  • Ethical Hacking (CEH Version 10) - Prompt Infotech - Dec 2018
  • Red Hat System Administration - Prompt Infotech - Nov 2018
  • MCITP - Microsoft Certified IT Professional - Prompt Infotech - Oct 2018
  • Comptia N+ (Basics of Computer Networking) - Prompt Infotech - Sep 2018
  • Comptia A+ (Basics of Computer Hardware) - Prompt Infotech - Aug 2018
  • CCNA - Cisco Certified Network Associate (Routing & Switching) - Sep 2017
  • Kennedy Space center (Astronaut training experience) - NASA - Sep 2011

WORK EXPERIENCE


IT Technical Risk Specialist, Munich RE Life Management Ltd., Toronto, Canada (Full-time)
Feb 2022 - Present
Global IT Co-op (IT Security Testing), Munich RE Life Management Ltd., Toronto, Canada (Full-time Co-op)
May 2021 - Jan 2022

  • Global IT security testing projects conducting penetration tests on Web applications, network infrastructure, on prem/ cloud ( Azure ) , API, etc.
  • Assist with enhancing and maintaining methodologies and report templates
  • Analyze security-related scans and generate VAPT reports with the execution summary
  • Assist with: web application/web services testing, network penetration testing, mobile application penetration testing, thick Client penetration testing
  • Conduct focused research on newly identified threats and risks
  • Explore new tools and attack methods

Application tester, SaluberMD LLC., Montreal, Canada (Part time - Remote)
Jul 2020 - Mar 2021

  • Application tester in SaluberMD. (iOS, Android, WebApp)
  • Follow agile mindset. Application testing
  • Add improvements to the current testing process
  • Developed analytical skills and attention to detail by analyzing critical bugs and potential issues

Security analyst, Prompt Infotech, Tamil Nadu, India (Full-time)
Jul 2018 - Aug 2019

  • Overseeing security projects and carrying out assessments to detect vulnerabilities that could be exploited.
  • Assist with different pentest projects including network and web applications.
  • Keeping up-to-date with service information and updates to ensure accurate information is provided to customers.
  • Participating in team meetings and training sessions to stay current with new policies and procedures.

Database Administrator Intern, L&T Constructions Pvt. Ltd., Tamil Nadu, India
May 2017 - Jun 2017

  • Collaborated with 10 associates in the technical team to administer the database of the inventory.
  • Improved the current processes into comprehensive functional and technical reports for the ongoing projects.

EDUCATION


L’institut Supérieur d’Informatique (ISI College) - Montreal, Canada (Class of 2022)

Attestation of College Studies in Computer Networks and Security

  • Course work : Security of communications, Networks security, Advanced security

College of Engineering Guindy - Anna University - Chennai, India (Class of 2018)

Bachelors of Technology in Information technology

  • Course work : Computer Architechture, Computer Networks, Data structures and Algorithms, Distributed systems, Embedded Systems, Web technology

MEMBERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE


  • Associate Member at National Cyber Safety and Security Standards (NCSSS)
  • Hosted a Cybersecurity conference - SARCON 2020 for over 2000 participants streamed live on YouTube