Milda Petraityte juggles studying part time for an MSc in Information Security management, with working at global professional services firm KPMG as a cyber security consultant.
She said: “I’m flattered and slightly shocked to have been named as Cyber World’s Rising Star. I have been working with my lecturer Dr Ali for the past year and he has been very supportive of me. Studying in the university I enjoyed his module of Cyber Security in Practice where we focused on IT systems pen testing and forensic investigations”.
Milda has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience working at KPMG, for example advising clients on various cyber security aspects and helping to deal with general company issues on a daily basis.
She added: “My job allows we to understand the world of cyber from a business perspective. It is an exciting time to be working in the Cyber Security field. It is a booming industry, and in my job I am lucky in that I learn something new every day”.
Dr Ali Dehghantanha, Lecturer in Cyber Security and Forensics, within the School of Computer Science and Engineering said: “Milda is one of the most talented and hardworking students that I have ever had in my academic career. She volunteers for completing the most difficult tasks and has managed to meet deadlines in spite of her heavy workloads. It is a great pleasure to work with such a talented candidate”.