mastering cyber security
My name is Muhammad Hilmi H, I am a 23 years old and I was born in Makassar, Indonesia. When I was in elementary school, I have familiar with computer and understood how to use it. At the end year of senior high school, I was really fascinated to continuing my study in university and learn about information technology. Now I have achieved my bachelor degree in informatics engineering at Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University of Malang with GPA of 3.51/4.0. My undergraduate thesis research is about network forensics with the title "Network Log Investigation to Detect Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack Using General Regression Neural Network".
I am so interested in mastering cyber security but sadly there is less institution in Indonesia that provide the course. Hence, I am trying to apply for a master's program in security and information assurance at King Fahd University and Petroleum and Minerals. During in university, I was really enjoyed some subjects like computer network, distributed system and security, and artificial intelligence. To more apprehend these subjects, I was joined study club in department of Informatics Engineering, like Eth0 which learn about computer network and security, UINBuntu which learn about Linux and open source. In UINBuntu, I was mandated to be the one of stakeholders and have some chances be a speaker for the workshop routine with other members. In addition, I was ever attended in some seminars about cyber security, one of them is "Unmask Cyber Crime" that held by Surabaya Hacker Link and Surabaya City Government. The speaker is one of the persons that I admire, he is Ir. Onno W Purbo, M.Eng. Ph.D, a network security expert from Indonesia. Because I combined network forensics and artificial intelligence in my undergraduate thesis research, I tried to join machine learning class in one month that certified by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of Indonesia with its Digital Talent Scholarship program. By these experiences, I could finished my research and helped me comprehend better about information technology, especially in cyber security field.
In the master's program, I plan to take subjects like special topics in information assurance & security, computer and network forensics, security in wireless network, wireless and personal communications, and mobile computing and wireless network. By studying these courses, my desire is to develop my previous research by making a real-time system that can detect various attack in network with still implementing artificial intelligence as the core. Accordingly, if it is realized, I am sure that cyber crime cases will be drop gradually.
Studying in King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals is once in a lifetime opportunity for me to learn deeply about my field of study as well as serving as a bridge to realize my future goals. Based on Saudi Vision 2030, I'm very sure that the Kingdom has definitely occupied an absolute world leading position in the field of information technology. I love the environment, culture, people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and I wish the good facilities and high quality lecturers in the university will help me immensely in the achievement of remarkable progress, fulfilling my aspiration to become an accomplished professional in the field of security and information assurance.