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Adam Caan

Cyber Security • Cloud Security • Emerging Tech

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About Me

I have graduated with a Commendation Grade (Merit) from an MSc in Cyber Security Technology from Northumbria University. With a previous Bachelor's degree in Games Design, I have always had a deep fascination with technology and its vast potential to shape our day to day lives.

My education and interests led me to discover a new passion in the world of cyber security. Now that I have graduated I am looking for my first step into the industry. If you or any of your contacts are looking for early talent, please forward my profile.

Experience

Crown Prosecution Service

Cyber Security Management [Work Experience]

- Explored the workflow and duties of Cyber Security managers through 1 to 1 sessions with the team
- Contributed to security policy changes concerning employee cloud storage and AI usage
- Gained a holistic understanding of enterprise cyber security domains including: Policy, Project Managing, Risk, Supplier Assurance, Security Operations, Future Technologies, Threat Programmes, Training Programmes

Education

Part Time Retail Roles

My varied work history during education, including retail, customer service, and administrative roles, alongside industry-related projects, demonstrates adaptability, strong interpersonal skills, and a commitment to quality service.

Past Experience: Retail Assistant at Primark (Jul 2023 - Oct 2023, pt), Brand Representative at Hollister (Dec 2022 - Jul 2023, pt), EN Model Office Advisor at ASOS (Jul 2022 - Sept 2022, ft), Stock Flow Customer Assistant at B&Q (Feb 2022 - Jul 2022, pt), Games Advisor at Topgolf (Jun 2021 - Dec 2021, ft), Customer Assistant at Tesco Superstore (Dec 2020 - Feb 2021, pt), Absence Advisor at First Care Ltd (Jan 2019 - Mar 2019, pt), Supervisor at Baskin Robbins (Jul 2015 - Jun 2016, pt)

Education

Northumbria University

Sept 2022 - Nov 2023

Masters of Science in Cyber Security Technology

Dissertation Title | Secure Cloud Computing: A Study on the Design and Implementation of Security Mechanisms

Modules of Study Include:

  • Computer Networks and Security
  • Information Governance and Cyber Security
  • Leadership in a Digital Age
  • Big Data and Cloud Security
  • Computer Security
  • Research Methods for Professional Practice
  • Brunel University

    Sept 2018 - Sept 2021

    Bachelor of Arts in Games Design (Design)

    Areas of Study Include:

  • Games Design and Theory
  • Games History
  • Digital Art and 3D Modelling
  • Numerical Design and Level Design
  • Game Engine Scripting
  • Prototyping (MVP, Ludic Sketches, Wireframing)
  • Marketing Principles
  • Projects

    Computer Network Security Exploration

    In this project, I conducted thorough research on network design principles to optimize performance, scalability, and security. By utilizing Cisco Packet Tracer, I designed and configured networks, simulating various topologies and protocols. To assess the effectiveness of my design, I evaluated access control, user privileges, and the implementation of IPSec VPN. Furthermore, I addressed ethical and social considerations essential for safeguarding the network design against cyber threats. Discussed the professional standards and legal obligations for ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

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    Secure Cloud Computing Research Project

    This project involved researching and identifying cloud security elements, both vulnerabilities and mitigation measures to improve understanding in the design and implementation of a secure Enterprise network. My approach involved using Natural Languague Processing in R to collate and find common themes in existing academic literature. This research looked into security challenges, mitigation against identified challenges and an exploration of cloud service models as well as regulatory frameworks.

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    Information Governance and Cyber Security

    I developed an information governance policy for a mock company and wrote an accompanying report, which provides justification of policy contents, chosen framework, risk assessment methodologies and strategy to implement strong information governance for the given organisation.

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    Cloud Data Big Data Migration and Visualisation

    In this project, I produced an infrastructure diagram for a data migration project, showcasing the tools and solutions involved. I created a Big Data project in the cloud, migrating existing databases and incorporating chosen features. Demonstrating the use of appropriate tools and software, I implemented security controls. Additionally, I designed a data-driven dashboard for a sample scenario, providing insights into travel bookings and data security. I also discussed professional practices for legal, ethical, and social compliance in the Cloud and Big Data environment.

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    Computer Security Module

    In this project, I conducted a comprehensive analysis of computer security elements, identifying potential risks and proposing countermeasures. I examined key security issues using Threat Intelligence and evaluated cybersecurity frameworks for effective protection. Implementing identity and access management controls in Active Directory, I enhanced computer security. Additionally, I addressed social, ethical, and legal considerations, emphasizing the required code of conduct for IT professionals in the computer security domain.

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    Dissertation Research Module

    This project involved developing a personal development plan, maintaining a research log, and creating a detailed project proposal, showcasing critical thinking, research skills, and consideration of ethical and professional aspects.

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    Games Design Dissertation

    In this project, I developed a Unity prototype to showcase my enhanced skills and knowledge. I created block models in Blender and performed coding in C#. I implemented custom scripts for adjustable gameplay elements, and gained proficiency in using arrays, serializable fields, and the Unity animator. Through trial and error, I improved my Unity skills and acquired best practices. This project allowed me to quickly prototype game mechanics and level designs. I also improved my numerical design skills and prepared a design document with a focus on the commercial viability of the game.

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