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Justin Perdok, Former student & ambassador of Cyberworkplace

Please introduce yourself.

My name is Justin, 25 years old. In 2015 I got my ‘System/Network Administrator’ degree at Da Vinci College Dordrecht. I’m an IT Geek, Ethical Hacker, DevOps Nut, PowerShell Fanatic, and lover of beers.

When did you join Cyberworkplace? What was your motivation?

I joined Cyberworkplace in April 2019 and became an ambassador in January 2020. I wanted to increase my knowledge of the cybersecurity landscape with like-minded people.

What did you like about Cyberworkplace?

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the people. Where all are here to learn and to help each other.

What have you learned at Cyberworkplace?

The ‘Python for Noobs’ course really helped me. I would usually fall back to a programming/scripting language I already knew even if it might not have been the best choice for that project.

What is your most favorite moment at Cyberworkplace?

I really enjoyed the day at Stationsplein where we ran an awareness campaign in cooperation with the Municipality of Rotterdam.

Describe Cyberworkplace with three words.

Fun. Informative. Teamwork.

What are you currently up to?

I currently work for the Dutch Red Team at Orange Cyberdefense. Here I do technical and physical penetration testing. I also have a couple of side projects where I’m automating the creation and maintenance of some cloud infrastructure used for training and lab environments as Infrastructure as Code with Terraform and Ansible. In my off time preparing for my OSCP certification and I sometimes partake in bug bounties.

Would you recommend Cyberworkplace to your friends?

I would definitely recommend it to everyone interested in security but don’t know where or how to start. Cyberworkplace is a great place to meet like-minded people and help you get your feet wet.

Is there anything else that you would like to add?

I would like to thank everyone at Cyberworkplace for making it possible. For everyone who is on the fence about joining, I would simply say, just do it.

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