My name is Elisha Sigei. I hold a Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance degree from University of Central Missouri and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from University of Missouri- Kansas City. My industry certifications include AWS Certified Security- Specialty, AWS Certified Solution Architect -Associate, CompTIA Security +, Deep Security 20 Certified Professional, and Apex One Certified Professional.
My experience encompasses several years of computer networking and system administration supporting basic IT infrastructure, network troubleshooting, documentation and responding to and resolving trouble tickets. I am a results-driven, team player who is always ready and willing to learn and go beyond and above. I truly enjoy solving problems and helping people. In my previous work experience with Amazon as an IT support associate II, I received an award from the regional manager for being the top ticket resolver in Q4 of 2020.
I have always wanted a rewarding and challenging career. I believe that cybersecurity, which I am passionate about, will give me an opportunity to be a problem solver working day and night to ensure that the cyber space is safer and that every threat is hunted and resolved. However, getting my foot in the industry proved a difficult since I didn’t have relevant work experience.
In October 2021, I was privileged enough to have been selected to join the Certification Program in IT Security (CPITS) designed by one of the industry leaders – Trend Micro. Throughout this journey, I have gained not only invaluable training and technical knowledge, like securing servers, endpoints, and cloud-based infrastructures, but also critical soft skills. I learned how to relate to diverse people, engage in different levels of conversation, and sell ideas effectively. Through the CPITS program I have gained practical knowledge and skills on Linux fundamentals, networking, Dev SecOps Pipeline, Advance Threat Defence, IT security fundamentals and sales, and how to deploy and best configure Trend Micro security products. I have also gained practical skills on securing servers, endpoints, and cloud-based infrastructure.
I greatly appreciate the opportunity from Trend Micro. I was able to establish my passion and purpose, build lasting connections, and work with the best team ever. The experience we had through teamwork, one-on-one interactions with my colleagues and leaders, dedicated trainers, CPITS6 Leaders, and different journey shares will always be in my mind. I will always be indebted to the instructors for their dedication and making sure that we all succeed by encouraging us daily. -Words can’t express my sincere gratitude.