My name is Kristine Rufi, and I recently graduated with a 4.0 GPA from ECPI University, where I earned a Master of Science degree in cybersecurity with a focus on policies and procedures. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Texas (UNT) in English with a minor in psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in cloud computing, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a 3.96 GPA. While in school, I worked at Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD as a substitute teacher before accepting the internship at Trend Micro.
I recently completed a nine-week internship at Trend Micro, which provided me the opportunity to enhance my technical skills in cybersecurity and further my knowledge about Linux, Networking, AWS, and Azure. I learned about Trend Micro’s products in Deep Security, Advanced Threat Protection, and Apex One and obtained a certification in Deep Security.
During my time at Trend Micro, I enhanced my soft skills in time management, organization, and collaboration. While working on the team project, I applied my knowledge of compliance and cloud migration, which gave me the opportunity to demonstrate my good communication and problem-solving skills. I also provided good customer support to clients of Trend Micro. Additionally, my hard work, team management, and dedication helped me and my team achieve success.
Some of my strengths include: a strong eye for details, loyalty, and working well with others. I am also ambitious, patient, and a good listener. Among my goals is my desire to achieve certifications in Azure and Security+.
I am excited to begin the next stage of my career so I may utilize my newly acquired technical skills, share my soft skill strengths, and continue to learn and grow in an entry level position in cybersecurity.