Alumni Stories – Milind Bhargava

Wireless Networking – T411

Graduated 2012

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“A lot of my success is thanks to what I learned at George Brown College” explains Wireless Networking graduate Milind Bhargava. "I knew I wanted to dedicate my career to the computer field and be part of a school that invested just as much interest to computer technology as I did to deciding what career path I wanted to take."

Milind fondly recalls his time at George Brown College making new friends, being a Teaching Assistant, volunteering for industry events and receiving great career advice from professors. Some of the most valuable experiences I had at George Brown included working collaboratively in the many group projects that were part of the curriculum. Such group endeavours helped to prepare me for what I now encounter on a daily basis - working with clients, collaborating with my peers, and organizing my time effectively. "

Before graduation in 2011, Milind secured the position of Network Administrator at Yellow Wood Networks in Calgary, where a typical work day for Milind included “server hardware and software installs, system setup, and security audits. A few years later he joined TELUS Security’s Threat Intelligence team.

In Early 2015, as he was working with TELUS as a Senior Security Consultant, he joined George Brown again as a Professor in the Network and System Security Analysis Post Graduate Program teaching the Advanced Security Management and Auditing program. In the past 4 years, he has guided the student Capture the Flag team to achieve 93rd position among 1000 teams in the 2016 Hack the Vote challenge and continues to involve current students and graduates in Capture the Flag games to help them learn even after graduation.

To better prepare students for the work they will be doing as Cyber Security Professionals, Milind teaches them the tools of the trade he uses both for his Managed Security Services company – Mjolnir Security (half of his team is George Brown graduates) and for his consulting practice with the Deloitte Incident Response team.

In this fast-paced world of security, his advice to future cyber security professionals is to make a home lab to practice. Every cyber-security job he has got is due to a home lab, same goes for the clients he keeps impressing.

Milind can be reached at milind.bhargava@georgebrown.ca and https://www.linkedin.com/in/milindbhargava/.