10 July 2024

Sara Menicanin

Sara Menicanin - POLIMI GSoM

How did the master help you acquire tools that enabled you to face the everyday challenges in your organisation/industry? 

I decided to specialize by enrolling in the International Master in Cybersecurity Management. The program provided me with advanced knowledge of cybersecurity protocols, risk management, and incident response, which were not covered in depth during my undergraduate studies. I also gained hands-on experience with the latest cybersecurity tools and technologies.

One of the key benefits was the opportunity to work on real-world cybersecurity projects and internships with leading companies in the industry. This practical experience allowed me to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios, enhancing my problem-solving skills and industry readiness.

The program also offered numerous networking opportunities with industry professionals, guest lecturers, and my peers. These connections have been invaluable for staying updated with industry trends and for future career opportunities.

Since completing the master's program, I have seen significant career advancement. I secured a position as a cybersecurity manager at the Ministry of Information and Telecommunications, where I apply my specialized knowledge to safeguard critical information systems.

In summary, the International Master in Cybersecurity Management has been instrumental in advancing my career by providing specialized knowledge, practical experience, and valuable industry connections. I am confident that the skills and insights I gained will continue to benefit me throughout my professional journey.

How has the specialising master helped you cultivate your capital of human connections with professionals and companies?

Pursuing a Master's in Cybersecurity Management equipped me with a robust set of tools and knowledge that significantly enhanced my ability to address daily work challenges through the lenses of innovation, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.

Firstly, the program provided a deep understanding of the latest cybersecurity threats and trends, which is crucial for fostering innovation. By staying ahead of emerging threats, I am able to devise and implement cutting-edge solutions that not only protect our systems but also drive forward-thinking strategies within the organization.

Secondly, the emphasis on sustainability in the curriculum taught me the importance of developing security practices that are not only effective but also environmentally responsible and economically viable. This knowledge has enabled me to integrate sustainable practices into our cybersecurity framework, ensuring that our efforts contribute to long-term organizational stability and environmental stewardship.

Lastly, the entrepreneurial aspect of the program encouraged a mindset of continuous improvement and adaptability. The coursework and projects emphasized the importance of identifying opportunities within cybersecurity to create new business ventures or improve existing processes. This entrepreneurial approach has empowered me to lead initiatives that drive growth and efficiency, fostering a culture of innovation within the team.

Overall, the Master's in Cybersecurity Management has provided me with a comprehensive toolkit that allows me to seamlessly blend innovation, sustainability, and entrepreneurship into my daily work, ultimately enhancing the security and resilience of our organization.

10 July 2024

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