More success for London Met cybersecurity

Nepal student wins Cisco cybersecurity scholarship

Computer Networking and IT Security student, Nitesh Bhatta, is on course for an impressive cyber career after being selected for a prestigious Cisco scholarship.

Nitesh, who studies at Islington College Nepal – a partner institution of London Met – secured a Cisco Cybersecurity Scholarship, which were introduced by Cisco in 2016 to help increase the number of individuals with critical cybersecurity skills. The company has invested $10 million in scholarship funding to address the current security skills gap.

Over 50,000 people apply for the scholarships globally, highlighting Nitesh’s success.

Nitesh said: “I have been working in Nepal as a security engineer at Rigo Technology for more than a year, where my daily task is to penetrate inside corporate and financial networks and also perform research on latest cyber threats, vulnerabilities and exploits.

“Now, that I have been accepted for the 'Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops' program, this Cisco Scholarship will be of great help for expanding my knowledge and career on networking and cybersecurity. I hope to learn both offensive and defensive techniques so that I can think like an attacker and protect like a hacker, and help make cyber space safer. In doing so, I would like to thank my teachers of Islington College, for their supervision and support.”

London Met was established as a Cisco Academy Training Centre in 1998, before later becoming a Super Regional Academy, within the former University of North London's School of Communications Technology and Mathematical Sciences. In April 2016 the University was formally recognised by Cisco for providing the best delivery of the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) curriculum in Europe. 

Read more about London Met's Cisco Networking Academy Programme.

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