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eLearnSecurity Student Spotlight: Osanda Malith Jayathissa

A week ago, we asked several eLearnSecurity students to tell us about themselves and some of the experiences they’ve had since stepping into the security industry.

Over the next few days, we intend to share their stories with you, in the hope that you could perhaps pick up a bit of advice, motivation, inspiration – or even just a few laughs – from them, just like we did!

Read the previous editions of Student Spotlight here.

 Osanda Malith Jayathissa
IT Security Consultant, ZeroDayLab Ltd.
LinkedIn profile

Where did you first hear of eLearnSecurity?
I saw on Google
Which of our training courses have you taken?
Penetration Testing StudentWeb Application Penetration Testing, Web Application Penetration Testing eXtreme, Advanced Reverse Engineering of Software
What made you choose that particular course?
The syllabus and the online reviews
What topics would you like to see eLearnSecurity cover next?
Advanced Windows Exploit development, active directory hacking, Cryptography, Fuzzing, Modern Web App Pentesting
Tell us a bit about what you do.
I’m a security consultant, mainly doing pentesting in real life.
How did you get into security?
By forum since age 12
What is the most important part of your work?
Popping shells and getting root or domain admin
 Is there something about security that could convince students, enthusiasts, or other IT professionals in general, to pursue this career path?
Always keep trying hard, never give up 🙂
Any skills in particular that you think are crucial in today’s security landscape?
Management skills and business skills would come handy
What would be the best advice you could give to someone just getting started in the field?
Keep on practicing and self studying 🙂


Whose story should we hear next?

Would you like to nominate an eLS student to be featured on Student Spotlight? Hit us up on Twitter at @eLearnSecurity, and tell us a little about them. You may even nominate yourself!

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