Arnav is currently pursuing Masters in Cyber Security from The University of Waikato under the supervision of Dr. Ryan Ko. Before joining the Cyber Security program, Arnav was working at Spark as a member of Connection Support team. During his tenure at Spark, Arnav's enthusiasm for the cyber security field grew and an alumni referred him to connect with Dr. Ryan, a highly acclaimed cyber security expert and idol/leader to many young minds. A single meeting with Dr. Ryan convinced Arnav that his true passion lay in securing the cyberspace into safe haven for all users. Since then he has been researching real-life cyber threats and gaining hands-on practical experience in several different areas.
Arnav also holds a Bachelor of Information Assurance and Security. More recently, Arnav was a team member of the “UniHack” Team which won the Physical Drone Challenge in the NZ Cyber Security Challenge 2018. His areas of interest are Cloud Security and Penetration Testing and he's currently conducting a research on Cyber Deception under the supervision of Dr. Ryan while working towards gaining a CCSP certification.