Employee Spotlight - Dennis Sarovski

I am Dennis Sarovski, a cybersecurity professional at Cyclica Inc. with a passion for both learning and teaching about the latest developments in the field. My background in physics, computer science, and computer security has given me a well-rounded understanding of the technical and practical aspects of cybersecurity. In my personal life, I have a love for travel and my favourite country is Switzerland. The country's unique ecosystem and stunning mountain ranges are what make it my preferred destination. My goal is to provide clear and informative insights on trends, updates, and best practices in cybersecurity and to help others grow in their careers. I am currently working on achieving various cyber security certifications and have a strong interest in DevOps and related fields. I am dedicated to using my expertise to make a positive impact in my role and proud to be part of a team that is dedicated to keeping our clients safe in the digital world.

What's your role at Cyclica?

As the dedicated Cybersecurity Analyst at Cyclica, my role is crucial in ensuring the security and protection of the company's systems and data. I am responsible for designing and implementing robust security architectures that meet the ever-evolving security challenges and regulatory requirements. In addition to that, I conduct regular risk assessments to identify potential security threats and develop mitigation plans to address them. Compliance with relevant security regulations and industry standards is a top priority, and I work to ensure that the company remains compliant at all times. I also provide guidance and leadership to my team members on security-related matters and respond quickly to any security incidents that may occur, working to resolve them in an efficient and effective manner. In short, my role is critical to the overall security and success of Cyclica.

What motivates you to wake up and go to work every day?

Waking up and going to work every day is motivated by my passion for the ever-expanding field of cybersecurity. The dynamic and constantly evolving nature of this industry keeps me engaged and motivated, as there is always something new to discover and learn about. I find immense joy in the challenge of problem-solving and critically thinking in my role, which keeps each day fresh and exciting. Additionally, my work in cybersecurity allows me to make a positive impact and contribute to the protection of people's personal and sensitive information. It is a constantly changing and challenging field, and I am motivated to stay up-to-date with the latest developments and advancements. Overall, my love for the field and desire to make a difference are what motivate me to wake up and go to work every day.

How do you define success?  

Success can be defined as the accomplishment of one's goals and aspirations, accompanied by a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment. It is the realization of one's potential and the ability to make a positive impact on oneself and others. Success can also be measured by personal growth, financial stability, and the attainment of one's dreams and desires. The definition of success can vary from person to person and can change throughout one's lifetime. Ultimately, success is a deeply personal concept that is defined by an individual's values, beliefs, and aspirations, and it requires hard work, determination, and a positive attitude. To achieve success, I believe that it is important to set clear and achievable goals, be persistent in the face of challenges, and stay focused on what truly matters.

What’s the best career advice you have ever received?

The best career advice I have ever received was to never stop learning and always seek opportunities to expand my knowledge and skills. Another piece of advice was to network and build strong relationships, as the people I meet can be valuable assets in my professional journey. I was also told to be flexible and open to change, as the job market and industries are constantly evolving. I was advised to take calculated risks and not be afraid of failure, as failure can lead to growth and new opportunities. Finally, I was encouraged to stay true to my values, ethics, and beliefs, as having a strong sense of purpose and integrity can help guide me towards fulfilling and meaningful work. This advice has been instrumental in shaping my career and has helped me navigate challenges and make the most of opportunities along the way.

What books do you want to read?

I am building a list of books to read that delve into how science, history, and technology impact the world. First on my list is "Guns, Germs, and Steel," which explores the reasons for differing technological progress among civilizations. Next, I want to read "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" by Yuval Noah Harari, which covers the evolution of our species from the emergence of Homo sapiens to today and discusses key events in human history. Lastly, I want to read "The Meaning of Human Existence" by Edward O. Wilson, which delves into the purpose and role of humankind in the universe and the importance of ethics and morality.

What do you like to do when you aren’t at work?

In my leisure time, I endeavor to enhance my skills by studying various tools and developments in the field of cyber security. While taking a break from work, I find relaxation in gardening and planting vegetables. One of my aspirations is to complete my hydroponics project and construct self-sustainable home plant growth stations. My objective is to incorporate automation by utilizing embedded circuits and sensors, allowing the system to independently provide the plants with necessary nutrients and manage the pumps.

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