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Hi, I’m Manraj Bansal.

I am a Cyber Security Analyst with a keen interest and skills in all things Blue Team including; Threat Hunting, Detection Engineering, Incident Response, Malware Analysis and Malware Development. Oh and also Web Application penetration testing. 

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Career History

UK Specialist Bank 

I have been working at a specialist bank within the UK as a Cyber Security Analyst since February 2021 where I help defend the bank from cyber threats and mitigate risk. Throughout the course of my employment, I have been developing my incident response, threat hunting, OSINT, malware analysis and threat analysis skills. 

My Skills

  • Threat hunting (SEIM and EDR) GitHub repo coming soon...

  • Incident Response

  • Digital Forensics

  • Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering

  • Malware Development

  • OSINT and Internet Research and Investigations

  • Palo Alto Firewall Management

  • Web Application Penetration Testing

Certifications and Training

Over the past year I have delved deeper into what it means to be a blue teamer. I have taken and passed a threat hunting and malware analysis exam with the hopes of diving into Incident response and forensics next. I am very keen to develop my learning malware development skills and am currently taking Sektor7's Malware Development Essentials course to do so. I am also taking ELearnSecurity's Digital Forensics Professional course to develop my Digital Forensics skills further.

Currently holds:

  1. eCMAP - ELearnSecurity Certified Malware Analysis Professional

  2. eCTHPELearnSecurity Certified Threat Hunt Professional

  3. eJPT ELearnSecurity Junior Penetration Tester

  4. AZ-900 - Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

  5. Intqual-Pro - Advanced Certificate in Internet Research and Investigations.

  6. Proofpoint - Certified Insider Threat Specialist | Certified Phishing Specialist. 

  7. Altered Security - Introduction to Azure Penetration Testing.

  8. Sektor7 - Malware Development Essentials

Courses completed:

  1. Fastlane Palo Alto Networks Firewall 11.0 Essentials: Configuration and Management (EDU-210).

  2. PEH - Practical Ethical Hacking

  3. PMAT - Practical Malware Analysis & Triage 

  4. Elastic - Elastic Security Essentials : SIEM | Kibana Fundamentals 

In progress:​​

  1. eCDFPELearnSecurity Digital Forensics Professional

Projects and Research

I love to research in the field of Active Directory security and Malware Analysis. Some projects I have done recently are setting up my own pentesting lab with Microsoft Azure and practicing Active Directory attacks, analysing and locally deploying Phish Kits. I have also set up my own isolated Malware Analysis and development lab to develop skills in this area.


After completing my BCS accredited Computer Science degree at Keele University with a 1st Class (Hons). I had then went on to complete my GCHQ accredited Masters in Information Security at Royal Holloway University of London with a Distinction.

My Msc project was titled: Investigating what is the most effective way of applying IoT security testing frameworks to medical devices.

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