Bradford Morton, Bachelor of Information Technology, North Sydney
Bradford is currently working as an IT Security Officer, Department of Parliamentary Services at Australian Parliament House.
The biggest benefit of my bachelor degree was that it didn’t just focus on technical skills, but also research, analysis, critical thinking and communication.
"I chose ACU because of the help and guidance I was given by staff. My studies were very practical and provided an environment where I could see results straight away.
"The biggest benefit of my bachelor degree was that it didn’t just focus on technical skills, but also research, analysis, critical thinking and communication. These skills are essential to my role, so developing them was vital for getting my current job.
"ACU helped me understand that all people have the right to live a life that is good and fulfilling. I believe information systems and the internet can help deliver essential services to disadvantaged communities, and that people have a right to use technology without harassment. It was this belief that led me to combine my interests of technology and human rights by helping identify and mitigate security threats, as well as prosecute cyber criminals.
"Being able to identify and resolve IT security issues and threats is very fulfilling, fun and challenging. Virus and malware hunting is like a game – I am always looking for weakness and how they could be exploited."