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You Have Come So Far, Keep Going: Message from a 2024 Cyber Graduate

Samdup Choephel was around 10 years old when he crossed the Himalayas on foot, leaving behind his home in Tibet for India.

He recalls several people in his refugee group suffering from frostbite, snow blindness, or hypothermia. Despite experiencing and witnessing hardship at such an early age, Choephel counts himself as fortunate and is determined to see the positive aspects of life.

His outlook on life has helped him endure the incredible challenge of protecting the electronic data of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), also known as the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, in one of the biggest cyber-attack hotbeds in the world.