Conference Speaker

I am passionate about cyber security awareness and speaking to the community, promoting good practice whenever I can. I’ve presented at the JISC Security conference (for the third time in November 2021) and the Oxford University ICTF conference. I have participated twice at the AKJ Associates e-Crime and Cybersecurity Congress and three times for Corinium Global Intelligence at CISO Champions Europe, CISO Europe Live and CISO Africa Live. National Cyber Security Centre conference CyberUK; SecUK; Holyrood Connect Conference Scotland; DIGIT ScotSecure Conference and many others.

I have been interviewed for several podcasts including the University of Georgia in the US and Corinium Global Intelligence Business of InfoSec. I participate in webinars, panels and roundtables, hosted by numerous companies such as Digital Metropolis, Techforce and 6Clicks and have appeared twice at The European Information Security Event (TEISS). I have contributed content to the BrightTalk platform twice. I have also been a moderator for a panel on Data privacy for the Intelligent Cities Summit, Canada.

Topics include the challenge of security awareness during a global pandemic; The evolving threat landscape; Data-driven governance and privacy; Ransomware and protecting against attack; Securing organisations against cyber threat; Building cyber resilience in education; Smart cities, smart homes and the securing of IoT. New areas of research for the coming year involve body hacking and the dangers of device compromise.

I present a rolling program of ten, one hour lectures on Information Security for the University of Edinburgh.

An Introduction to InfoSec
The Challenge of Security Awareness
How Hackers Attack
Hacking Humans
The Evolving Threat Landscape
Mobile Phone Security
Hacking, Cybercrime and the Movies: Why Cyber Needs a Makeover
The Rise of Ransomware
My Neighbour Hacked my Toothbrush!
Phish and Tips

I performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2021 and I am delighted to say my debut was a sell-out. I talked and then took audience questions on securing Internet of Things devices in the home from cyber attacks.

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