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Speaker Biography 2021

Dr. Paul Stephens

Paul is Director of Academic Studies in Law, Policing & Social Sciences, and a Principal Lecturer specialising in Digital Forensics Paul Stephens& Cybersecurity at Canterbury Christ Church University. He is the Treasurer of BCS Cybercrime Forensics Specialist Group and is Co-Vice Chair of the IFIP 11.12 Working Group on Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance. He works with, and teaches, representatives of law enforcement organisations from across Europe on digital crime related matters. He has worked in collaboration with the College of Policing and the Justice Institute of British Columbia to develop and deliver academic Masters courses. He has led European Commission funded training development and delivery in digital forensics for EU members states and law enforcement agencies including Europol, CEPOL, Interpol, and UNODC. His co-authored books include Policing Digital Crime (published by Routledge) and Investigating Digital Crime (published by Wiley).

Professor Alastair Irons

Alastair IronsAlastair is an Academic Dean for Faculty of Technology. His current subject specific research centres on cybersecurity and digital forensics - particularly on approaches to proactively reducing cybercrime; evaluating threat sharing protocols and procedures; and professional accreditation in digital forensics. Alastair is also interested in pedagogic research in computer science - focusing on problem based learning but also assessment and feedback.

Dr. Harjinder Lallie

Harjinder LallieDr. Harjinder Singh Lallie is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick and a visiting supervisor at the University of Oxford. Harjinder holds a PhD in cyber security, an MPhil, an MSc., and a BSc. Harjinder has more than twenty years of teaching experience and currently leads the MSc Cyber Security and Management degree and teaches three modules on the programme at Warwick.

Harjinder’s research focuses on the area of complex attack modelling and the use of AI in digital forensics. He has published numerous research papers in the world’s top cyber security journals and completes reviews for Elsevier’s Computers and Security and IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. Harjinder has held numerous conference committee memberships, he acts as an external examiner and has conducted a number of national and international institutional reviews.

Dr. Adrian Winckles

Adrian WincklesAdrian Winckles is Director for the Cyber Security & Networking Research Group and Security Researcher at Anglia Ruskin University. He is OWASP Cambridge Chapter Leader, OWASP Europe Board Member and is involved in rebooting the Cambridge Cluster of the UK Cyber Security Forum. His security research programs include (in)security of software defined networks/everything (SDN/Sdx), novel network botnet detection techniques within cloud and virtual environments, distributed honeypots for threat intelligence, advanced educational techniques for teaching cybercrime investigation and virtual digital crimescene/incident simulation. He has successfully completed a contribution to the European FP7 English Centre of Excellence for Cybercrime training, research and education (ECENTRE). He is Chair of the BCS Cyber Forensics Special Interest Group. Adrian is also CTO for Botprobe, an intelligent threat data capture startup.

Alan Roder

Alan Roder has been a Police Officer since 2008, and has worked as a Digital Forensic Officer within the West Midlands Police Digital Forensic Unit since 2015. Alan completed his MSc in Computer Forensics and Cybercrime Investigation and has since gone on to publish papers on UAV forensic guidelines and threat analysis.

Alan created a UAV forensics course for, which introduced students to the fundamentals, forensics and scene management of UAV related incidents. Alan is currently attached to the National Police Chief Councils Counter Drone Unit.

John Dempsey

John DempseyJohn is UCLan’s Digital Safety Advocate and Forensic Computing course leader. He is research active within the Child Computer Interaction (ChiCI) and Security and Forensic Research (SAFeR) groups. He is currently researching ways to encourage young children (7-11 years old) to take a mindful approach to the online disclosure of their personal and private data. His main teaching duties are in digital forensic investigations and forensic technology. John teaches students on both the Policing and Computing courses.

Dr. Ian Ferguson

Ian FergusonIan is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Forensics at Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland where he leads the Security Research Group. He gained his PhD in Software Engineering from the University of Sunderland in 1998. His work in the fields of mobile and ubiquitous computing led to an interest in cybersecurity and in particular the challenge of improving methods, techniques and tools for digital forensics.

Ian is a programme committee member of Cyberforensics: The International Conference on Cybercrime, Security and Digital Forensics, and provides Expert Witness consultancy in the digital forensics field to various defence solicitors and to Police Scotland. He has supervised 12 successful PhDs and has recently led the successful bid to attract the £11M cyberQuarter KE project to Abertay.

Frank Brennan

FrankBrennanFrank is a Computer Forensic Analyst (CFA) who focuses on investigations of Child Abuse imagery (possession, distribution and production), as well as victim centered human trafficking investigations at the Federal and state level for the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations. Frank began working with digital forensics through the HERO Corps, a program that trains injured and wounded veterans to conduct digital examinations to reduce the backlog of evidence for child exploitation investigations.