I am a researcher in Human-centred security. I seek to answer questions relating to security, privacy and trust at the intersection between humans and digital technologies, in particular the Internet. Current Research interests include, but are not limited to:

Areas of Interest

Human Factors in Cybersecurity:

  • Technical and psychological aspects of exploits against humans: insider threats, phishing and social engineering attacks
  • Behaviour-based cybersecurity
  • Cyber Situational Awareness
  • Usable Security

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trust:

  • IoT Privacy and Security
  • Botnet and DDoS Detection
  • Digital footprints and user privacy
  • Fake news (misinformation) and trustworthy content on social networks and the Internet

If you are interested in studying for a PhD in any of the topics above, please get in touch via my mailing list

Selected Published work

Scholary Activities

I have held various roles, in academia and industry. A selected set of these is listed below.

Public Engagement Talks/Articles

  • Security Advisor Middle East (Article) High Alert: Advanced Persistent Threats Issue 45 (2020)

  • British Council (Invited Talk: Beijing, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Shenzen, Kunming, Hong Kong) Digital Footprint & WiFi Triangulation (2018)

  • British Council (Invited Talk: Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea) Dark Data & Digital Footprints (2017)

  • British Council (Invited Talk: Pune, Chennai) IoT Security (2017)

  • British Computer Society (Invited Talk: Aberdeen) Security in the Internet of Things (2016)

Editorial Activities

Higher Education Engagement