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Professional History

Jan 2016Present

Cyber Security Operations Manager (DFIR)

University of Oxford CERT
  • Line management of University of Oxford CERT 
  • Managing elicitation, specification and delivery of tenders;
  • Oversight of entire security operations business function;
  • Primary Critical incident handler;
  • Lead in-house SIEM & NSM developer (Python);
  • Project management, implementation and delivery (£250k);
  • Intelligence gathering & analysis of emerging cyber threats;
  • Malware research and countermeasure development;
  • Network penetration testing and digital forensics;
  • Subject matter expert to law enforcement/stakeholders;
  • Evaluation, training and development of junior analysts;
  • Implementing & auditing information security controls;
  • Promotion & audit of cyber security best practice;

CIO Excellence Award for achievements in security development

Feb 2014Jan 2016

Computer Security Specialist / Response Co-ordinator

University of Oxford CERT
  • Monitoring and controlling security incidents across the IP space;
  • Developing 40G-class deep traffic inspection technologies;
  • ElasticSearch/Kibana SIEM design and deployment;
  • Research and risk management of emerging zero-day threats;
  • Providing executive guidance and technical consultation;
  • Issuing regular advisory bulletins and emergency technical briefings;
Sep 2011Jan 2014

IT / Networks Consultant

UK Language Centres
  • Managing all aspects of IT infrastructure & deployment in UKLC;
  • WatchGuard UTM security / pfSense firewall design;
  • Network and web application penetration testing;
  • Cisco/VMware network and service architecture;


Mar 2015

Digital Forensics


EnCase   ▪   FTK Imager   ▪   SANS SIFT   ▪   Volatility

Nov 2014


TERENA / GÉANT Association

Incident Analysis    ▪   CERT Operations   ▪   Legal Frameworks

May 2014

Managing IT Security


Policy Derivation   ▪   Risk Assessment   ▪   Threat Response


Sep 2002Jun 2006

Physics BSc (Hons)

University of Kent

Received Faculty Commendation 3rd year