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Professional History

July 2016June 2017

Head of Security Operations (Acting)

University of Oxford CERT
  • Primary Critical Incident Handler for Oxford University;
  • Line management of University of Oxford CERT;
  • Oversight of security operations business function;
  • Senior Supplier for top-line project deliverables;
  • SME to law enforcement and senior stakeholders;
  • Threat profiling & reporting to C-level;
Jan 2016July 2016

Security Operations Lead

University of Oxford CERT
    • On-site black-box testing & cyber-security auditing;
    • Malware research and countermeasure development;
    • Evaluation, training and mentorship of junior analysts;
    • Tender elicitation, specification and delivery;
    • Implementing & auditing information security controls;
    • Frontline SIEM & NSM development (Python/ELK/Snort);
    • DNS security development (RPZ/DNS sniffing);

    CIO Recognition Award for security development initiative

    Feb 2014Jan 2016

    Computer Security Specialist / Response Co-Ordinator

    University of Oxford CERT
    • Monitoring and handling cyber security incidents;
    • Developing 40G-class deep traffic inspection technologies;
    • Network security monitoring (Snort/Suricata/Passive DNS);
    • Research and risk management of emerging zero-day threats;
    • Advisory bulletins and critical threat briefings;
    • Network penetration testing and digital forensics;

    Sep 2011Jan 2014

    IT / Networks Consultant

    UK Language Centres
    • Managing IT infrastructure & deployment;
    • Cisco/VMware/WatchGuard network architecture;


    I have authored technical articles for the University of Oxford Information Security knowledge base, focusing on emerging critical vulnerabilities, technical analysis and risk management;


    Mar 2015

    Digital Forensics


    EnCase   ▪   FTK Imager   ▪   SANS DFF  ▪   Volatility

    Nov 2014


    TERENA / GÉANT Association

    Incident Analysis    ▪   CERT Operations   ▪   ISO-27K


    Physics BSc (Hons)

    University of Kent

    Faculty Excellence Award 3rd year