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Qualifications

BA (Open); BSc (Hons) Software Engineering; MSc Computer Systems Security.

About

A friendly and approachable colleague who is ambitious and hard working. Andrew thrives on academic study and is currently engaged on his PhD (2nd year) within the Cyber Security field. As well as having self ambition and drive, Andrew has a natural willingness to help others to achieve their goals. He is currently undertaking part time teaching as an hourly paid lecturer (HPL) alongside his PhD research. Andrew is a single parent who spends most of his spare time with his son Zach, as well as enjoying travel and socializing with friends and family.

Experience

Thirty years work experience from the bottom up. Have worked in IT for the best part of the latter 10 years which included work as a contract field engineer; IT support; graduate programmer and application support analyst. Companies I have worked for include Fujitsu; NHS; DWP; HMRC; Airbourne Interactive and CGI UK Ltd.

Responsibilities

Currently teaching as a HPL module IY4S715 – ‘Secure Code & Vulnerability Development’.

Publications

Conference Publication: Speculative Execution Attack Methodologies (SEAM):An overview and component modelling of Spectre, Meltdown and Foreshadow attack methods (Johnson & Davies 2019). Published in IEEE Xplore. Presented at 7th International Symposium on Digital Forensics and Security (ISDFS)

Memberships

IEEE

Research

Currently researching side-channel cyber attacks on computer hardware. This includes an investigation into existing and new exploitation methods and techniques and mitigations. Research is leading into Andrew designing and implementing a Unified Side-Channel Attack Methodology and Model.

Areas of Expertise

Side-Channel Cyber Attacks. Cyber Security.

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