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Qualifications

BSc Forensic Computing (Hons)
PGCertHE Developing Practice in Higher Education
Guidance Software EnCase CF-1
Cisco Networks CCNA 1

About

Andy is a Senior Lecturer, Course Leader and member of the Information Security Research Group. He has worked on a number of IT projects as well as varying roles within the University over the past few years, including working as a freelance web designer, a database developer, a role within the IT support department here at USW, a committee member for the British Computer Society and as working on workshop design and delivery as a trainer for the TechnoCamps initiative working with young people and school leavers developing computing and programming skills.

Over the past 10 years Andy has felt most at home as a lecturer in Computer Forensics and Computer Security and most recently here at Treforest within the School of Computing’s Cyber group. Passionate about Higher Education and learning & teaching, his interest in promoting the student experience is the focus of his teaching practice. As Course Leader for Computer Forensics he has had the opportunity to work with a skilled team of dedicated lecturers and researchers who aim to deliver a world-class industry-leading course.

Experience

• Use of Computer Forensic tools, inc: EnCase, FTK, Helix, Kali & WFT
• Forensic Computing Methodologies & Practices
• Software Development: C++, Java, Visual Basic, Python, Perl
• Database Development: Access, MySQL
• Web Development: HTML, CSS, PHP
• Proficient in use of Linux, MS and OSX operating systems

Responsibilities

Course Leader for Foundation Year, BSc, MComp and MSc level Computer Forensic and MSc Cyber Security courses.
Lecturing undergraduates on BSc Computer Forensic, BSc Information Security & BSc Computer Security. Subject areas include Digital Forensic Investigation, Operating Systems Security, Penetration Testing and Computer Systems.

Publications

Digital Forensics for Automobile Systems: The Challenges and a Call to Arms. Int J Forens Sci 2016, 1(1): 000101.
Technological Profiling of Cyber-bullying: Digital Forensic Investigator, 2013.
Technology and the Challenges of Protecting Privacy: The Fifth Northumbria Information Rights Conference: Changing Notions of Privacy, 2013.
Website capture for live forensic investigations: The 3rd International Conference on Emerging Intelligent Data and Web Technologies, 2012.
LIFE (Live Investigation of Forensic Evidence): ESDF Project, 2011.

Memberships

• Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
• Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
BCS South Wales Branch Committee member (2012-2014)

External

• Student Assessment Moderator for MSc & BSc overseas franchise partners
• Franchise link coordinator for University Heads of the Valleys Institute (UHOVI)

Research

His research and area of interest currently focuses on new consumer technology, from mobile devices and tablets, to IoT, automobile digital forensics and home automation.

Grants Awarded

Awarded funding from the Welsh Assembly, Early Stage Development initiative for the research and design implementation of mobile capture devices for use at digital crime scenes.

Areas of Expertise

His area of expertise and study were in the field of Live Forensics and Volatile Data Acquisition, as well as a keen interest in ethical hacking.

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