Members of the Cyber Security Centre

Members are affiliated to the School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire unless otherwise noted.

Professor Andrew JonesProfessor Andrew Jones
Director of the Cyber Security Centre
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Dr Nasser AbouzakharDr Nasser Abouzakhar

Critical infrastructure security, cyber warfare
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Dr Olga AngelopoulouDr Olga Angelopoulou

Digital forensics, identity theft and online fraud, information security
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Dr Nathan BriantDr Nathan Briant

Assistant Chief Constable, Hertfordshire Constabulary‚Äč


Professor Bruce ChristiansonProfessor Bruce Christianson

Cryptographic protocols
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Professor William ClocksinProfessor William Clocksin

Pattern recognition in large data sets for applications in cyber security
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Phil CobleyPhil Cobley

Sergeant in Regional Cyber Crime Unit within ERSOU. Digital forensics, cyber security and network investigations practitioner. Development and education in mitigation opportunities against cyber threats, and the human element of cyber security culture


Stephen McPartland, MPStephen McPartland, MP

Member of Parliament for Stevenage


Dr Neil CohenDr Neil Cohen

Capability Adviser for Digital Investigations, Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST). Tools and techniques to assist forces to undertake digital forensics and open source intelligence investigations, both within specialist technical units and at the front line


Dr Colin EganDr Colin Egan

Operating system and network technology
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Mr Neil GeachNeil Geach

Barrister, Hertfordshire Law School, University of Hertfordshire.  Courtroom procedure. Tort, property law, advocacy, telecommunications and e-commerce law
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Edina HarbinjaEdina Harbinja

Hertfordshire Law School, University of Hertfordshire. Internet law and policy, telecommunications law and policy, intellectual property, privacy and data protection, legal aspects of information security, electronic commerce


Dr Wei JiDr Wei Ji

Data mining/text mining in social networks, intrusion detection


Dr Raimund KirnerDr Raimund Kirner

Security of cyber-physical systems, dependable systems design and analysis
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Dr Catherine MenonDr Catherine Menon

Safety and security, critical infrastructure, risk assessment and defence
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Dr Joe SpringDr Joe Spring

Distributed and network secure systems modelling, risk, intrusion detection, cybercrime, cyberwarfare, quantum systems, cryptology
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Dr Stilianos VidalisDr Stilianos Vidalis

Cyber operations, digital forensics, threat assessment, cyber-criminal profiling, and effective computer defence mechanisms
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Dr Athanasios TsokanosDr Athanasios Tsokanos

Network architectures and protocols, Optical networks, Traffic modelling, Network security
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Dr Hannan XiaoDr Hannan Xiao

Wireless communication security
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Robert Gurney Dr Robert Gurney

Robert Gurney is the Secretary of the National Police Chiefs' Council "ANPR Countermeasures Group" and has been instrumental in research and development of ANPR technology since 2001. Dr Gurney has conducted academic research into ANPR Technology and motor vehicle number plate properties on behalf of the British Police Service and the Home Office over many years. More recently his work has centred on the security of ANPR data, constructive properties of UK number plates and ANPR camera settings. Dr Gurney has received international recognition as an Author of academic papers and a journal paper covering these subjects. In addition to his ANPR Countermeasures role, Dr Gurney is the national President of the Disabled Police Association and acts as Police Adviser to the Royal Humane Society.