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Professorial Lecture Series 16/17 - Cybersecurity In An Ever Changing World

Professor Alastair Irons



Monday, 22nd May at 6 pm- 7pm

Registration and refreshments at 5:30pm

Prospect Building, Room 007, University of Sunderland, Sir Tom Cowie Campus


Detailed Description

Professor Alastair Irons is a Professor of Computer Science within the Faculty of Computer Science.

Professor Irons’ research interests focus on cybersecurity, digital forensics and pedagogic issues in higher education. He has published on a range of topics in cybersecurity and digital forensics as well as books on Assessment and Learning and Teaching Issues in Computing. His current research is on threat sharing in cybersecurity, using Problem Based Learning in cybersecurity teaching and embedding cybersecurity in the CS curriculum

In this lecture Professor Alastair Irons will examine the evolution of cybersecurity, the growth in demand for cybersecurity graduates and discuss the processes required to address the cybersecurity skills gap. The lecture will reflect on the personal experiences in research and learning and teaching in digital forensics and cybersecurity, it will consider the effectiveness of addressing the skills gap in cybersecurity and postulate on the educational requirements for the future of cybersecurity.

This event is free but must be booked online or alternatively contact veronique.laniel@sunderland.ac.uk (0191) 515 3202

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