Mr Ian Johnson

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Ian Johnson is currently Associate Director for Cyber Security within the school of Computing & Creative Technology. He is responsible for leading around 20 cyber security academic staff. Prior to this he was AHOD Cyber Security & Business Computing, AHOD Information Science, and before that programme leader for the B.Sc. Forensic Computing & Security programme (now renamed Cyber security & Digital Forensics). He is Co-Director of our Gold recognised NCSC Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education. He is a highly experienced teacher and academic with a history of programme and module design. He has designed and led modules for nearly thirty years in a number of programmes from the MSc Parallel Computer Systems (1989) through the MSc Systems Administration and Security, to the current undergraduate Forensic Computing & Security programme for which he led the redesign in 2016.  His main interests are networks & network security, operating systems and embedded systems and he has previously led modules in these areas. 

He has interests covering  a wide gamut of cyber security issues, from embedded systems security, through network forensics to organised online crime and digital adversarial behaviours.

Area of expertise

Most aspects of Cyber security in particular host & network security, domestic cyber security, and cyber crime.

Programming (particularly embedded C)



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