I have been a researcher in industry, academia, and public sectors, and have taught across law and criminology.
Currently, I am working with South Wales Police and third sector organisations, to develop a 'Cyber Clinic’. We hope to capture the impact on, and support needs of, crime victims, to help protect them in this digital world.
In my spare time, I produce and co-present the Digital Faultlines podcast (previously known as the Swansea Cyber Law and Security podcast).
Lecturer in Cyber Threats
I became a CyberFirst ambassador in order to engage educators and businesses in the Southern Wales region and beyond, in creating and encouraging the next generation of creative and critically engaged cyber-skilled citizens.
Cyber skills are essential in all walks of life, and they are a lot of fun! At the same time, the tech and cyber industries need a wide range of talent and perspectives, so they can meet the challenges of building a fair, sustainable and multicultural society.
I believe that you can get anything you want in life, if you help enough other people to get what they want first.
I'm a Welsh-speaking entrepreneur with a passion for cyber security who keeps fit by raising money for armed forces charities through a passion for cycling & climbing in the Brecon Beacons. I am the CEO of Pervade Software Ltd.
I am really proud to be a CyberFirst Schools and Colleges Ambassador and I spend most of my time doing things that are related to cyber security. The work is really exciting, it’s like being in a ‘Red Team – Blue Team’ game against hackers every day but instead of capturing flags, I am helping to catch criminals and helping people protect themselves and their organisations from cyber attacks.
I help people learn more about cyber, including encouraging young people to engage with computer science and the application of cyber security in every day technology. There is no better place to do this than in schools and colleges and if a school is committed to providing a structured approach to excellence in cyber security education, then I am prepared to commit to helping them.
CEO Pervade Software Ltd
My role as a CyberFirst ambassador has two aspects to it: sharing my knowledge and experience of the cyber security world; and connecting people together.
Through the Ambassador programme and my work with the Cyber Wales ecosystem I have had the privilege to help with the ambitious Cyber Coleg Cymru initiative, support Careers Days, connect students and teachers with cyber experts and employers, and provide students with more information about the industry, job roles and the challenges facing the cyber community. I also run coaching sessions for teachers and learning sessions at schools supporting NCSC’s strategy.
The best part of being a CyberFirst Ambassador is the opportunity to connect the world-famous experts with the next generation of budding young cyber experts - a very exciting future!