Conference and Programme Chairs
Dr Thaddeus Eze is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security at the University of Chester. He is the founder and convener of the IEEE UK & Ireland YP Postgraduate STEM Research Symposium, Vice Chair, IEEE UK & Ireland Young Professionals, a technical committee member for a number of international conferences (e.g., ICAS, CYBERWORLDS, EMERGING etc.), and currently runs the Computer Science departmental research seminar series. His research interests include Trustworthy Autonomics, MANET and Cyber Security (specifically, Return Oriented Programming, Policing the Cyber Threat and Cyber Education) and he has a number of publications in these areas.
Dr Nabeel Khan is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead for BSc Cybersecurity at the University of Chester. Nabeel has been the lead researcher for numerous national and international research projects, funded by the European Commission (e.g., CONCERTO), U.K. research councils (e.g., EPSRC), U.K. Technology Strategy Board/Innovate-UK., and international industries (DoCoMo Eurolabs Munich). He gained his PhD in Resource Allocation in Wireless Networks from Kingston University, London, in 2013. He joined the University of Chester in 2021 as the Program Leader to further develop and deliver Cybersecurity courses. His research interests are in Network Security, Machine Learning techniques for threat hunting, and Cloud computing.
Dr Cyril Onwubiko is the Secretary, IEEE UK & Ireland, Chair, IEEE UK & Ireland Blockchain Group, and Director, Cyber Security Intelligence at Research Series Limited, where he is responsible for directing strategy, IA governance and cyber security. Prior to Research Series, he had worked in the Financial Services, Telecommunication, Health sector and Government and Public services Sectors. He is a leading scholar in Cyber Situational Awareness (Cyber SA), Cyber Security, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Data Fusion & SOC; and interests in Blockchain and Machine Learning. He is the founder of the Centre for Multidisciplinary Research, Innovation & Collaboration (C-MRiC) https://www.c-mric.com. Detailed profile for Cyril can be found on https://www.c-mric.com/cyril
Dr Charles Clarke is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security and Programme Convenor (Course Leader) for the Undergraduate Computer Science Programme at the University of Roehampton. He has extensive experience of delivering creative, engaging, and innovative learning experiences at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Charles is also a co-founder of CISSE UK, a national network of Cyber Security Education (CSE) strategists, practitioners, and learners. CISSE UK works closely with government, industry, and academia, to establish a culture of innovative cyber security education across the UK. Prior to academia, Charles worked extensively in the IT industry at all levels, including senior management and directorships. He has many technical interests which include cloud computing, data visualisation for cyber security and steganographic messaging protocols.
Dr Trishana Ramluckan is the research manager at Educor Holdings, prior to which she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Law and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Graduate School of Business at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is a member of the IFIP working group on ICT Uses in Peace and War and is an Academic Advocate for ISACA. She graduated with a Doctor of Administration specialising in IT and Public Governance (2017) and was listed as in the Top 50 Women in Cybersecurity in Africa (2020). Her current research areas include Cyber Law and Information Technology Governance.
Noëlle Van der Waag-Cowling is the Cyber Programme Lead at the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership and teaches cyberwarfare in the Department of Strategic Studies, Stellenbosch University. She is a member of the International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism review board, the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, the International Committee of the Red Cross Group of Global Experts on protecting civilians during cyber-attacks, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Project for Cybersecurity, Capacity-Building, and Financial Inclusion. She is an affiliate member of the University of Canberra’s National Security Hub, and was voted one of the Top 50 Women in Cyber in Africa.
Dr Brett van Niekerk is a senior lecturer at the Durban University of Technology, chairs the International Federation of Information Processing Working Group on ICT in Peace and War, and is co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism. He actively participates in international cybersecurity forums (Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, Paris Call working groups, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s project on countering influence operations). He is CISM certified, with over 50 academic publications and 20 presentations at industry events.
Mini Track Chairs
Dr Edwin “Leigh” Armistead is the President of Peregrine Technical Solutions, a certified 8(a) small business that specializes in Cyber Security. A retired United States Naval Officer, he has significant Information Operations academic credentials having written his PhD on the conduct of Cyber Warfare by the federal government and has published three books, in an unclassified format in 2004, 2007 and 2010, all focusing on full Information Warfare. He is also the Chief Editor of the Journal of Information Warfare (JIW) https://www.jinfowar.com/ ; the Program Director of the International Conference of Cyber Warfare and Security and the Vice-Chair Working Group 9.10, ICT Uses in Peace and War. Shown below are the books on full spectrum cyber warfare and the JIW:
Dr. Char Sample is the Chief Cybersecurity Research Scientist for the Cybercore division at Idaho National Laboratory. Dr. Sample is a visiting academic at the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK and a guest lecturer at Bournemouth University, Rensselaer Polytechnic University and Royal Holloway University. Dr. Sample has over 20 years’ experience in the information security industry. Dr. Sample’s research focuses on deception, and the role of cultural values in cybersecurity events. More recently she has begun researching the relationship between human cognition and machines. Presently Dr. Sample is continuing research on modeling cyber behaviors by culture, other areas of research are data resilience, cyber-physical systems and industrial control systems.
Dr Edwin “Leigh” Armistead is the Principal of ArmisteadTec LLC, a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) that is certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HBZ), https://www.armisteadtec.com/. This company primarily focuses on the academic functions of Information Warfare (IW), to include curriculum development, teaching as well as other related tasks to include lecturing and writing. A retired United States Naval Officer, Dr Armistead has significant Information Operations academic credentials having written his PhD on the conduct of Cyber Warfare by the federal government and has published three books, in an unclassified format in 2004, 2007 and 2010, all focusing on full Information Warfare. He is also the Chief Editor of the Journal of Information Warfare (JIW) https://www.jinfowar.com/; the Program Director of the International Conference of Cyber Warfare and Security and the Vice-Chair Working Group 9.10, ICT Uses in Peace and War.