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The changing world of cyber security - with Professor Alastair Irons

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Published on 15 May 2017

Computer Science students
Computer Science students

At 6pm on Monday 22 May 22, Professor Alastair Irons, the University's Dean of Computer Science and cyber security expert, will give a professional lecture examining the evolution of cyber security, the growth in demand for cyber security graduates and the processes required to address the cyber security skills gap.

The lecture will also reflect on Professor Irons's personal experiences in research and learning and teaching in digital forensics and cyber security, as well as consider the effectiveness of addressing the skills gap in cyber security and postulate on the educational requirements for the future of cyber security.

This event is free but must be booked via this link

6pm, Room 007 Prospect Building, Sir Tom Cowie Campus, St Peter's, Sunderland


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