Daniel is a Senior Lecturer in Security and Protection Science within the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University. He specializes in cyber security risk management and developing secure networked systems. This knowledge has been applied to many application domains including financial services, industrial control systems and critical national infrastructure. Prior to this role, he was the Associate Director for Partnerships and Engagement within Security Lancaster, the University’s multi-disciplinary research institute for security and protection science. In this role, he worked closely with external organisations to develop collaborative research and educational activities in security and protection science. This included helping define business strategy and growth plans for companies both large and small and saw him act as senior special advisor to the Bank of England for cyber security.
Daniel engages in a wide range of external activities including appearances at conferences and in TV and other media speaking on a range of security topics and acting as a book series editor for the publishers Routledge in the domain of security conflict and technology. He serves as an advisory board member of a quantum security technology start up, Quantum Base, spun out of Lancaster University and actively advises cyber security start-ups. Daniel has a long history of working in technology and specifically cyber security having established, run and taught on Lancaster University’s GCHQ accredited Masters Degree in Cyber security, alongside supervising PhD students research a wide range of cyber security business and technology issues. Daniel completed his undergraduate studies in Computer Systems Engineering in 2000 and went onto complete his PhD in Programmable Ad Hoc Networks in 2004. During his PhD he consulted with Cisco and Microsoft developing networking code for their operating systems.