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Dr. Christopher Tutor


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Dr. Christopher

Member Since: 10/12/2014
Last Login: 22/01/2016
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom
Post Code: SR2
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Rates: £30.00 per hour

Group Lesson
  • Lesson Details: 240 Minutes (Once a Month)
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Lesson cost: £250.00
  • Lesson information: Incident Response & Cyber Crime Investigations This half-day intensive course will provide data protection officers with a solid methodology for incident handling and cyber crime investigations, so that systems and services are back online as quickly and securely as possible. The first part of the course looks at incident response, and is designed to provide participants with a complete introduction to the incident handling process, namely preparation, identification, containment, eradication, recovery and lessons learned. The second part uses case studies to understand what does and does not work in identifying computer attackers. This section provides valuable information on the steps data protection officers can take to improve the chances of catching and prosecuting attackers. The course consists of the following domains: Components of an incident. [Observable changes to the system’s normal behaviour, attributed to a human root cause, determination of the incident’s circumstances and character]; Incident management process. [Lock-down and repair, monitor and capture, review and analyze]; Incident investigation. [Evidence capture using forensics tools, log analysis, hardware analysis, ACPO Guidelines and the involvement of law enforcement agencies, including special actions for responding to different types of incidents, e.g., espionage, inappropriate images, sexual harassment, etc.,].
About Christopher

I am the Managing Director of Sciendum Ltd. However, in my spare time, I also act as an Information Security Risk Management Consultant for the European Network & Information Security Agency, and I was one of the founders of GCHQ/EPSRC CyberSecurity Research Institute.

I hold a PhD in Secure Decision Making from the University of Bristol and I am a Fellow of the IET, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Availability: Pretty much any time, but seminars need to be arranged at least one week in advance.

Willing to travel: 30 miles

Tutoring Experience:

For over ten years I was a Teaching Fellow at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • University of Bristol (1998)- Computer Science PhD from the University of Bristol. (Grade: Pass)

  • Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (1995)- Subsea Engineering MSc Single Honours from the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. (Grade: Pass)

  • The University of Strathclyde (1995)- Naval Architecture with Ocean Engineering BSc Single Honours from the The University of Strathclyde. (Grade: 2:1)

My Testimonials
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: Jonathan
From 2008 to 2011 I was a Computer Forensic student at the Univesity of Northumbria under the tuition of Dr. Christopher and had the pleasure of having him as my BSc dissertation tutor. Dr. Christopher's considerable knowledge in the discipline of computer forensics and cyber security were invaluable to my learning experience and development as a forensic investigator. His professional, passionate and personable teaching style enhanced my learning experience in a significant way both in the classroom and during one-to-one sessions. His willingness to invest his time and efforts into ensuring you truly understand the concepts he is guiding you through makes him stand out from almost every other teacher I've had. The methods he taught and demonstrated to me in explaining complex technical ideas to audiences of varying technical skill were enriching and have benefitted me greatly in my career. His research and authored reports continue to serve as valuable learning materials in my personal development training. Simply put, Dr. Christopher's teaching has stayed with me to this day and as a teacher he has truly been inspirational to me.
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: Solomon
Dr Christopher is a truly gifted professional with a real flair for mentorship and guidance. I first studied under Chris in late 2006. With an ever positive and enthusiastic attitude towards the well being of his students, his delivery provided clarity even for the most obscure principles of the modules he took me for. When the time came for me to write up my dissertation, I immediately chose Chris as my supervisor. His guidance was unrivaled and he fully understood, and helped me overcome both the academic and cultural challenges I faced during the write-up of my dissertation. Chris took an intuitive approach to teaching, his style provided me with a good deal of calm and assurance during the stressful times of assessment writing. The feedback he provided was also relevant and delivered in a timely manner. Chris' attitude and communication was always highly professional, including instances when it came to dealing with problematic students. He clearly has a solid understanding of the profession and I would proudly study under his supervision given the chance to further my studies.
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: Ross
Chris is a very unique individual; his knowledge and enthusiasm is evident, and he can motivate his students even for the most boring of subjects! I have fond memories of being taught by Chris, and must give him a lot of credit for helping push me to achieve my target of a 1st class degree. He is always willing to put in the extra effort for his students, and I would recommend him to anyone.
Name of the person who provided this testimonial: Jonathan
As a student diagnosed with dyslexia, Christopher was an excellent choice for my dissertation tutor. His clear and concise teaching style kept me motivated to succeed throughout my final year project. His ability to rephrase complicated matters in a way I could grasp was also exceptional and really appreciated in those tough final months.
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