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Biography Gordon is an Associate Professor in the Cyber Security and Systems Engineering group, which has a successful portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as a vibrant research community. His main research interests focus on Cryptography, Digital Forensics and Cyber Security.
He has previously held a range of roles, including the group Recruitment Lead, and was also the head of subject for 6 years. He also leads on a NCSC certified Cyber Security Higher Apprenticeships scheme. He has led in the development of the NCSC certified MSc Advanced Security and Digital Forensics, including introducing new modes of study including distance learning.  Along with this Gordon originally led the development of the MSc Advanced Security and Cybercrime, which provides distance learning opportunities for postgraduate studies.
Gordon has also involved in The Cyber Academy in the University, which aims to disseminate cyber intelligence at both a national and international level, with current links in Europe to law enforcement. He has been an exteral examiner in a number of UK institutions, such as the University of Bedfordshire and Northumbria University..
Gordon has a strong international reputation, which has been built on innovative teaching and virtualization environments, such as LinuxZoo. His current research work investigates decrypting messages using keys extracted from active virtual machines, forensic triage techniques to improve the speed of forensics analysis, and detecting cyber attacks on industrial systems including public water supplies.
Research Interests Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, Virtualisation, Network Security