I joined the Department of Computer Science, Cardiff School of Technologies, Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cardiff MET) as a Lecturer in Computer Security. Prior to my joining Cardiff MET, I worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate on a European Union funded Federated Cyber-Range project for Aviation, Power and Navy, known as H2020 FORESIGHT federated Cyber-Range project. I also worked briefly as an Associate Lecturer after my PhD at the Cyber Security Research Group of Edinburgh Napier University.
My PhD was completed in 2019 on a programme known as RESCUE: Evaluation of a fragmented secret share system in a distributed cloud-based architecture, through which I developed a prototype of a data-sharing method known as Fragmented Secret Share System (F3S). The thesis also produced two evaluation frameworks to measure scalability and resilience of cloud-based data sharing methods as part of its results.
My most recent research has involved evaluating new methods of cryptography that has solution in creating a foundation layer of data protection using new methods of supporting the management of encryption keys within cloud-based systems using secret sharing schemes. This move towards a world where all our sensitive data is encrypted in a user-centric manner is a core driving focus in my work going forward, and I believe that the next decade will see a massive transformation within the trustworthiness of our digital work.