Associate Professor Paul Haskell-Dowland is the Associate Dean for Computing and Security in the School of Science at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia and is an associate member of the Centre for Security, Communications & Network Research within the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom. Paul has delivered keynotes, invited presentations, workshops and seminars across the world for audiences including RSA Security, Sri Lanka CERT, ITU and the IEEE. He has more than 20 years of experience in cyber security research and education in both the UK and Australia.
Paul is the Working Group Coordinator and the ACS/Australian Country Member Representative to the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 11 (TC11 - Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems), the secretary to IFIP Working Group 11.1 (Information Security Management) and a member of the ACS Cyber Security Committee, a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, a Senior Member of the IEEE, an Honorary Fellow of the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, a Fellow of the BCS and a Senior Member of the ACS/Certified Professional. He is the author of over 80 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings and edited 29 proceedings.
Together with colleagues at Plymouth University (Dr Bogdan Ghita and Prof. Steven Furnell), Paul co-invented the ICAlert platform. ICAlert is a managed device that monitors Internet access (initially aimed at primary and secondary schools), targeting users attempting to access illegal content (child abuse images) as well as terrorist content. In February 2017, following several years of trials, a commercial product was launched in collaboration with the SouthWest Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation.