Basil Manoussos

basil manoussos

Mr Basil Manoussos BSc,MSc,MBCS

Manager, The Cyber Academy

Biography

Basil is the Manager of The Cyber Academy, at the School of Computing.

He studied for his BSc Business and his AAS (Associate in Applied Science) Computer Programming, at the American College of Greece (Deree College), and graduated with both degrees in 1995, receiving the President's Award for his contribution in the extra-curricular and academic activities in the school.

He received a PG Cert International Marketing from the University of Sunderland (2000) and later his MSc Forensic Informatics (2008) from the University of Strathclyde. He is currently studying for a BSc(Hons) Forensic Psychology with the OU.

Basil brings 10 years of experience in Digital Forensics as an Expert Witness, working with legal professionals in Scotland and the rest of the UK, and a 30+ years overall industry experience. His background includes working for organisations like IBM, Abbey National and HM Government.

Since 2017 he has been working at the School of Computing, with a primary scope of raising the profile of The Cyber Academy and help create awareness of cyber threats to businesses, individuals and the state, in Scotland , the UK and around the world.

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Events

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of the Accredited Legal Technologist Advisory Panel at The Law Society of Scotland

 

Conference Activity

  • Scottish Paralegal Association (SPA) Annual Conference [Glasgow, 2019]
  • Criminal Law Conference [Glasgow, 2019]
  • The Law Society of Scotland ‘Law & Technology Roadshow’ (Glasgow) [2018]
  • International Conference in Big Data in Cyber Security [2018] (ORGANISER)
  • Scottish Paralegal Association (SPA) Annual Conference [2018]
  • The Law Society of Scotland - Cyber Security & Law Conference [2018]
  • INTERPOL DFEG (Digital Forensics Expert Group) Conference [2018]
  • Heriot Watt Student Actuarial Society (SAS) Conference [2018]
  • Law Society of Scotland - High Street & Sole Practitioners Conference (Dundee) [2018]
  • Scottish Paralegal Association (SPA) Autumn Conference (Dundee) [2018]
  • Law Society of Scotland: Law & Technology Conference [Edinburgh] [2018]
  • Law Society of Scotland: Annual Conference 2018 [Edinburgh]
  • Data in Health and Care 2018
  • The Law Society Of Scotland - Law & Technology Conference [2017]
  • Post Graduate Cyber Security (PGCS) Symposium [2016]
  • Cyber Security in Romania [2016]
  • Cyber Security in Romania [2015]

 

Editorial Activity

  • CYBER SECURITY TRENDS magazine: Internal threats: misunderstandings and challenges. Always underestimated, unreported and ignored. [Romanian Text]
  • CYBER SECURITY TRENDS magazine: Safe passwords. Perhaps "simple engineering is good engineering" [Romanian Text]
  • CYBER SECURITY TRENDS magazine: Do you use Tinder? How safe and anonymous is it really? [Romanian Text]
  • CYBER SECURITY TRENDS magazine: How to hack friends & family [Romanian Text]
  • CYBER SECURITY TRENDS magazine: Public Sector, Private & Voluntary. Can they collaborate for a safer virtual space? [Romanian Text]

 

Invited Speaker

  • Chinese Government Delegation: South-to-North Water Diversion Project (2017)
  • Chinese Government training on Big Data & Cyber Security (2016)
  • Symposium on Data Loss Detection and Prevention (2015)
  • Chinese Government training on Big Data & Cyber Security (2015)

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • SCVO - Training for Charity Board Members (Cohort 2) [2018]
  • SCVO - Training for Charity Board Members (Cohort 1) [2018]
  • Phishing, Scamming & Other Evils (ROYAL LONDON) [2018]
  • Demarco & Buchanan (Organiser - 2018)
  • Internal and External threats to Law Firms (LINDSAYS SOLICITORS) [2018]
  • YoungScot [Edinburgh] [2018]
  • Phishing, Scamming & Other Evils (AEGON) [2017]
  • Phishing, Scamming & Other Evils (BARCLAYS BANK) [2017]
  • Phishing, Scamming & Other Evils (SCOTTISH CANALS) [2017]
  • Phishing, Scamming & Other Evils (Bank at Edinburgh Park) [2017]
  • Phishing, Scamming & Other Evils (SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT) [2017]