Basil Manoussos

basil manoussos

Basil Manoussos AAS,BSc,PGCert,MSc,MBCS

Manager, The Cyber Academy


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

He has been working in the field of Digital Forensics since 2009, after graduating with his MSc Forensic Informatics from the University of Strathclyde. His work has been conducted through Strathclyde Forensics, ( his own consultancy. He has been providing Forensic Reports and Expert Witness testimony to criminal and civil cases.

He has been providing expert opinion in courts and tribunals regarding forensic reports from other sources, including police forces.

Basil's experience includes providing training to solicitors in Scotland (CPD) on digital evidence and cyber security.

He has also delivered training on Incident Response for the Scottish Government, branches of the Chinese Government and has been working with the Law Society of Scotland and Scottish Paralegal Association, delivering presentations on digital forensics & cyber security threats, as well as phishing and social engineering.




Conference Activity

  • Cyber Security in Romania [2015]
  • Post Graduate Cyber Security (PGCS) Symposium [2016]
  • The Law Society Of Scotland - Law & Technology Conference [2017]
  • 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]
  • Cyber Security in Romania [2016]
  • Law Society of Scotland - High Street & Sole Practitioners Conference (Dundee) [2018]
  • Scottish Paralegal Association (SPA) Autumn Conference (Dundee) [2018]
  • Law Society of Scotland: Annual Conference 2018 [Edinburgh]
  • Law Society of Scotland: Law & Technology Conference [Edinburgh] [2018]
  • Data in Health and Care 2018


Invited Speaker

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


Public/Community Engagement

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


Editorial Activity

  • 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]
  • 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]