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 Open University and he started his PhD with the University of Social Sciences (SAN) in Poland.
Basil brings more than a decade 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. He has been operating Strathclyde Forensics, one of the top Digital Forensics agencies in Scotland for over a decade.
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, the third sector and the state, in Scotland , the UK and around the world.
Basil has been working extensively with the Law Society of Scotland; he is a member of the Panel for the Accredited Legal Technologists, and he has developed (and delivers) the Cybersecurity Certification of the Law Society of Scotland.
Basil is a regular speaker to Scottish Universities and Colleges, and a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law, at the Catholic University of Lyon. He is also a member of the BCS and the Charter Society for Forensic Sciences (CSoFS) and was a finalist for the Cyber Evangelist Award for 2018 and 2019.