Gordon is currently a subject Group Leader in CSN (Computer Systems and Networks) which has a successful portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and 15 staff. He is also Head of Infrastructure in the School, and has current research interests around Cryptography, Digital Forensics and Cyber Security.
He has led the development of the GCHQ certified MSc Advanced Security and Digital Forensics, including introducing new modes of study. Along with this Gordon led the development of the MSc Advanced Security and Cybercrime, which provides distance learning opportunities for postgraduate studies.
Gordon has also helped develop The Cyber Academy, which aims to disseminate cyber intelligence at both a national and international level, with current links in Europe to law enforcement, and is currently an external examiner at the University of Northumbria.
Gordon has a strong international reputation, which has been built on an innovative teaching environment (LinuxZoo) and on the SQL Hacks book. His research current work investigates the usage of secret shares for storing information, and focuses on creating robust Cloud-based infrastructures which do not require encryption keys, and which can automatically rebuild themselves on a major disaster.