Gordon is an Associate Professor in the Cyber Security and Networking group, which has a successful portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and around 15 staff. His main research interests focus on Cryptography, Digital Forensics and Cyber Security.
Currently the Recruitment Lead in the group, he was also the head of subject for 6 years. He also leads on a NCSC certified Cyber Security Higher Apprenticeships scheme. He has led in the development of the NCSC certified MSc Advanced Security and Digital Forensics, including introducing new modes of study including distance learning. Along with this Gordon led the development of the MSc Advanced Security and Cybercrime, which provides distance learning opportunities for postgraduate studies. He project manages the BSc Cyber Higher Apprenticeship degree in the School.
Gordon has also involved in The Cyber Academy in the University, which aims to disseminate cyber intelligence at both a national and international level, with current links in Europe to law enforcement. He is currently an external examiner at the University of Bedfordshire.
Gordon has a strong international reputation, which has been built on innovative teaching and virtualization environments, such as LinuxZoo. His current research work investigates decrypting messages using keys extracted from active virtual machines, forensic triage techniques to improve the speed of forensics analysis, and detecting cyber attacks on industrial systems including public water supplies.