Gordon Russell

Gordon Russell

Dr Gordon Russell

Associate Professor

Biography

Gordon is currently the academic theme lead of the Cyber Security and Networks group, which has a successful portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and around 15 staff. His current research interests focus on 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 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.
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 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.

News

Events

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of the Technical Expert Group for Cyber Security apprenticeships

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner at Bedfordshire University
  • External Examiner at Northumbria University

 

Date


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Lightweight threads for portable software

Conference Proceeding
Russell, G. (1992)
Lightweight threads for portable software. In Proceedings of the UKUUG/SUKUG
No abstract available.

An object-based processor cache.

Report
Russell, G. & Shaw, P. (1992)
An object-based processor cache
In the past, many persistent object-oriented architecture designs have been based on traditional processor technologies. Such architectures invariantly attempt to insert an ob...

Process algebras and the rapid simulation of highly concurrent systems.

Conference Proceeding
Bate, M., Cowie, A., Milne, G., & Russell, G. (1994)
Process algebras and the rapid simulation of highly concurrent systems. In Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Computer Science Conference, 21-31
No abstract available.

Rapid simulation of urban traffic using FPGAs.

Report
Russell, G., Shaw, P., McInnes, J. & Ferguson, N. (1993)
Rapid simulation of urban traffic using FPGAs
Microscopic simulation of complex traffic models can take hours or even days on simulators build to run on a single processor machine. These simulators use continuous models f...

Student behaviour in a flexible learning course framework.

Conference Proceeding
Russell, G. & Cumming, A. (2010)
Student behaviour in a flexible learning course framework. In Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on e-Learning, 181-188. ISBN 978-972-8939-38-0
Flexible learning approaches to education are important in modern Universities. Students should be able to choose how they will study their courses, and educators should be pr...

SQL Hacks. Tips and tools for digging into your data.

Book
Cumming, A., & Russell, G. (2007)
SQL Hacks. Tips and tools for digging into your data. O'Reilly
...SQL Hacks reveals the secrets that database experts use to dig through their data and get the answers they need. It includes 100 hacks for sorting, sifting, shuffling, and ...

Teaching penetration and malware analysis in a cloud-based environment.

Presentation / Conference
Buchanan, W. J., Ramsay, B., Macfarlane, R., Smales, A., & Russell, G. (2015, June)
Teaching penetration and malware analysis in a cloud-based environment. Paper presented at UK Workshop on Cybersecurity Training & Education, Liverpool
This paper outlines evaluation of running a private Cloud-based system over two semesters at Edinburgh Napier University for two modules: Security Testing and Advanced Network...

Online assessment and checking of SQL: detecting and preventing plagiarism.

Conference Proceeding
Russell, G. & Cumming, A. (2005)
Online assessment and checking of SQL: detecting and preventing plagiarism. ISBN 0-9541927-8-8
The automatic checking of online assessments and tutorials offers a significant advantage to students. Such students can work out-of-hours, from home or work, managing their o...

Improving the student learning experience for SQL using automatic marking.

Conference Proceeding
Russell, G., & Cumming, A. (2004)
Improving the student learning experience for SQL using automatic marking. In D. Kinshuk, G. Sampson, & P. Isaías (Eds.), Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, 281-288
An online interactive learning environment which offers immediate feedback to student learning SQL was constructed. This has supported the gathering of interesting statistics ...

A universal character model and ontology of defined terms for taxonomic description.

Conference Proceeding
Paterson, T., Kennedy, J., Pullan, M. R., Cannon, A., Armstrong, K. E., Watson, M. F., …Russell, G. (2004)
A universal character model and ontology of defined terms for taxonomic description. In E. Rahm (Ed.), Proceedings of Data Integration in the Life Sciences (DILS), 63-78
Taxonomists classify biological specimens into groups (taxa) on the basis of similarities between their observed features (characters). The description of these characters is ...

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