Gordon Russell

Gordon Russell

Dr Gordon Russell

Associate Professor


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.




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



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A multiple-stack register file.

Russell, G. & Shaw, P. (1992)
A multiple-stack register file.

Odmg C++ api: an implementation viewpoint

Russell, G., Barclay, P. J., & Kennedy, J. (1998)
Odmg C++ api: an implementation viewpoint

The rapid simulation of urban traffic using field programmable gate arrays.

Conference Proceeding
Russell, G., Shaw, P., McInnes, J. & Ferguson, N. (1993)
The rapid simulation of urban traffic using field programmable gate arrays. In International Conference on Application of New Technology to Transport Systems, 107-122. ISBN 0-86910-663-5
Conventional traffic simulation techniques, employing continuous movement of vehicles, do not have a sufficiently fast responce time for the real-time operational control of a...

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...

A forensic image description language for generating test images.

Conference Proceeding
Russell, G., Macfarlane, R. & Ludwiniak, R. (2011)
A forensic image description language for generating test images. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cybercrime Forensics Education & TrainingISBN 978-1-899253-94-4
Digital Forensics is a fast developing job market, as well as being topical and interesting, and as such is an area in which University students are keen to develop and study....

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