Dr Andrew Jones (DFI)

Visiting Professor of Cyber Security

Research Directorate

After a 25 year career in the British Army he became a manager and a researcher and analyst in the area of Information Warfare and computer crime at a defence research establishment. After a number of years in this post he left the defence environment to take up a post as a principal lecturer at the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales) in the subjects of Network Security and Computer Crime and as a researcher on the Threats to Information Systems and Computer Forensics. He created and managed a well equipped Computer Forensics Laboratory and took the lead on a large number of computer investigations and data recovery tasks.

In 2005 he joined the Security Research Centre at BT where he became a Chief Researcher and the head of information security research. During his time at BT he managed a number of research projects and led a series of projects into residual data on second hand media. He developed a digital forensics laboratory to support both the research and operational areas. While at BT he co-authored a book on how to create and manage a digital forensics laboratory that has since been adopted by a US Government department. While on sabbatical from BT he took up a post as the Programme Chair for the MSc. in Information Security at Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research in Abu Dhabi in the UAE where he managed the post graduate programme through national accreditation and also developed and managed a research laboratory. While in Khalifa University he co-authored a book on digital forensic processes and procedures to meet regulatory and international standards. He moved back to the UK in 2013 where he wrote a book on Information Operations. He then took up a post as the Director of the Cyber Security Centre at the University of Hertfordshire where they carried out research into information security and digital forensics. He is currently a visiting professor and is working with the University of Suffolk to develop a new Forensics and security research and teaching capability.  In addition to his post at the University of Suffolk, he also holds posts as visiting professor at the University of Hertfordshire, the University of Derby and the University of South Wales. He holds a Ph.D. in the area of threats to information systems. He has written seven books on topics including Information Warfare, Risk Management, Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime has also had more than 100 papers on the same subjects published. He is currently writing a second edition of the book on digital forensic processes and procedures.