I am the Chief Scientist at Forcepoint, and I oversee technical direction and innovation throughout the business; I have also served in the role of CTO at the company. I graduated from the University of Oxford in 1992 with a D.Phil. in Quantum Physics. Since that time, I’ve worked extensively in the area of computer security and malicious mobile code prevention. Previous projects include work on the Computer Virus Immune System at IBM Research, development of the world’s largest web hosting system whilst Director of Engineering for Verio, and as a University Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology, where I founded the Harris Institute and worked as Head of the University’s Computer Science and Cybersecurity Department. I am a member of CARO, and a past President/CEO of AMSTO, the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization. When not carrying out research in Computer Security, I love to fly, and am an instrument rated private pilot, and a three-time winner of the National Flute Association’s Big Band Jazz competition.
- TechnicalBoth Offensive and Defensive Security
- PassionateMotivated, Driven, Fair
- BalancedIFR Pilot, Tennis, Flute
With over 20 years experience working in the field of Computer Security, I have been fortunate to gain a broad set of experiences ranging from low-level Assembly exploit discovery and mitigation, through Architecture, and M&A work.