I have always had an interest in how technology works. As I developed that interest I progressed into the area of how to then break, fix and adapt technologies. My first encounter with computer security was when I discovered that you could manipulate the traffic in MMPOGs. From there I then discovered and started to investigate the workings Sub-7 and NetDevil Trojans - at that point I was hooked.
Professionally, I have experience in web, mobile and infrastructure penetration testing. I enjoy grounding my teaching in real life, providing students with issues that they will face when they come to graduate. For example: the understanding of and overreliance on tools and the challenges of speed and efficiency when it comes to performing a penetration test.
I am one of the co-founders of Steelcon, Sheffield's very own annual Ethical Hacking conference founded in 2014. I also run the Sheffield OWASP chapter.