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Anthony Keane Head of Department of Informatics Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Dr. Anthony Keane

Anthony Keane is currently the Head of Department of Informatics at the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown.  He is also a principle investigator in the Security Research Lab, located in the Learning & Innovation Centre in ITB where he has several master and doctoral research students working with industrial partners like IBM, Dell, BH-Consulting and Rits.  Main research areas cover Network & Cyber Security, Digital & Cloud Forensics, Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying. 

Anthony Keane has a BSc (Physics) from University College Galway (1986), an MSc from University College London (1992) and PhD (Astrophysics) from University College Dublin (1997). Before joining the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) in 1999, Anthony has worked as a computer consultant & software engineer in London and as a research assistant in the Cosmic Physics Section of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS).  

Anthony is currently a board member of InfoSecurity Ireland (ISI), IRISS and the Irish Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.  He is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society and member of the Third Level Computer Forum. As an Irish academic contact for the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), has helped organize events in security awareness & training, funded through the EU.

Stephen Sheridan

Stephen has been a member of the lecturing staff in ITB since August 2001 and has been involved in the development and delivery of a range of computing and digital media modules including programming, systems analysis, operating systems, design patterns, photography, derivation of algorithms and computational intelligence. Stephen joined the Security Research lab in 2013 and signed up to complete his Ph.D. in the area of Covert Communications. Stephen's work in this area focuses on covert communications over normal network traffic such as the Domain Name Service (DNS) protocol.

Ton Nolan

Tom Nolan

Tom is currently ICT Learning Network Manager at ITB where he focuses on all areas related to Information Security and digital forensics, Computer Networking, Network security and Industrially certified awards in third level education. He has been working at ITB since 2001.

Tom has successfully supervised student projects at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He hastaught extensively at undergraduate and postgraduate level in subjects such as Computer Networking, Network Security and Computer Systems. He is a fully trained and certified instructor with Cisco and has successfully designed and delivered bespoke programs such as CCNA, CCNA Security and CCNP to the highest industrial level to partners such as Damovo, Intel and Ericsson. In addition he is a founding member of the ITB Network security and digital forensics research group and has been involved in projects such as Investigation of networked application vulnerabilities, Forensic recovery of evidence and User activity tracker systems. 

Jason Flood

Jason Flood

Jason Flood is a PHD student here in the SecurityResearch Lab and founder of the Irish Honeynet Project. He also works for IBM as the Security Architect in charge of their Ethical Hacking team here in Dublin. Jason's PHD has focused on security principles and how people not the technology are often are the gaps in the security defensive wall. He describes himself as a technology tinkerer and hobbyist. He enjoys the challenges presented from a security perspective when designing and implementing novel solutions from the ground up. He's a big believer in the power of the community and regularly contributes with groups like OWASP and IRISS.  

Brendan Lawlesss

Brendan Lawless

My goals are simple, I get my fun from coding, hacking and educating. It always puts a smile on my face to look at something and say I made that happen. Specialties: Security, Cloud Deployments, Network Management & Design.

Stephen O'Shaughnessy

Stephen O'Shaughnessy

Stephen is currently a PhD student in ITB and has been a member of the Research Group since 2010. Stephen's PhD. is in the area of modelling and mapping the behaviour of malware on a system. He has been a part-time lecturer since 2011, first in private education and currently in ITB, since September 2014.

Neha Thethi

Neha Thethi

Neha Thethi is a researcher and information security analyst with part time lecturing experience. Her PhD at ITB focuses on 'Digital Forensic Investigations in the Cloud Environment'.

Mark Cummins

Mark Cummins

Mark has been lecturing at ITB since August 2002 and has been one of the driving forces behind the development of all our digital forensics and cyber security courses. He is the founder and president of the college's ethical hacker society and committee member for the Irish Honeynet Chapter. Mark also enjoys competing in capture the flag security challenges and is one of the organisers of the IRISSCON annual cyber security challenge and also the founder of the Irish College’s CTF challenge.

Arnold Hensman

Arnold Hensman

Arnold Hensman has been a lecturer in the Dept. of Informatics at ITB since 2006, where he has taught a wide range of computing and digital media modules.  He joined the Security Research Lab in 2012, to both develop the Biometrics module on the MSc programme and introduce the research area of robotic applications to the lab. He is also a founding member of the Functional Computational linguistics group at ITB. He currently holds the role of Erasmus Coordinator for the Informatics department, managing the academic activities of international students. Arnold has also been involved in developing several digital learning objects for computing students and regularly coaches teams for a number inter-collegiate programming competitions.

Dr. Christina Thorpe

Dr. Christina Thorpe graduated with a first class honours BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and Informatics from UCD in 2005, finishing in the top 6% in her class. She completed her PhD in Computer Science and Informatics at UCD in 2011, under the supervision of Prof. Liam Murphy. Since then, she has been employed as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Performance Engineering Lab (PEL), UCD, and an Assistant Lecturer in the School of Informatics and Engineering in the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB). Since 2011, she managed three SFI funded project work programmes: FAME Tivoli, Lero Robust Testing Environments, and Lero Software Performance and has lots of experience working with industry: IBM Tivoli in Cork, the IBM Software Lab in Dublin, and Microsoft’s Skype division in Seattle. Her role as an assistant lecturer in ITB has guided her research interests into the security and forensics domain: supervising 9 MSc Dissertations to successful completion and serving as a member of the organising committee for DFRWS-EU 2015. Christina is also involved in international collaborations on several other research topics, including the pioneering Testing The Cloud (TTC) Workshop. She led the organisation of the workshop in 2013 and 2014, co-located with two top conferences in software testing.  She worked on seven funding proposals, three of which were successful to date: an SFI Research Centre, an IRC Postgraduate Scholarship award and an individual UCD seed funding award. 

Mark Lane

Mark Lane

Mark Lane is a staff member at ITB , lecturing in subjects related to computer systems, computer networking, secure communications, network security and network forensics. He is about to start a PhD researching the area of security in Software Defined Networks. Mark is co-organiser, with Mark Cummins, of the ZeroDays CTF (www.ZeroDays.ie) which aims to promote the hacker and security community in Irish colleges. He is a contributor to Digital Forensics Magazine.

 

Michael Hegarty

Michael Hegarty

Michael is a past student of ITB (2000-2004) and a member of the lecturing team since 2012. Michael’s area of research is Steganography with a focus on “The Development of Steganalysis tools to assess the impact of Steganography on electronic communications over insecure networks”.