Dr Gregory has worked as Cyber Security Consultant and trainer for QA Higher Education with strong engagement with several industry partners in Information Security domains. He has delivered a wide range of industrial and bespoke certifications including but not limited to CISSP, CISMP, CEH and BCS. He has also been a leading trainer and developer for the GCHQ Summer School in Cyber Security with a dedicated strong team of experts and trainers in several technical domains in both offensive and defensive security. He has also contributed into a numerous public events and seminars around cyber security, course development and active training both private and government bodies. He holds a position as a senior lecturer in Cybersecurity at the University of Bedfordshire.
Gregory has worked as a University senior lecturer for the past four years and has driven and achieved quality delivery at BSc and MSc levels including those working as security professionals within blue-chip companies. He acted as the de-facto MSc Project co-ordinator for the whole PG provision within the Dept. of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Bedfordshire. This role included coordination of nearly 70 PG students undertaking their final theses and a key part of his leadership comprised the orchestration of a multi-disciplinary team of supervisors, comprising a heterogeneous mix of personalities, soft and hard (i.e. technical skills). He acted as a mentor for less experienced supervisors and counselled students accordingly. He has extensive academic experience in the embedding of credible vocationally driven curriculum through creating continuous opportunities for outside speakers (derived from world-class centres of excellence) via a programme of MSc research seminars. He found this activity both personally enriching and suitably challenging. Risk management and mitigation is an essential part of modern quality assurance activities at post-graduate (and indeed at undergraduate levels).
Gregory was responsible for optimising communication between staff and closely monitoring progress for each student. An early warning system being the central element of this role. He was also the de facto solely responsible for the timely re-validation to the highest quality standards (both internal and external) in respect of: MSc Computer Security and Forensics including Cryptography, Advanced Security Countermeasures, Computer Security, Wireless Security and Proactive Network Defence units. Furthermore, as part of transnational education (TNE), he has been appointed as a Fellow of Higher Education academy since 2010.
He has taught in many Universities both nationally and internationally in a variety of areas related to Cyber Security with over 30 international publications in journals and conference proceedings. He holds several industry certifications around information security, and since his PhD was substantially based within industry (Modern Networks) a leading SME provider of network services and voice solutions and EPSRC. He has clearly demonstrated his strong willingness and passion to transfer knowledge from academia to industry.