Stephen's current research interests are in maritime cyber threats, cyber crime, digital forensics, cyber threat intelligence and cyber conflict. His research draws on a diverse background in policing, security and information technology. His PhD thesis examined the impact of Eastern European cyber crime groups on Australian banks. Over the last 20 years, he has held management roles with a number of organisations including IBM, National Australia Bank, and RSA Security and he has also been an active researcher and academic over that period. He currently works as a Professor of Maritime IT Security at NHL Stenden University of Applied Science. Stephen, prior to working in industry and academia, spent 14 years in the NSW Police as a Detective and was instrumental in the establishment of their first computer crime investigation team. He has also lectured on cyber security and digital forensics over a number of years at Macquarie University, Charles Sturt University and National University of Singapore and published a large number of research articles on those topics. He is also currently a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and an Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP).



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