Roy Isbell (Prof. FIET FBCS CITP) is an experienced communications and cyber security engineer with over 35 years of experience. A research fellow and founder of the ‘Cyber Security Centre’ at the University of Warwick; he investigates and researches all aspects of cyber security from an engineering, security & safety perspective. He is an international advisor to both Governments and Enterprise clients on cyber security including cyber operations and the cyber hardening of their environments. He is an advisor to the UK Forensic Science Regulator on Digital Forensics and previously an advisor to the UK MoD research organisation, Dstl for their Cyber & Influence Research Program. As chair of the UK Cyber Security Alliance he is leading 16 of the key UK Cyber Security Organisations in their response to the UK Government in establishing the UK Cyber Security Council. He is also Publisher & Editor in Chief for Digital Forensics Magazine.
Roy was co-author on the Codes of Practice for Cyber Security for Ports, and Maritime Platforms. He was also part of the team that produced the Code of Practice on Cyber in the Built Environment. His recent research projects include an Insider Threat capability using behavioural and linguistic markers, an Automated Defence capability for enterprise networks, using blockchain/multichain for classified document management and the development of a Cyber Security Maturity Model for the Supply Chain. He also researches the security and safety aspects of cyber physical systems (CPS) and the industrial internet of things (IIoT), as well as researching the possible future impact of SMART Technology on all aspects of Society.