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Dr Richard Howley

Job: Principal Lecturer in Digital Forensics

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR), Cyber Technology Institute (CTI) (Cyber Security Centre (CSC))

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)116 207 8268

E: rgh@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~rgh/

 

Personal profile

Dr Richard Howley received his BSc (Hons) and MSc (Distinction) 1980 and 1991 respectively from University College Swansea, University of Wales and De Montfort University. He read for his PhD with Professor Simon Rogerson at De Montfort University, graduating in 2007. The main focus of the PhD was the Protection of data by effective systems design, in particular within the UK local Government setting.

He has published many papers on protecting data and local government IT practices and procedures.  Currently, his research interests include the procedures and practices of digital evidence acquisition, analysis and management. He is also developing research links into the organisational, professional and moral aspect of the forensic investigation of digital evidence.

Richard has been teaching core modules on both the undergraduate and postgraduate course in digital forensics since 2004. He is currently the course leader for MSc Forensic Computing, MSc Computer Security and the MSc in Professional Practice in Digital Forensics and Security which is run in collaboration with 7Safe (Cambridge).

Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

The procedures and practices of digital evidence acquisition, analysis and management. I am also developing research links into the professional and moral aspect of the forensic investigation of digital evidence.

Flexible learning opportunities including E-Learning, distance learning, etc.

Areas of teaching

Digital Forensics

Qualifications

PhD (Data protection & IS Design), De Montfort University, 2007

MSc Computing (Distinction), Leicester Polytechnic, 1991

TESOL (DIP TEFL) (EFL) Award of Trinity College, London, 1988

RSA DIP (Comp Science), Grantham College of FE, 1985

PGCE (F&HE), Bolton Institute of HE, 1983

BSc (Econ) Hons University College, Swansea, 1980

Certified Mobile Phone Examiner, Micro Systemation (XRY), 2009

CFIA - Malware Analysis (Distinction), 7Safe (UK), 2007

Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator, E-Commerce Council (USA), 2005

Courses taught

Forensic Data Analysis

Forensic Tools and Techniques

Digital Evidence and Incident Response

Conference attendance

Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference May 2012 Las Vegas USA - Delegate

ETHICOMP Conference Mantua Italy 2008 Presenter

Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference May 2007 Las Vegas USA - Delegate

ETHICOMP Conference Linköping, Sweden 2005 presenter

ETHICOMP Conference Syros Greece 2004 Presenter

ETHICOMP Conference Lisbon Portugal 2002 Presenter  

Current research students

First Supervisor for:

Mohammed Alshammari
Mahmoud Hassan Elbasir
Ahmed Al-Mazouqi

Second Supervisor for:

Eric Agyei-Bekoe
Mashari Alsaleh
Adel Al-Shahrani

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