Mr Trevor Wood

Job: PhD student

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

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

T: N/A



Personal profile

Trevor Wood has a professional background in IT stretching back over 40 years. While working he studied part-time for an MSc in Information Systems at Kingston University. Over the last 25 years he has been the director of two web development agencies. After finding that clients were needing help with their cybersecurity issues, he returned to university as a mature student to complete a second MSc, this time in Digital Forensics with Cybersecurity. One of the assignments inspired him to expand it further as part of his PhD

Research group affiliations

Publications and outputs

How Location-Aware Access Control Affects User Privacy and Security in Cloud Computing Systems

Research interests/expertise

Social engineering, phishing, user privacy and security, penetration testing


  • MSc Digital Forensics with Cybersecurity (DMU)
  • MSc Information Systems (Kingston University)
  • CSTP Ethical Web Application Hacking
  • CWSA Wireless Security
  • CSTA Certified Security Testing Associate - Ethical Hacking

PhD project


Development and evaluation of techniques to detect phishing emails with special reference to domestic and small office/home office business users


This PhD research project will examine ways that phishing, spear-phishing and whaling attacks could be detected and mitigated through the use of software and user sensitisation techniques with particular reference to domestic and SoHo (Small Office/Home Office) business users.