About

I’m an information security and assurance consultant in the financial services sector, and in one form or another I help organisations and senior leaders design, start and run effective cyber security practices.

My career to date has been a mixture of theoretical and applied research, training, education, and specialist engineer roles, giving me a range of perspectives. A certified ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Implementer, I’ve also worked in the HMG accreditation framework, using IS1/IS2 for technical risk assessment and treatment.

Outside of the day job I’m a member of ACM and BCS, and an RSA Fellow. I’m a mentor in the BCS Career Mentoring Network. I’m also the Chairman of Dorset BCS, the professional association for computing in the county of Dorset.

You can find the site for Dorset BCS at www.dorset.bcs.org. My Twitter feed is available at www.twitter.com/richgunstone.

Background

Memberships

  • Fellow Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
  • Member British Computer Society & ACM

Misc.

  • 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Organising Committee, BCS Dorset AGM, RNLI/Bournemouth University
  • 2018-date BCS Career Mentoring Network (CMN)
  • 2014-date Committee Member, BCS Dorset
  • 2014-2016 Member of the Bournemouth University Senate – Science and Technology (Academic Governing Board)
  • 2012-2016 International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, Editorial Board Member
  • 2012-2016 International Journal on Advances in Software, Editorial Board Member
  • 2012-2016 International Journal on Advances in Systems and Measurements, Editorial Board Member
  • 2016 The Sixth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Management, Programme Committee Member
  • 2016 The Sixth International Conference on Advances in Information Mining and Computation 2016, Programme Committee Member
  • 2016 INFOCOMP 2016, Belgium, Programme Committee Member
  • 2016 The Sixth International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users 2016, Valencia, Spain, Programme Committee Member
  • 2015 The Fifth International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users 2015, Brussels, Belgium, Programme Committee Member
  • 2015 The Fifth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation 2015, Programme Committee Member
  • 2015 IMMM 2015 Conference, Programme Committee Member
  • 2014 The 4th International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation, Programme Committee Member
  • 2014 The Fourth International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users 2014, Paris, France, Programme Committee Member
  • 2014 7th IEEE International Conference on Social Computing and Networking (SocialCom 2014), Sydney, Australia
  • 2014 The Forth International Conference on Advances in Information Mining and Management, Programme Committee Member
  • 2013 The Third International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users 2013, Lisbon, Portugal, Programme Committee Member
  • 2013 The Third International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation 2013, Programme Committee Member
  • 2013 The Third International Conference on Advances in Information Mining and Management 2013, Programme Committee Member
  • 2013 The Third International Conference on Advances in Information Mining and Management, Programme Committee Member
  • 2013 The Third International Conference on Social Eco-Informatics 2013, Programme Committee Member
  • 2013 Social Computing and it’s Applications 2013 (IEEE CS co-sponsored), Programme Committee Member
  • 2012 The Second International Conference on Advances in Information Mining and Management, Programme Committee Member
  • 2012 The Second International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users, Venice, Italy, Programme Committee Member
  • 2012 The Second International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation, Programme Committee Member
  • 2012 The Second International Conference on Social Eco-Informatics, Programme Committee Member
  • 2011 The First International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users, Programme Committee Member
  • 2011 The First International Conference on Social Eco-Informatics, Programme Committee Member
  • 2011 The First International Conference on Advances in Information Mining and Management, Programme Committee Member
  • 2011 The First International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation, Programme Committee Member
  • 2011 Social Computing and its Applications 2011 (IEEE CS co-sponsored), Programme Committee Member

I’ve also been asked to review books for O’Reilly Press and Pearson Education, and papers for the Higher Education Academy UK.

Qualifications and certifications

  • BSc Computer Science, UWA, First Class with Honours (2001)
  • PhD Computer Science, UWA (2005)
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Implementer (85%), IT Governance Ltd / IBITGQ (2017)
  • Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (Distinction), BCS (2017)

Courses

  • Certified Ethical Hacker v10 Course, IT Governance / EC-Council (2018)