We have an incredibly varied and yet complementary team; from technical computer security, through to criminology, with digital forensics, language analysis, human rights informatics and surveillance research in between. My main aim for the CSI Centre is to build a supportive research environment and to attract more researchers to tackle cybercrime and security research and development.Dr. Z. Cliffe. Schreuders, Centre Director
Our affiliate academics team is comprised of researchers who are also actively involved in our cybercrime, digital forensics, and security research projects, in a supervision or other research capacity.
- Dr Mark Dixon
- Dr Marc Fabri
- Professor Colin Pattinson
- Professor Hissam Tawfik
- Professor Dorothy Monekosso
Many other Leeds Beckett academics are involved in related research, and the new research centre will aim to invite and assist other academics to become involved in related funding applications and research work.
Lewis Ardern - Mobile device usable security – Director of study: Dr Z. Cliffe Schreuders, Supervisor: Dr Mark Dixon, School of Computing, Creative Technology and Engineering
Emlyn Butterfield - Director of study: Prof Colin Pattinson, Supervisors: Prof Mohammad Dastbaz, Dr Z. Cliffe Schreuders, School of Computing, Creative Technology and Engineering
Gajendra Ravichandran – Director of study: Dr Z. Cliffe Schreuders, Supervisor: Dr Marc Fabri, School of Computing, Creative Technology and Engineering
- Leeds Hacking Society
Leeds Hacking Society is a Leeds Beckett Students’ Union Society that meets about hacking every week.
- OWASP Leeds Beckett Student Chapter
OWASP Foundation is a professional association open to anyone who is interested in learning more about software security.
- Restore - Student Data Recovery
Restore - Student Data Recovery is a student led service of Leeds Beckett Students' Union with the goal of getting students' lost, corrupted and deleted data back.
West Yorkshire Police
The CSI Centre has a close working relationship with West Yorkshire Police force; working directly with the Digital Forensics Unit (DFU) and Cyber Crime Team (CCT) to investigate and improve the way cybercrime and digital evidence is processed.
Collaboration with West Yorkshire Police began in 2007 whereby the DFU were brought on board to consult on the development of the new Leeds Beckett undergraduate degree in Computer Forensics. This collaboration has continued to grow and mature throughout the years. Currently the relationship centres around the symbiotic exercises including research and training, recruitment, student/client project support, and student work experience and employment. In parallel to the DFU and CCT relationship are the previous work collaborations with I-Surv and D-Scent (EPSRC funded) research projects.
Steering Committee Members for Cybercrime Analysis Research and Innovation:
- Professor Babak Akhgar, CENTRIC at Sheffield Hallam University
- Professor Robin Bryant, Canterbury Christ Church University
Co-lead for RCTF project:
Advisory group for Randomised Capture The Flag project: