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UCLan welcomes new Visiting Fellow

17 October 2012

Chris Theobald

Computer security expert to pass on wealth of experience

Keith Cottenden, Forensic Services Director at CY4OR has been appointed as a Visiting Fellow within UCLan’s School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences.

With over 30 years of experience including 22 years in the RAF as a Counter Intelligence and Information Technology Security Investigator and more recently, as a Director at CY4OR digital forensics, Keith said he was ‘thrilled’ at the appointment.

UCLan’s new visiting Fellow explained: “I have a lot of experience in the computer security field and it’s a growth area which is attracting a great deal of interest globally.

“The fact I have now been appointed at UCLan is a great honour and I’m absolutely thrilled that the industry I have enjoyed for over two decades is now recognised in academic institutions"

“Unfortunately criminals are becoming increasingly clever with technology meaning there will be an increased demand for digital forensic specialists over the next few years. This new breed of forensic experts could well be learning their trade and UCLan’s School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences."

He added: “The fact I have now been appointed at UCLan is a great honour and I’m absolutely thrilled that the industry I have enjoyed for over two decades is now recognised in academic institutions – particularly the University of Central Lancashire.

“I am looking forward to meeting the future leaders of this industry, and becoming involved in this enriching community.”