Gordon is currently a subject Group Leader in CSN (Computer Systems and Networks) which has a successful portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and 15 staff. He is also Head of Infrastructure in the School, and has current research interests around Cryptography, Digital Forensics and Cyber Security.
He has led the development of the GCHQ certified MSc Advanced Security and Digital Forensics, including introducing new modes of study. Along with this Gordon led the development of the MSc Advanced Security and Cybercrime, which provides distance learning opportunities for postgraduate studies.
Gordon has also helped develop The Cyber Academy, which aims to disseminate cyber intelligence at both a national and international level, with current links in Europe to law enforcement, and is currently an external examiner at the University of Northumbria.
Gordon has a strong international reputation, which has been built on an innovative teaching environment (LinuxZoo) and on the SQL Hacks book. His research current work investigates the usage of secret shares for storing information, and focuses on creating robust Cloud-based infrastructures which do not require encryption keys, and which can automatically rebuild themselves on a major disaster.
Li, S., Tryfonas, T., Russell, G., Andriotis, P. (2016). Risk Assessment for Mobile Systems through a Multi-Layered Hierarchical Bayesian Network. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CYBERNETICS, 46, (), .
Buchanan, W., Ukwandu, E., van Deursen (Hazelhoff Roelfze, N., Fan, L., Russell, G., Lo, O., Thuemmler, C. (2015). Secret Shares to Protect Health Records in Cloud-based Infrastructures. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of the IEEE 17th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application and Services (HealthCom), , () ( ed.). (pp. 669 - 672). Boston, MA: . IEEE.
Buchanan, W., Ramsay, B., Macfarlane, R., Smales, A., Russell, G. (2015). Teaching Penetration and Malware Analysis in a Cloud-based Environment. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of the 1st Uk Workshop on Cybersecurity Training & Education, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . .See all publications
Brown, M. (2017). An Innovative Approach to Insider Threat Detection Using Data Mining and Machine Learning (BEng (Hons) CSF Dissertation). Edinburgh Napier University (Sheykhkanloo, N., Russell, G.).
Antonas-Belegrinis, A. (2015). Traffic performance evaluation on DiffServ-aware MPLS networks (MSc Computing Dissertation). Edinburgh Napier University (Qasem, M., Russell, G.).
Berthelot, C. (2012). Evaluation of a Virtual Firewall in a Cloud Environment (MSc ASDF Dissertation). Edinburgh Napier University (Buchanan, W., Russell, G.).See all supervised dissertations