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Joe Stirland

Joe Stirland is a senior scientist and technical Lead for the Airbus DTO – ZSCA Cyber Forensics lab and is responsible for state of the art research within the cyber forensics field in support of Airbus (Airbus, Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Defence & Space, and Airbus HQ). He holds a BSc in Computer Forensics from the University of South Wales, obtained in 2009 and is currently working towards a PhD in industrial control systems/SCADA forensics and incident response.
He worked in an operational role for a number of years before joining Airbus Group in April 2014, helping to transfer his experience into the research sector. He has a number of additional qualifications within the cyber/forensics area, including: EnCase, GCFA, and a number of Sans accreditations.

Joe's current research activities include malware analysis techniques using big data platforms, development of forensic architectures, testing and evaluation of forensic tools, support for Airbus cyber forensics operations (when required) and Cyber Operations in; ICS/SCADA systems and Critical National Infrastructure (CNI).

Joe has presented at a number of conferences including conducting a workshop at DefCon 2017 and presenting an ICS/SCADA CTF at RSA 2018. He published a white paper in November 2014 titled "Developing Cyber Forensics for SCADA Industrial Control Systems". This paper received significant attention from CNI companies and UK government, and continues to be a prominent ongoing research topic within Airbus. Joe is also a visiting lecturer at DeMontfort university where he teaches an MSc Introduction to Digital Forensics module.

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