Malcolm graduated in Computer Science and Mathematics from Queen Mary College, London University and later gained his doctorate in Information Security at Otago University, New Zealand.
After a career in the RNZAF he spent 10 years in the New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau, retiring as Director Information Security. He has subsequently held Chief Security Officer and Technical Director roles in industry including Telecom New Zealand, NBN Co, BAE Systems Australia, and Huawei Australia.
Malcolm has held the position of Director Education in the Australian Information Security Association, Chair of the Security Committee for the IOT Alliance Australia, and is currently a Board Member for The SABSA Institute.
Malcolm has held adjunct positions at Canterbury University, New Zealand, where he helped develop and for 8 years taught in the Post Graduate Diploma in Forensics and Security and supervised research. Malcolm provided key support to Boxhill TAFE to conceptualise, propose, initiate and bring to fruition the Certificate IV in Cybersecurity. He has held an adjunct Professor appointment at UNSW and currently is adjunct Professor at Deakin University.
Malcolm has published research papers on a range of security topics, including cryptography and trustworthiness. He has also published through Linkedin Learning over 20 cybersecurity and programming courses.
Malcolm’s key interests in cybersecurity cover
Enterprise-level cybersecurity architectures, particularly focused on using cybersecurity to deliver effective business risk mitigation.
Vulnerability research and penetration testing across on-premise operating systems and applications, cloud based deployments, mobile platforms, and IoT.
Trusted technology and high integrity software development.
Areas of Contribution
Malcolm contributes in the areas of teaching, research, and post graduate research supervision.