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Lee Campbell

Lecturer in Cyber Security

Lee has over 20 years of computer science and cybersecurity experience. He has secured some major organisational networks and systems, including Chevron (UK), HSBC and Merrill Lynch (Bank of America). In 2001, he was instrumental in designing, implementing and supporting the web architecture for the first online banking and trading platform in Europe. A joint venture between HSBC and Merrill Lynch, a project valued at 500-million-pounds. In 2014, he was the chosen technical representative for the UK SME sector to establish the Cyber Essentials standard. He represented five million SME organisations' interests on behalf of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). In 2015, he created the first online cybersecurity training material for SMEs for the UK Government.

Lee has worked for multi-national organisations, SMEs, start-ups and ran cybersecurity and IT consultancies providing network security, penetration testing, blue teaming, vulnerability analysis, risk assessment and management services. He previously advised the FSB for several years on matters relating to cybersecurity.

For the last five years, Lee has been a cybersecurity lecturer. He has made significant contributions to undergraduate, postgraduate and Scottish Apprenticeship Scheme programmes. He has developed both BSc and MSc cybersecurity courses and modules. Notably, he created the penetration testing module based on the Cyber Scheme Team Member (CSTM) qualification for the University of Gloucestershire. He developed this module to help prepare students for the 'real-world' of cybersecurity. Recently, he has co-chaired the new Open University MSc cybersecurity module, M817 Systems Security.

Lee has designed, created and delivered networking, network security, ethical hacking, cryptography, operating systems, cloud computing, computer systems and architecture modules for three different higher educational institutions. He is an external examiner for computing and cybersecurity qualifications for two universities. Lee has also delivered cybersecurity courses to professionals in penetration testing for leading training providers.

Lee is a practising cybersecurity consultant, academic and researcher. He continues to provide cybersecurity consultancy, penetration testing and training services to maintain and develop his knowledge and understanding of the subject matter and sector. He firmly believes in practising cybersecurity in the real-world is vital; this provides students with meaningful and relevant teaching material to help prepare them for the cybersecurity industry. Lee has mentored hundreds of students over the last five years. Many of his students are now working in influential organisations.

Lee has written numerous cybersecurity articles and papers, including a paper for the Bank of England and spoken at various cybersecurity conferences, including the Cheltenham Science Festival.

Lee is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and has a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP). He holds 29 cybersecurity certifications including, the ISO 27001 Lead Implementer, Certified Information Systems Security Professional-Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA), Certified Cisco Network Associate (CyberOps) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+), CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Expert (CSIE), CompTIA Pentest+ and CompTIA Security+ certifications, Moreover, he has professional qualifications, including the Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP), Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET).

Lee’s current research interests centre on developing a cyber-resilient zero-trust socio-technical architectural framework. He his also conducting scholarly research to help prepare students for a cybersecurity career. Developing a framework to balance academic, practical and industry skills and knowledge. Many organisations do not believe graduates are adequately prepared for a cybersecurity career. My research will investigate this hypothesis and, if correct, develop a framework to help address this concern.

2017 Campbell, L et al. Towards a more robust cybersecurity public. Private partnerships in developing countries. The University of Gloucestershire.
2015 Why Small Medium Enterprises need to engage with Cyber Security, Warwickshire Means Business.
2014 De-fog the fraud risks in cloud computing, Fraud Intelligence.
2014 Cloud Control: protecting data on remote servers, Fraud Intelligence.
2012 Campbell, L. et al. Cybersecurity and fraud: The impact on small businesses, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
2012 Top 10 Tips for businesses – Online Security, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
2011 Campbell, L. & Robson, R. (2011). Cloud Computing. Fraud Advisory Panel, Issue 15.
2010 Protecting your business against fraud, the National Fraud Authority (NFA).


Cybersecurity, Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, Cyber Resilience, Zero-Trust Architecture, Network Security, Cryptography, Operating Systems, System Security, Threat Modelling, Risk Management and Vulnerability Assessments.