Geraint Williams

MSc, BSc, MIET, MBCS, AMIMechE, CITP, CISSP,
MCP, CCNA, CEH, CHFI, Security+, Network+, A+, Prince 2 Practioner

Knowledge

Current Employment

IT Governance (since Oct 2011)
Information Risk consultant & Trainer

Duties

  • Consultance on Information Security
  • Vulnerability & Penetration testing
  • Development of Information Secruity training courses
  • CISSP Training
  • Development of Cloud training course and Governance toolkit
  • Development of digital forensic training course

Qualifications

Nov 2010 to Nov 2012 Studying for a MSc by Research, Wireless Security
Part Time, University of Bedfordshire
Sept 2000 to Oct 2003 MSc with Distinction in Internet Technology
Part Time, University of Luton (Now University of Bedfordshire)
Sept 1981 to Jun 1985 BSc (2.2 Hons) Mechanical Engineering
Sandwich, Hatfield Polytechnic (Now University of Hertfordshire)
Sept 1979 to Jun 1981 TEC Diploma Mechanical Engineering
Full Time, Luton College of Further Education
Sept 1974 to Jun 1979 5 'O' Levels & 2 CSE's
Wheathampstead Comprehensive

Employment History

Oct 2000 to Sept 2011 Infrastructure Manager
Academic Dept. of Computer & Information Systems, University of Bedfordshire

Duties

  • Manage the department’s physical resources, facilities and infrastructure to ensure the needs of the department are met.
  • Work with academics to allocate the departmental resources to requirements.
  • Organise the timetable of demonstrators and laboratories to meet the requirements of the teaching schedule.
  • Provide day to day management of the department’s technical support team including task delegation.
  • Ensure performance targets are met, including timeliness.
  • Oversee the specification for the development and maintenance of systems and infrastructure to support current and future departmental requirements.
  • Work with academics on the development of courses and units to ensure the infrastructure will support unit and course learning outcomes.
  • Where necessary, to provide technical input to the development and preparation of learning materials and provide input on the development of new courses and units for the future.
  • Work with the Head of the Department to develop budgetary plans for facilities and coordinating the purchasing of equipment for the department; this includes raising tenders, and ensuring that university regulations are met regarding purchases.
  • Identify new and emerging hardware, software and communication technologies, products, methods and techniques and the assessment of their relevance and potential value to the department, and to promote emerging technology awareness among departmental staff.
  • Help with the departments lecturing by delivery of single guest lectures, short series of lectures, delivery of short courses and possibly delivery of a complete unit, under the guidance of an academic member of staff.
  • To work with ISD and other departments of the university to ensure the requirements of the department are met and that the department follows common work practices and central university procedures and policies, and to develop best working practices and procedures for the University as a whole

Key Achievements

  • Development of postgraduate and undergraduate courses in computer security and forensics including a joint pathway with 7Safe, a leading computer security & forensics company.
  • Recognised within the university as an expert on IT, a member of tender board panels for university wide infrastructure projects and part of the university’s incident response team.
  • Successfully project managed several large facilities programmes including the development and commissioning of a £1,500,000 suite of engineering and teaching Labs.
  • Growth of the department’s computer labs from 5 labs with 140 PC’s to 19 labs, with over 500 PCs and a number of dedicated departmental servers including a 9TB NAS system and a HPC and grid facility.
  • The development of a state of the art infrastructure for the teaching of computer science and technology including latest developments in AV and electronic signage.
  • ‘Best practices’ expert for capital project bidding process within the faculty.

Consultancy Projects

  • East of England Development Agency Innovation Voucher
    "Analysis of Accelerometer data to detect dangerous driving" for TrueScene, Feb 2010
  • East of England Development Agency Innovation Voucher
    "Investigative report into the feasibility of High Speed HTTP modification" for PluginSEO, May 2009
  • East of England Development Agency Innovation Voucher, PKI Implementation, Cranfield, 2008.
  • Security test of network infrastructure and web application

Sept 1999 to June 2004 Visting Lecturer
Barnfield College

Courses taught

  • Intermediate Web Page design
  • E-Commerce
  • City & Guilds IT Technician

Sept 1993 to Mar 2000 Senior Engineer
Safety Test Dept, Millbrook Proving Ground Ltd

Roles & Duties

  • Supervisor of Crash Test Dummies
  • Supervisor of Data Processing, Crash Test Dept.
  • Supervision of Photographic Dept.
  • Senior Engineer - Crash Test Dept
  • Part time secondment to IT department
  • Development of company's website

Mar 1993 to Jun 1993 Design Change Manager
Production, Belling Ltd (Enfield)
Mar 1990 to Mar 1993 Production Engineer
Microwave Test Equipment, Maconi Instruments Ltd (Stevenage)
Sept 1989 to Mar 1990 Design Engineer
Floor Care, Electrolux Ltd (Luton)
Sept 1988 to Sept 1989 Design Engineer
Motemtronic Ltd (Waltham Abbey)
Sept 1985 to Sept 1988 Design Engineer, Rapier Laserfire
Army Weapons Div, British Aerospace PLC (Stevenage)

Publications

Volunteer Activities

  • Committee member of Hertfordshire Branch of the BCS (2008-current)
  • Membership Secretary of Hertfordshire Branch of the BCS (2009-2011)

    Presentations

    Professional Certifications

    Professional Memberships and Qualifications

    Training Courses