Dr. Ultan Neville (B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., Ph.D.)

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I'm a Cyber Security enthusiast and researcher.

I'm currently working as a Principal Cyber Security Engineer at Global Shares. I have company-wide oversight for the Cyber Security iniative, including the development of a best-in-class Product Security Program. I report to the CTO, and I work closely with the DevOps team manager. I lead Cyber Security training for the wider company. I'm also in the process of constructing an Information Security Management System for the business that aligns with ISO 27001.

Previously, I worked as a Senior Cyber Security Engineer at Johnson Controls (JCI), where I specialized in Product Security and Enterprise Application Security. I reported to the Director of Global Product Security Engineering & Innovation Services, where I lead the development of an automated Red Teaming ecosystem for the Global Product Security Technical Services team. The work defined a best-in-class scalable system for internal security assessment and pen-testing capabilities, applied to various product lines at JCI.

Prior to this, I was a Post-Doctoral Researcher (Cyber Security) at the Mobile and Internet Systems Laboratory (MISL), Department of Computer Science, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. I worked as part of the CHIST-ERA DYPOSIT project. My research was directed by Dr. Simon Foley, and focused primarily on autonomic security control reconfiguration, and the problem of large, shared Cyber-Physical System infrastructures under attack.

I have served as a nominated peer-reviewer of scientific publications for the European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS).

I succeeded in my viva voce defence at the Department of Computer Science in UCC for a Ph.D. in reasoning about anomaly-free policy management for network and host-based access control mechanisms in 2017. I also hold an M.Sc. in Software and Systems for Mobile Networks, and a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Computer Science, both awarded from University College Cork.

My current research interests include pen-testing automation and autonomic security control reconfiguration, dynamic policy frameworks, network and host-based access controls, mobile security, cloud security, cyber-physical and IoT security, and mathematics.

My Erdős number is 5

I love hearing from people with similar interests so like-minded individuals feel free to get in-touch!