Ross Heenan

Ross Heenan

Teaching Fellow

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Ross is a Teaching Fellow for the Division of Cyber Security at Abertay University, he is currently in progress of completing a PhD in the area of IoT security and holds an MSc in Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security, a BSc in Computing & Networks and a HND in Information technology and systems support.

Current areas of research interests include design and development of Internet of Things (IoT) systems and networks and the security of these. The exploitation of these and traditional systems and networks is another particular area of research interest especially in the areas of Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), novel or Zero day attacks. Research carried out previously has concentrated on Intrusion detection technologies and improving performance and detection accuracy of these.



CMP109: Computer Networks
CMP110: Introduction to security
CMP201: Data Structures & Algorithms
CMP204: Dynamic Web Development
CMP210: Ethical Hacking
CMP408: System Interals & Cyber Security
CMP506: Computer Security
AHD015: Access to Computing
ELE005: Dark Arts

Previous modules taught

CMP104: Programming with C++
CMP102: Software Development
CMP202: Data Structures & Algorithms 2
CMP308: Professional Project Planning and Prototyping
CMP311: Professional Project Development and Delivery


Research interests

IoT Security
Intrusion Detection
Malware analysis & Reverse Engineering
Exploit Development
Zero days and Advanced persistent threats


Security Onion
Heenan, R., & Moradpoor, N. (2016). Introduction to Security Onion. Paper presented at The First Post Graduate Cyber Security Symposium , Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Intrusion detection technologies survey
Heenan, R., & Moradpoor, N. (2016). A survey of intrusion detection system technologies. Paper presented at The First Post Graduate Cyber Security Symposium , Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Professional Information

Professional Information
NHS/NSS Cyber Security Awareness training
Cyber security training for various organisations
Collaboration with emerging software developers for threat assessment of new prototype system


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