Richard Buckland is an Associate Professor in Computer Security, Cybercrime, and Cyberterror at the University of New South Wales and Visiting Professor in Cyber Security at Taylor’s University Malaysia, and the Director of Education for the Australian Centre for Cyber Security.
Richard heads the applied cyber security education programme in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales. The cybersecurity students from this programme have been highly successful: in 2013 and 2014 they were worldwide finalists at both the DEFCON and SECUINSIDE CTFs and UNSW has won the national CyberSecurity Challenge Australia competition each year since it started. In 2012 UNSW entered one team and came first, in 2013 UNSW entered three teams and came first, second and third, and in 2014 entered four teams and came first, second, third and fifth.
Richard has a passion for open education and for empowering students to love learning. His work as an educator has been recognised by numerous teaching awards at national and international level.