- Network protocols and networking architectures
- Information-Centric Networking
- Privacy-preserving communication systems
- Intrusion Detection Systems (both host and network)
- Securing open-source and free-software
- Industrial control and IIoT security issues
He runs the Network Security (NetSec) reading group, first Friday of the month, and the Belfast BSD user group every third Friday.
From 2017-2018, Pete worked on an EPSRC project Analysing and Detecting Advanced Multi-stage Attacks against ICS (ADAMA)
From 2013-2018, Pete has been working on his PhD thesis titled ‘Methods for Modelling and Detecting Network-Based ICS Attacks’ in QUB, where he worked on an EU PF7 project, PRECYSE.
From 2009-2013, Pete completed his undergraduate degree in computer science at Aberystwyth University in Wales, which included a one-year industrial work placement (2012).
From 2007-2009, Pete completed a Higher National Diploma in Computing at Pembrokeshire College, in conjunction with University of Glamorgan, now merged with University of South Wales. He also completed CISCO’s CCNA certification in 2006.
- Reviewer for Oxford Journal of Cybersecurity November 2019
- Member of the Technical Programme Committee for International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research April 2018
- Shadow Program Committee for IFIP TMA Conference June 2018
- Attended IETF101 (Hackathon) March 2018
- Session Chair for ‘Authentication, Privacy and Security Models’ at ICISSP January 2018
- Completed SANS ICS515 November 2017
- Frequent Reviewer for International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection February 2015