Dr David J Day meets Mustafa Al-Bassam ex black-hat hacker with the hacking fraternity Lulzsec. David helped collect forensic evidence that led to his conviction. This is the first time they have met. This award nominated piece was presented by Susan Watts.
“In addition to being the Managing Director of Samurai Digital Security, David is a special officer working with the NCA (National Crime Agency) as a member of the National Cyber Crime Unit where he helps solve cybercrime cases. David is also a special visiting lecturer at Warwick and Sheffield Hallam Universities teaching on cyber security master’s courses. He was one of the first people in the country to be awarded a hard-technical cybersecurity PhD, and prior to Samurai worked as a cybersecurity senior lecturer at university for 14 years. In 2014 he received extemporary written praise from New Scotland Yard for his part in operation Westphalian when he used bleeding edge digital forensic techniques to help convict members of LulzSec, a high-profile hacking fraternity.”