Dr Kieran McLaughlin, CSIT

Dr Kieran McLaughlin leads research in Industrial Control System (ICS) network security, for SCADA, Smart Grid and Critical Infrastructure. His interests include technologies for intrusion detection/prevention using ICS/SCADA protocol, behavioural and stateful analysis techniques, as well as ICS vulnerability and attack behaviour analysis. He is Co-I for the current EU FP7 projects “PRECYSE” and “SPARKS”. These involve leading European industrial and academic partners and are addressing protection of critical infrastructures and Smart Grids against cyber-attacks.  He is also a Co-I for the EPSRC funded CAPRICA, NIMBUS and ARIES research programmes and Co-Director of Queen’s MSc in Cyber Security.