Syed, you're a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security and Forensics at Birmingham City University. Tell us a bit about your role: what does a typical day look like for you?
The role of a university academic has tremendously grown in recent years. We are now required to provide excellence in three areas: Teaching, research, and enterprise.
Teaching: I teach core courses of digital forensics in different programmes; keep a vigilant eye on the emerging challenges of cybercrime investigations so as to prepare my students to deal with these evolving scenarios; keep myself updated with the new technologies. This hands-on experience helps me deliver cutting-edge skills to our future Cyber Watchmen/women.