Vice Chair & Secretary
Paul Jenkins is a Lecturer in Computer Science at Cardiff Metropolitan University and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth. He is the former Head of Information Technology Wing at the Defence School of Communications and Information Systems, Ministry of Defence, UK, where he was responsible for ICT and Engineering training of military personnel to degree level. He gained his PhD in 1988, in Engineering (Applied Mathematics and Computing) from Cardiff University, UK.
He has worked for Glamorgan University as a Senior Lecturer in Computing, followed by a period as Quality Assessment Manager for the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. He joined the Ministry of Defence, UK in 2008 as Head of Information Systems (DCCIS), then Deputy Head of ICT Faculty (DSCIS) and finally Head of IT Wing. In addition, he is the treasurer for the British Computer Society (Dorset Branch). His research interests include Fuzzy Logic, Computer Security, Software Engineering, Forensics, Big Data, Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things.
Early Careers Advocate
I am information security and assurance consultant, and in one form or another I help organisations and senior leaders design, start and run effective cyber security practices. I am a Certified Senior Level Senior Security and Information Risk Advisor, and a Chartered IT Professional. I've experience at a variety of levels, including HM Government IAS1. I am a mentor in the BCS Career Mentoring Network and ISO / IEC 27001 Certified Lead Implementer. Please see my professional website for further information.
I'm a CESG Certified Professional / Chartered Professional Member of the BCS (CCP CITP MBCS). I also hold the BCS Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP with Distinction).
BCS is an important institute through which professional development can continue beyond education (e.g. university). I think the BCS is a must in the connected world of today. Our efforts at BCS increase the societal debate about new technology, the benefits as well as the broader implications, supporting the goal of a connected, digital economy. We must all play a part in making that happen.