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Freddie Barr-Smith

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Freddie Barr-Smith

Doctoral Student

Department of Computer Science,
Robert Hooke Building
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Freddie is very interested is penetration testing, digital forensics, malware analysis and exploit development.

His research mainly is concerned with malware and the techniques malware use to counter and evade antivirus and analysis systems. The objectives of his research being to illustrate and enumerate the various evasion techniques that are used by malware to evade manual and automated analysis. The formation of this research consists of analysis at scale of data and development of proof of concepts of these techniques. This research area also touches upon cybercrime and forensics.




Freddie holds a BSc in Computer Science and Business Management (First) and an MSc in Software and Systems Security (Distinction). He also has held positions in infrastructure and security in multiple sectors.

He also holds several security certifications including Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) and CREST Registered Penetration Tester (CRT).

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