Basil is The Cyber Academy Manager, at the School of Computing, Engineering & Built Environment (SCEBE).
He is also an forensic scientist, with more than 14 years of experience as an Expert Witness in digital forensics and digital evidence.
He studied for his BSc Business and his AAS (Associate in Applied Science) Computer Programming, at the American College of Greece (Deree College), and graduated with both degrees in 1995, receiving the President's Award for his contribution in the extra-curricular and academic activities in the school.
He received a PG Cert International Marketing from the University of Sunderland (2000) and later his MSc Forensic Informatics (2008) from the University of Strathclyde.
In January 2022, he received his Expert Witness Certificate from the University of Aberdeen/Bond Solon, as an Expert Witness under the jurisdiction of Scottish Law, making him the first (and only) Expert Witness in Digital Forensics to ever hold a University Certificate in this jurisdiction.
Basil brings more than 14 years of experience in Digital Forensics as an Expert Witness, working with legal professionals in Scotland and the rest of the UK, as well as a 30+ years overall industry experience.
His background includes working for organisations like IBM, Abbey National and HM Government. He has been running Strathclyde Forensics Ltd, one of the top Digital Forensics agencies in Scotland for over a decade.
Since 2017 he has been working at the School of Computing, with a primary scope of raising the profile of The Cyber Academy and help create awareness of cyber threats to businesses, individuals, the third sector and the state, in Scotland , the UK and around the world.
Working extensively with the Law Society of Scotland; he is a member of the Panel for the Accredited Legal Technologists, and he has developed (and delivers) the Cybersecurity Certification of the Society.
Basil is a regular speaker to Scottish Universities and Colleges, and a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Law, at the Catholic University of Lyon and Sheffield Hallam University.
He is a member of the BCS and the Charter Society for Forensic Sciences (CSFS). Since 2015 he is a t the Experts Roster of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
He was a finalist for the Cyber Evangelist Award for 2018 and 2019 at the Scottish Cyber Awards.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL PROFILES
1. The Law Society of Scotland (professional profile): https://www.lawscot.org.uk/people/basil-manoussos/
2. The Law Society of Scotland (Cybersecurity certification): https://www.lawscot.org.uk/members/cpd-training/certification-courses/cyber-security-certification/
3. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vassilismanoussos/
4. SIPR (Scottish Institute of Policing Research): http://www.sipr.ac.uk/people/basil-manoussos
5. Interpol: https://www.interpol.int/content/download/17171/file/The%20Use%20of%20Digital%20Evidence%20in%20Prosecutions%20in%20Asia....pdf?inLanguage=eng-GB