Bruce has more than 34 years of experience across the Royal Air Force’s communications, computer and information systems fields, embracing the operational, technical and intelligence communities within UK defence. (i.e. he was a FED in Blackhat terms!)

Since retiring from the RAF in 2004, Bruce has served as an external consultant to a number of commercial organisations (from blue-chip/Fortune 100 to SMEs), as well as to government departments, on both sides of the Atlantic. He serves on the Advisory Board of several ‘cyber’ companies, including two on the West Coast of the USA, one on the East Coast, and one in Florida!

He focuses on cyber and informatics, including being engaged as a Cyber Advisor to the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research (Global) as well as a formal ‘visiting scientist’. His portfolio also includes support to the US Navy Chief of Naval Operations’ Strategic Study Group addressing ‘The Convergence of Sea Power and Cyber Power’. He is a regular (including as a contributor, facilitator and master-class tutor) at Cyber events around the world, including BlackHat, DefCon, bSides, 44Con and 44Cafe which, in the last 12 months, have taken in Kuala Lumpur, Brno, Warsaw, Rome, Berlin, Prague, University of Southern Maine, San Diego, Baltimore, Oak Ridge Tennessee, Las Vegas and London.

He is a senior Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Chartered (and practicing!) Information Technology Professional, and has been appointed by the Queen as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Bruce has presented at:

  • 44CON 2013 (workshop): Cyber Defence or Defending the Business?