Before joining AnotherDay, Nick gained extensive experience as an interdisciplinary researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, obtaining both an MSc in Geopolitics and Security and PhD in Geopolitics and Cyber Security. In that time, Nick has developed a keen interest and specialism in a broad number of areas: Baltic security and geopolitics; digital governance, transformation and diplomacy; and a range of contemporary cyber security and policy challenges, from understanding cyber threats at a both a local and nation-state level, to tackling security awareness and culture within organisations and society at large.
Nick’s doctoral thesis explored the geopolitical, diplomatic and legal implications of extraterritorial data storage, focussing specifically on the Estonian Data Embassy initiative and its attempts to ‘backup’ the state. During his PhD studies, Nick worked as a Policy Advisor in the Cabinet Office, working across government on a number of digital transformation and cyber-related projects, whilst also spending 3 months as a visiting PhD researcher at Tallinn University of Technology (now TalTech) in Estonia.
More recently, Nick has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway, working alongside Professor Lizzie Coles-Kemp on the ‘ESSfES: Everyday Safety-Security for Everyday Services’ project and RISCS-sponsored fellowship on Digital Responsibility. Working closely with policymakers, security practitioners, technology providers/designers and local community groups, these projects tackled a variety of everyday digital security issues, from accessibility and inclusion in digital technology design, to working with the security practitioner community to improve the design and implementation of security controls at an organisational level.
At AnotherDay, Nick now sits within the Crisis & Security Strategy team, and is excited to start working with our ever-expanding network of clients, helping them to protect organisations from both physical and cyber threats in their daily operations.