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25/05/2020: Cyber Intelligence with Sir David Omand

For our first online event, the SCA was honoured to introduce Professor Omand for his class “Secret Intelligence in the Digital Age”. Sir David Omand is a visiting professor in War Studies from King’s College London. As a former British senior civil servant, he worked in several high-responsibility positions:

  • Director of the UK Government Communications Headquarters – the intelligence and security organisation responsible for providing Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and information assurance to the government and armed forces;
  • UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator Cabinet Office;
  • Permanent Secretary of the Home Office
  • Ministry of Defense Deputy under Secretary of State for Policy
  • His books “Securing the State”, was published in 2010 and “Principled Spying: the Ethics of Secret Intelligence” with Professor Mark Phythian in 2018.