Dr Charles Clarke


I am the Undergraduate Course Leader for the Cyber Security and Digital Forensics degree course; and the principle Cyber Security subject champion within the School of Computer Science and Mathematics. As part of a dedicated cyber security team at Kingston University, I am also a core teaching academic on the provisionally NCSC accredited Network and Information Security MSc degree course. I am a very keen advocate of creative and innovative teaching and learning practices.

Prior to academia, I worked in the IT industry for over 20 years at all levels, including senior management roles. Subsequently, I proactively advocate industry working partnerships that enhance our cyber teaching and learning programmes, as well as directly informing student career destinations and ambitions.

My general areas of research interest include Security Operations Centre functions (threat intelligence, network monitoring, incident response, digital forensics), secure messaging techniques, Steganography and Blockchain.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Cyber Security


  • PhD
  • BSc Cyber Security and Computer Forensics with Strategic Innovation

Teaching and learning


Research student supervision


Number of items: 5.

Book Section

Pfluegel, Eckhard, Clarke, Charles, Randulff, Joakim, Tsaptsinos, Dimitris and Orwell, James (2017) A secure channel using social messaging for distributed low-entropy steganography. In: Khajuria, Samant , Sorensen, Lene and Skouby, Knud Erik, (eds.) Cybersecurity and privacy : bridging the gap. River Publishers. (Series in Communications) ISBN 9788793519664

Conference or Workshop Item

Omego, Obinna, Pfluegel, Eckhard, Tunnicliffe, Martin and Clarke, Charles (2018) Ensuring message freshness in a multi-channel SMS steganographic banking protocol. In: 2018 International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services (Cyber Security) : Cyber Situational Awareness as a Tool for Analysis and Insight; 11-12 Jun 2018, Glasgow, U.K..

Pfluegel, Eckhard, Randulff, Joakim G., Clarke, Charles A., Tsaptsinos, Dimitris and Orwell, James (2016) Building secure ICT through virtual private social networks: A multi-channel mobile instant messaging approach. In: 9th CMI Conference on Smart Living, Cyber Security and Privacy; 24 - 25 Nov 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clarke, Charles, Pfluegel, Eckhard and Tsaptsinos, Dimitris (2015) Multi-channel overlay protocols : implementing ad-hoc message authentication in social media platforms. In: 2015 International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment (CyberSA 2015); 08 - 09 Jun 2015, London, U.K..


Clarke, Charles A. (2016) Dual carrier steganographic messaging protocols for mobile messaging applications. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, .

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