Dr Obinna Omego


I received a Bachelor of Science degree in the Department of Computer Science at Madonna University, Rivers State, Nigeria, in 2010. I undertook a Master's degree in Networking and Data Communications at Kingston University, London, graduating in 2015. Subsequently, I gained employment as an assistant lecturer at Madonna University, Rivers State, Nigeria. As an Industrial training coordinator at Madonna University, I supervised Computer Science Industrial Training students at various placement areas. Having obtained a PhD in 2022, I am currently a Lecturer at the Department of Networks and Digital Media, Kingston University, part of the cyber security team and a member of the CYber and ENergy Security (CYENS) Research Group at the Faculty. Currently, my research interest focuses on network and cyber security, emphasising Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), mobile payment and game-theoretic applications.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Cyber Security


  • PhD In Computer Science (2016-2021)
  • MSc in Networking and Data Communication, Commendation (2014-2015)
  • BSc in Computer Science (2005-2010)

Teaching and learning

Teacher:   Cryptography and Network Security (CI6015)

Teacher:   Cyber Crime and Digital Forensics (CI4315)

Teacher:   Cryptography and Applications (CI7100)

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


My research interests include:

  • Security Protocols for Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) for peer-to-peer communication.
  • Game theory for risk assessment and adversarial thinking.


  • Obinna, O., Pfluegel, E., Clarke, C.A. and Tunnicliffe, M.J., 2017, December. A multi-channel steganographic protocol for secure SMS mobile banking. In 2017 12th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST) (pp. 248-253). IEEE.
  • Obinna, O., Pfluegel, E., Tunnicliffe, M.J. and Clarke, C.A., 2018, June. 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) (pp. 1-7). IEEE.
  • Tunnicliffe, M.J., Obinna, O. and Pflucgel, E., 2019, January. Hidden protocol strengthening with random sentences as cryptographic nonces. In 2019 IEEE 12th International Conference on Global Security, Safety and Sustainability (ICGS3) (pp. 1-9). IEEE.

Areas of specialism

  • Game theory
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • Steganographic protocols