7 Elements CEO appointed by Glasgow Caledonian University

7 Elements CEO appointed by Glasgow Caledonian University

David Stubley, CEO at 7 Elements, a key player in the Scottish information security industry, has been appointed as an external examiner at Glasgow Caledonian University for the Digital Security, Forensics and Ethical Hacking course.

This new role brings practical, on the job insight to Glasgow Caledonian University ensuring students are learning relevant theory and that the University is producing sought after graduates.

Dr Michelle Govan, Senior Lecturer in Digital Forensics and Security, said; “Glasgow Caledonian University’s unique MEng/BEng in Digital Security, Forensics and Ethical Hacking programme has strong foundational links with industry, designed to inspire, embed real world understanding and provide an overall enhanced student experience. To ensure that the programme reflects current developments, and students develop the skill set industry requires, we are delighted that David, with his extensive experience and expertise in this area, has taken up the role of External Examiner and will be an integral component in the University’s quality monitoring and assurance procedures for our programme.”

The curriculum which combines the study of core technological concepts, theories and principles with specialised knowledge and understanding in the area of digital forensics, security and ethical hacking, has been developed to provide students with both theoretical and practical learning to produce graduates that will make a significant contribution to industry and society as professional practitioners.

David Stubley, CEO at 7 Elements, said; “I’m very pleased to have been appointed by Glasgow Caledonian University, good graduates are essential to the industry so it’s great to be able to influence the quality of students graduating with such a prestigious degree. Graduates are an important part of the 7 Elements model with the business appointing two graduates this summer on a 12 month graduate programme.”

The 7 Elements graduate programme has been developed and run internally by the 7 Elements team. The programme includes shadowing and training opportunities which are assessed throughout the 12 months with a six month and an end of year industry recognised practical certification, the ideal follow on for graduates.