Stephen Best - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Stephen Best

B IT (Information Systems) Qld.UT

  • Team Leader, ICIF Cyber Security Operations
  • Associate Lecturer, Network Security and Forensics
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IC.G 68

Stephen Best is the Course Coordinator of SEC603 Introduction to Device and Network Security and SEC706 Network Forensics.

Stephen has extensive expertise in network security design and architecture, security operations and education. He has spent his career designing, delivering and supporting large scale network security platforms for organisations including CITEC, Education Queensland, Super Retail Group, Layer 127 and Cisco Systems. Holding a Bachelor in Information Systems and many industry certifications, Stephen has a passion for understanding, implementing, exploring and teaching others about all facets of cyber security with a strong focus relating to the disciplines found within tactical roles of the Cyber Security Industry.

In addition to teaching, Stephen also holds the role of the Cyber Security Operations Team Leader at USC's Institute for Cyber Investigations and Forensics.

Teaching areas

  • Device and Network Security
  • Network Forensics

Stephen Best's specialist areas of knowledge include network and device security, network forensics, network engineering, cyber security, cyber forensics, project management

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