Rob Black

Rob Black

Deputy Director National Cyber Deception Laboratory

Rob Black is the Deputy Director of the National Cyber Deception Laboratory and a Lecturer in Information Activities at Cranfield University, based within the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. Rob has worked in the field of Influence and Information Operations since 2003. As a Lecturer in Information Activities at Cranfield University, based at the UK Defence Academy, he leads a series of modules on the UK MoD’s MSc in Cyber Operations, as well as supporting the UK Defence Cyber School in educating senior MoD Leaders of Warfare in the Information Age. His research interests are focused on looking at the nexus of Cyber, intelligence and warfighting, exploring concepts such as the legality of cyber operations today and the role of Influence and Deception in the Information Age, in support of the National Cyber Deception Laboratory. Prior to joining Cranfield, Rob worked for DSTL exploring, building and developing Cyber Influence Capabilities and was involved in operational planning and delivery in support of the UK government’s and her international partners cyber operations. Rob also works for Artifice, a specialised adversarial behaviour change company, providing training and consultancy support to  defence and security organisations on the application of deceptive thinking and influence.