Phil Legg is a Full Professor in Cyber Security at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), UK. He is Co-Director of the UWEcyber Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (ACE-CSE), as recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). He is also Programme Leader for the NCSC-certified MSc Cyber Security.
He holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Higher Education (Distinction), and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He is a professional member of the IEEE and the BCS. He holds CompTIA certifications PenTest+, Security+, and CNVP, Microsoft Azure, Security, Data, and AI certifications (AZ-900, SC-900, DP-900, AI-900), and is a certified instructor for Palo Alto Networks. He is recognised as a Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (MCIIS). He completed his BSc Computer Science and his PhD Computer Science both at Cardiff University. He has also held post-doctoral research and teaching roles at Swansea University (2010-2013) and the University of Oxford (2013-2015), working with a variety of stakeholders across both industry and government. He joined UWE Bristol in 2015 as a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, and was appointed as Associate Professor in Cyber Security in October 2018, and most recently, Full Professor in January 2022.