About Us

The Cyber Security Clinic was founded by GCU Head of Department of Cyber Security and Networks, Jackie Riley, and Ethical hacking society president Maria Khokhar in April 2019 with the support of Student Engagement and Communcations Assistant Rachel McAlonan. It is currently led by GCU lecturer, Kenneth Ovens and third year students Cameron Struthers, Aidan Flood and Jack Purcell.

This initiative allows students to improve their soft and technical skills and gain work experience alongside their degree. The clinic aims to increase awareness about cyber security by offering free cyber security advice to members of the public.

We specialise in gaming, encryption, password management, spam emails and home network security, however, we can provide you with guidance in other areas of¬†cyber security. You’ll learn how to:

  • Protect your information online
  • Protect your family from online threats
  • Embrace the digital age without worrying about the consequences

Advice given by volunteers has been pre-approved by GCU lecturers, please see our disclaimer for more details.

We offer an online service as well as one-to-one advice at our pop up clinics in and around Glasgow City Centre throughout the year.

If you would like to take advantage of the cyber security clinic, or if you run a community group and would be interested in hosting the pop-up clinic for an event dedicated to your group or community, contact j.riley@gcu.ac.uk.