My name is David Modic, PhD. I am a visiting lecturer at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science. I am affiliated with Cambridge University's Computer Lab, a Senior Non-Residental Member of King's College, Cambridge, a visiting scholar at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology, and the former CamCERT Social Engineering Special Advisor.

The links above will lead you to my various academic pursuits.

If you wish to contact me, send me an email:  david[at]modic.org.uk (replace the [at] with @).

Until September 2017, I was Honorary University Fellow at the University of Exeter.  Link to my Exeter e-profile page.

I consult various governments on cybercrime and security (Brazil, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovenia, UK), the military, and businesses (WebSense, CallCredit, Octopus group ...).

In collaboration with Kieren Lovell, I run hackathons and cyber war-games for the public and private sector.



Visit:  Cambridge red queen systems web page (a security consulting company I run)


NEWS (older news are here):

19th September 2019. Giving a talk about Internet persuasion at the 8th International Congress of Slovene Psychologists. The slides will appear here after the talk [in Slovene].

22nd May 2019. Giving a talk about penetration testing at the Microsoft NTK Conference in Bernardin, Slovenia. 

17th March 2019. Two hours long interview on slovene national radio 1 at midnightSlovene Radio podcast link. Local link here [mp3 in Slovene language].

26th February 2019. Appeared on the show KODA (National Television), discussing Internet fraud in general. The show is in Slovene language. Online link is here (I appear around 7th minute). Here is a local copy [460MB / mp4]

20th February 2019. Giving a talk about lonely hearts swindles at an event organized by SI-CERT. The slides are here [pptx].

21st December 2018. Giving a talk about my research the 3rd symposium of Slovene researchers educated abroad, an VTIS event at the Slovene Ministry of Education. Slides in Slovene are here [pptx].

1st October 2018. Started as a lecturer and researcher at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science.

9th July 2018 - 27th July. Taught CyberSecurity at Pembroke and King's Summer School.

30th June 2018. Left employ of Cambridge University after five years and a bit. 

11th June 2018. I am giving a keynote talk about ethics of hacking at the C3S Summer school in Estonia and then spend the week mentoring hacking teams participating in the Exercise Neptune. The slides are here. Short promo video (with my voice over) is here.

7th June 2018. I am giving a keynote talk at CallCredit FraudSummit 2018 (Click for a kooky video of me plugging the event) in London. The talk, titled Human Aspects of Security will be taped. The slides are here [220Mb].

23rd May 2018. We (Jussi, Marianna, Michael and me) had an article on the Dark Triad and insurance fraud published in Cogent Psychology. It is open acess, download it here.

22nd May 2018. Talking about data breaches in Cambridge network at the NTK 2018 conference in Bernardin, Slovenia. Presentation is here [In Slovene].

06th April 2018. Giving an overview at FRI, Ljubljana, of a CyberSecurity Workshop run in Talinn in June (Collaboration between NATO, TTU and Cambridge). Blurb is here [in Slovene]. 

17th March 2018. Slovene newspaper Delo has published an interview with me. I still need to digitize it, but a subscription only version is here [IN SLOVENE LANGUAGE]. 

15th March 2018. StP-II paper finally published in PlosONE, after more than a year in review (Total review time in various journals was just over three years). Read it here (for free) .

23rd January 2018. Co-running a cybersecurity workshop in Vilnius (Lithuania) on behalf of the UK Government. Blurb is here.







Last update on: 19th September, 2019