Mr David McLuskie

Teaching Fellow

School School of Design and Informatics

Department Division of Cyber Security

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8618


Before joining Abertay as a lecturer I worked as a software engineer, performing systems and software testing, programming and providing systems support - which also involved travelling abroad to diagnose and resolve clients’ software issues. 

I was also involved in developing software for devices such as touchscreens and printers. 

I hold a BSc in Computer Science, an MSc in Advanced Networking and an MSc in Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security. 

I’ve been lecturing in cyber security and networking since 2009.  Before joining the teaching staff at Abertay, I lectured at Napier University. 

My research interests include network security, Big Data, digital forensics and virtualisation security.

CMP406 - Enterprise Systems Engineering (Co-Delivered)

CMP314 - Networking Networking 2

ELE005 - Defence Against the Dark Arts (Co-Delivered)

CMP411 - Penetration Testing 1 (Co-Delivered)

CMP503 - Penetration Testing (Co-Delivered)


X.509 certificate error testing

McLuskie, D. & Bellekens, X. (2018) X.509 certificate error testing. In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security. . . Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
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A methodology for testing virtualisation security

Donaldson, S., Coull, N. J. & McLuskie, D. (2017) A methodology for testing virtualisation security. In: Proceedings of the International Conference On Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment (CyberSA). . . IEEE .
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Creation and evaluation of an educational framework for use in network teaching

McLuskie, D. (2008) Creation and evaluation of an educational framework for use in network teaching. . . .
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