Danny Dresner


Danny Dresner is the first Professor of Cyber Security at the University of Manchester which he joined after 22 years with The National Computing Centre. His academic work revolves around teaching, and people-technology symbiosis. He is a visiting lecturer at Cranfield University, delivering modules on risk and cyber defence to cohorts from India and the Western Balkans at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Chevening Programme. Daniel takes a diverse community-based approach to cyber security, and runs exercises to help people learn how to cope with cyber attacks.

Danny is also a founder and a director of The IASME Consortium championing cyber security for small businesses, is the National Cyber Security Centre’s partner for the Cyber Essentials Scheme, and runs a cyber security programme for neurodiverse, employing them in a community security operations centre.

He was voted 2nd to top cyber security influencer  in the UK 2017 and 11th worldwide in 2019.