About Us

This is a global effort led by New Zealand, and we are currently expanding our team.


Ryan Ko

ko-ryanDr Ryan Ko is a Senior Lecturer with the Computer Science department of the University of Waikato, New Zealand. His main research focus is in the areas of Cyber Security, Cloud Data Provenance, Applied Cryptography and Cloud Computing Security and Trust. He heads the Cyber Security Researchers of Waikato (CROW), and serves as the Science Leader of the NZD12.23 million MBIE funded STRATUS project.

Prior to joining the faculty, he was a lead computer scientist with Hewlett-Packard (HP) Labs’ Cloud and Security Lab. Recipient of the University of Waikato Early Career Academic Excellence Award and the Cloud Security Alliance Ron Knode Service Award, he is active as co-chair and board member of several cyber security industry consortia and chapters, including the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 committee. He holds a B.Eng (Hons.) (Computer Engineering) and Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is a member of IEEE and ACM.


Craig Scoon

IMG_20160226_110153I am currently a student at the University of Waikato, New Zealand where I am heading towards a Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honors majoring in Computer Science specialising in Networking with a second major in Law. This year I am undertaking a Masters in Cyber Security. The focus of this research is on data privacy laws.
I am also an Assistant Research Analyst for the Cloud Security Alliance for the APAC region.