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Richard Henson

Senior Lecturer in Computing

Worcester Business School

Contact Details


tel: 01905 85 5397

Richard has over 20 years’ experience of teaching and researching computer networks, and as a networking engineer and manager. More recently, research interests have been directed at knowledge transfer and in particular the specific information management needs of SMEs, particularly with relation to information security. As work placement tutor, Richard is actively involved in the encouragement and management of work-related high level learning in IT-related fields. He was also a founder of IASME. Richard also advises West Mercia and Warwickshire Police on Cyber Crime matters


ISO27001 Lead Auditor
MSc Computing Science
PG Diploma Educational Practice
PG Certificate of Education
BSc (Hons) ARCS

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Information Security E-commerce Technologies Network Management

Research & Knowledge Transfer
Information Assurance, Information Security, ISO27001 standard, Information Management and SMEs cyber liability, cyber essentials and IASME
Studying towards a PhD relating to Information Risk Management and SMEs

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Fellow of British Computer Society

Chartered Engineer (Engineering Council)

Chartered IT Professional (British Computer Society)



Henson, Richard and Sutcliffe, Duncan (2013) “A Model for Proactively Insuring SMEs in the Supply Chain Against Cyber Risk”. Atiner Conference Paper Series No: SME2013-0547. ISSN 2241-2891


Kuzma, Joanne and Wright, Warren and Henson, Richard (2011) “Implementation of Online Submission and Marking in Worcester Business School”. Project Report. University of Worcester, Worcester Journal of Learning & Teaching

Henson R C, Dresner D, Booth D., 2011 (forthcoming), “”, Atiner 8th SMEs Conference, August 1-4th 2011, Athens, Greece, EU.

Henson R C, and Kuzma J, 2010, “End User Computing and Information Security: a retrospective look at the de-centralisation of data processing and emerging organisational information risk”, UKAIS 2010, Oriel College, Oxford.

Kuzma J, Henson R C, and Price C B, 2010, "Flash Vulnerabilities Analysis of U.S. Educational Web Sites ", International Journal of ElectronicSecurity and Digital Forensics.

Henson R.C. & Hallas, B, (2009), “SMEs, Information Security, and the Recession”, Atiner 6th SMEs Conference, August 10-13th 2009, Athens, Greece, EU.

Henson R.C., (2007), “Teaching Security the Worcester Way”, Proceedings of the 2007 UKAIS Conference on Information Security, June 2007, University of Wolverhampton, UK.

Henson R.C., (2008), “How we attracted more students”, Proceedings of the 2008 HEA ICS Conference on recruitment, May 2008, University of Glamorgan, UK.

Henson, R.C. & Husein, T. (2000), Network Migration Issues, Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Building Networks, London, 6th April 2000 Husein, T.

Henson R.C. & Rahanu, H. (2000), Lessons learnt and envisaged consideration provided for migration issues, Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Information Systems, Analysis and Synthesis 2000 (IEEE Latin American Chapter), Orlando, USA, July 22-26th

Henson R.C. (2000), Barriers to the use of Electronic Commerce by UK SMEs, Proceedings of E.volution of Management Development Conference, University College Worcester, June 22nd 2000.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

External Examiner (two universities)


Link Tutor Foundation Degree in Cyber Security