Richard Henson

Senior Lecturer in Computing

Department of Computing

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

Teaching 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

Fellow of British Computer Society

Chartered Engineer (Engineering Council)

Chartered IT Professional (British Computer Society)


Henson, Richard and Sutcliffe, D. (2017) An Insurance-based Approach to Improving SME Cyber Security. In: Special Topics in Economics & Management: An Introduction. ATINER, Athens, pp. 171-186. ISBN 978-960-598-103-7

Henson R & Garfield, J (2016) SMEs attitudes to Information Assurance and consequences for the Digital Single Market, ATINER Conference Paper SME2016-2278

Henson, R & Garfield, J (2015) What Attitude Changes Are Needed to Cause SMEs to Take a Strategic Approach to Information Security?, Athens Journal of Business and Economics, vol. 2, issue 3, July 2016, pp. 303-318

Henson, R & Garfield, J (2015) What business environment changes are needed to cause SME's to take a strategic approach to information security? ATINER Conference Paper Series No: SME2015-1749. ISSN 2241-2891

Henson R.C, & Sutcliffe D., (2013), An Insurance-based approach to Cyber Risk, ATINER Conference Paper

Kuzma J, Wright W, & Henson R C, (2011), Online submission for Worcester Business School

Henson R C, Booth D & Dresner D, (2011), IASME: Information Security Management evolution for SMEs

Henson R C & Kuzma J, (2010), End User Computing and Information Security: a retrospective look at the de-centralisation of data processing and emerging organisational information risk

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

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

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), July 22-26th 2000, Orlando, USA

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

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

External Examiner (two universities)


Link Tutor Foundation Degree in Cyber Security