My name is David Modic, PhD. I am an assistant professor, Director of Studies, PI and the head of the security policy group at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty for Computer and Information Sciences.
I am an EU registered expert and reviewer (EX2021D500020), specialising in Information Security, Cyber Warfare, psychology of security and ethics of intelligent systems.
I hold a national and EU security clearance up to SECRET.
I am affiliated with Cambridge University's Computer Lab, a Senior Non-Residental Member of King's College, Cambridge, a visiting scholar at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology, and the former CamCERT Social Engineering Special Advisor.
The links above will lead you to my various academic pursuits.
If you wish to contact me for non University of Ljubljana business, send me an email: david[at]modic.org (replace the [at] with @). For academic business, contact me at david.modic[at]fri.uni-lj.si
I consult various governments on cybercrime and security (Brazil, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovenia, UK), the military, and businesses (WebSense, CallCredit, Octopus group ...).
|Visit: Cambridge red queen systems web page (a security consulting company I run)|
NEWS (older news are here):
28th November 2023 Updated to Drupal 10.
14th November 2023 I am at Google Zurich attending an invite only event on scams and the Elderly. Gave a presentation. It is going to appear here.
1st October 2023 Started teaching an INFOSEC module - Security of Organisations. All the teaching is in English. Here is a description. Currently, I have 28 students attending.
25th April 2023 I am now the Director of Studies for the higher education programme of Computer and Information Science, at the Faculty for Computer and Information Sciences, University of Ljubljana. 15th April 2023 Guest speaker at DragonSec DCTF2023 with a talk titled: "How to effectively hack the military". 31st January 2023 I am a PI (at FRI) for a CAPTECH Cat/B European Defense Agency project, researching security of unmanned military vehicles. 10th January 2023 I have been hired by the European Commission to evaluate another batch of EDF projects applications. Must be doing something right. 15th December 2022 I have been hired by the European Commission to evaluate defense projects applications. 15th September 2022 I have been made the PI and Coordinator for the complete overhaul of the CS Faculty's post-secondary education programme. This will result (among other things) in a comprehensive INFOSEC course and in establishing a study SOC. 15th September 2022 I am giving a keynote talk about Human Attack Vectors @Balkan SAYS (Security Architecture Youth Seminar) organised by the Euro-Atlantic Council of Slovenia. 7th September 2022 Running an advanced INFOSEC workshop with a colleague, Miha Grohar for the Slovene Telecom technical staff. 10th May 2022. A book is coming out: Hanoch, Y., & Wood, S. (Eds.). (2022). A Fresh Look at Fraud: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives (1st ed.). London, UK: Routledge. I have written Chapter 8, about auction fraud. Check it out. 10th April 2022. I am giving a talk about social engineering at the DragonSec capture the flag event at the Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Ljubljana. December 2021. Got vetted for a EU and national security clearance level of up to SECRET. 16th September 2021. Running an advanced INFOSEC workshop for Slovene Telecom. Slides and presentation are proprietary (for participants only). September 2021. Promoted to Assistant Professor at the University of Ljubljana. 10th August 2021. Participated with Gorazd Božič (head of SiCERT) and dr. Uroš Svete (deputy head of the Government Information Security Office) in a SLO Radio 1 panel show Studio ob 17.00, titled Cybersecurity 2021. Online copy is here. Local copy is here [SLO, MP3, 49Mb]. 21st July 2021. An interview with Andrej Rupnik (former head of SOVA) and me at the N1 TV Station on the topic of PEGASUS and INFOSEC. Local copy of the video is here [SLO, MP4, 288Mb]. 17th May 2021. I gave an inauguration lecture at University of Ljubljana, on Internet fraud and social pedagogues. The lecture is a part of the confirmation process into assistant professorship at the University of Ljubljana. The presentation is here [SLO, PPTX, 5Mb]. 26th January 2021. Slovene Academy for arts and sciences is organising a panel on Cyber Security [Kibernetska varnost in varovanje zasebnosti]. I'll be giving a short talk titled: Is INFOSEC only for real manly men? [Je Informacijska varnost samo za “prave dedce”?]. The whole event was on YouTube (currently marked as private). Local video of my part (in Slovene) is here [380Mb, MP4] 14th December 2020. Moved to a new CMS version. Welcome to the new site. 11th November 2020. Runing a Cybersafety in times of COVID workshop at the uni.minds festival. Here is the agenda. The link to the livestream on YouTube. A local copy [MP4, 480Mb, ENG]. 1st October 2020. Giving a talk at the Privacy days Conference in Ljubljana on Cambridge Analytica and the resulting fallout. 17th September 2020. Running an advanced INFOSEC workshop with a colleague, Miha Grohar for the Slovene Telecom technical staff. 15th July 2020. FRI signs a long-term research and INFOSEC consulting contract with Sava Insurance group. I am the PI for that project. 15th June 2020. Appointed head of security policy group at FRI. 17th June 2020. Free Webinar titled INFOSEC and COVID-19. Part of Slovene Psychological Society Monthly Seminar Series. I was one of three speakers. My presentation is here [Local copy, 62Mb, MP4, SLO]. 28th May 2020. Free Webinar titled Fraud in the time of COVID-19. Part of FRI Academy COVID-19 lecture series. Here is an online version of the webinar in full [SLO]. Local copy is here [110Mb, MP4, SLO].
Last update on: 28th November, 2023