Nicholas is Vice President at Duff & Phelps, responsible for overseeing the Information Security Services practice. Nicholas’ primary responsibilities include coordinating, executing and reporting on matters of cybersecurity and incident response for Duff and & Phelps’ clients. Nicholas and his team also provide technical consulting, assessment and leadership for organizations looking to grow and improve their internal information security practices.
Nicholas was formerly professor of computer science and information security with the Sheridan Institute of Applied Science and Technology and was responsible for designing and delivering courses in forensic technology, secure software development, malware analysis, penetration testing and information security auditing. Prior to joining the school as a full-time professor, Nicholas was employed by KPMG as a computer forensic investigator and as an independent contract software developer by Functional Imperative and Initech Computers.
Nicholas has a master’s degree in information assurance from the University of Davenport, a Bachelor’s degree in applied information science specializing in information systems security as well as a two-year diploma in computer programming from Sheridan College.
Nicholas has authored reports on cybersecurity breaches, incident response, forensic investigations and malware analysis.
Nicholas has over a decade of experience working in the information technology, security and education fields, and has been involved in a number of active litigations.