Who Am I?

I am a Lecturer in Ethical Hacking at the Division of Cybersecurity within Abertay University's School of Design and Informatics.


Currently interested and conducting research in the following areas.

Internet-wide Scanning

The discovery of an abundance of vulnerable heterogenous devices has increased since the resources required to scanning the Internet became more modest, along with the rise of tools like Shodan and Censys. What impact does discovery have?

Bug Bounties

An excellent procedure for sizable organisations with a mature security posture or cybersecurity's gig economy exploiting high skilled workers?

Cybersecurity Pedagogy

In a perpetually innovating, evolving and maturing discipline, the foundational education is paramount.


Jamie O'Hare
Abertay Ethical Hacking Society
Hacking Induction with 'Hack Packs'
Jamie O'Hare
European First Year Experience (EFYE) Conference 2023
Jamie O'Hare, Lynsay Shepherd
24th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII), 2022
Jamie O'Hare
BSides London 2019
Jamie O'Hare, Rich Macfarlane, Owen Lo
IEEE 12th International Conference on Global Security, Safety and Sustainability (ICGS3), 2019
Randomised Containers for the Individualisation of Cybersecurity Education
Jamie O'Hare, Rich Macfarlane, Bill Buchanan
Postgraduate Dissertation, 2019
Scout: A Contactless 'Active' Reconnaissance Known Vulnerability Assessment Tool
Jamie O'Hare, Rich Macfarlane, Bill Buchanan
Undergraduate Dissertation, 2018