Dr. William M. Fitzgerald (B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc, Ph.D.)
Senior Manager IT Cyber Security
Tyco GBS Ireland,
1 Albert Quay,
Co. Cork,

Ph.D. External Examiner

  • Hisain Elshaafi: Establishment and Maintenance of Trustworthy Composite Services Using Multidimensional Service Attributes, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, estimated for October 2013. Supervisors are Dr. Dmitri Botvich and Mr. Jimmy McGibney (same institute).


(Taught) Master of Science Supervision

Co-supervised the following students with Dr. Simon N. Foley

  • X. Li: “Botnet Analysis and Detection for the Smartphone”, 2012.

  • U. Neville: “A Firewall Configuration Management Tool For The Smartphone”,  2011.

  • L.J. O’Neill: “Semantic Web Techniques for Network Discovery”, 2009.

  • W. Cui: “Semantic Web Techniques for Intrusion Detection and Prevention”,  2009.


Developed and Lectured on

University College Cork

  • Hacker 101: Anatomy of an Attack, October 2011, March and September 2010.
  • Introduction to Firewall and Firewall Configuration, February 2012, February 2010, March 2011.
  • An Introduction to iptables, February 2012, February 2010, March 2011.
  • Firewall Configuration Management, February 2012, February 2010, March 2011.

National University of Maynooth

  • Hacker 101: Introduction to Security Auditing, April 2008.

Note: Lectures also involved labs and tutorials.