After leaving a career as a mechanical and electrical engineer in 1998, Mark started out with a fresh career as an IT trainer. Spending the first few years as an applications trainer, Mark excelled in delivering Microsoft Office and Adobe products. In line with his background as an engineer, Mark soon shifted focus to more technical deliveries, including hardware and networking topics, a field he has remained in ever since.
As a natural progression of his career, Mark started to explore the security aspect of his existing competencies and since 2005 has specialised in the cyber security domain. Mark has been the author of a number of QA cyber security courses and was the design authority and author of the 2017 NCSC Cyber First Academy. Mark is a C|EH, a Certified EC-Council Instructor, and a CISSP.
What is a DDos attack? And how can I protect my devices against botnets?
Mark Amory, QA Cyber Security Training Delivery Manager, explains exactly what a DDoS attack is, how botnets can use compromi…10 March 2021
Massive cyber attack on US government and companies underway
Mark Amory, Cyber Security Technical Learning Consultant at QA, reports on a major cyber incident unfolding this weekend agai…14 December 2020
Pi-Hole: The DIY ad-blocker & malware defender all in one box
Mark Amory explains the Pi-Hole DNS proxy that provides a nearly ad-free web surfing experience.09 December 2020
What is ethical hacking?
Mark Amory explains what ethical hacking is and why it's important that every company uses pentesting to safeguard their IT s…06 October 2020
Mac attack! Apple malware on the rise
QA Cyber Training Delivery Manager, Mark Amory, explains that while Mac users used to be relatively safe from viruses and mal…19 February 2020
How random is random?
How random something is relies on more than just thinking of a number, it relies on a multitude of tiny, imperceptible variab…15 November 2017
Sometimes an attack might be right in front of your eyes!
QA Cyber Training Delivery Manager, Mark Amory, discusses a new exploit in X.509 certificates that allows malicious code to b…14 March 2018
QA Cyber Training Delivery Manager, Mark Amory, discusses how GDPR regulations can make data breaches a valuable weapon to da…19 September 2018
Who you gonna call?
QA Cyber Training Delivery Manager, Mark Amory, looks at the behind-the-scenes organisations working tirelessly to help stop…20 November 2018
Denial of Service attack for iOS devices
QA Cyber Training Delivery Manager, Mark Amory, looks at a new raft of Denial of Service attacks that use little more than a…27 November 2018