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Faculty Profiles

Nicholas Johnston

Nicholas Johnston

Professor, School of Applied Computing

Nicholas has been a professor with the school of Applied Computing in Sheridan’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology since he completed his master’s degree in information assurance from Davenport University in 2011. A bachelor’s degree in applied information sciences and a diploma in computer programming – both from Sheridan College – form the remaining foundation on which Nick has built his academic and professional careers.

As a digital crime and computer forensic investigator, Nick consulted with and provided services for multinational corporations in the financial, manufacturing and government sectors, among others. Nick has also worked as a web applications developer and IT technician for a number of firms in the Toronto area.

In his present role as a professor in Sheridan’s applied computing diploma and degree programs, Nick focuses on courses related to information security, software development and web design. Nick’s independent research on cutting-edge digital forensic analysis techniques and secure software development practices allows him to contribute to curriculum and course development projects for a number of Sheridan’s programs.

Nick’s most recent accomplishment has allowed him to combine his passion for information security and his love of teaching by creating, organizing and running Sheridan’s  “capture the flag” information security contest, which has attracted the interest and sponsorship of industry leaders in Canada’s professional information security sector.