Mark Vella is an information security lecturer and researcher, and currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer at the University of Malta. After spending a number of years participating and leading the development of enterprise application and integration projects, he moved back to academia. Motivated by the complexities and limitations of access control mechanisms, he pursued a research doctorate in the area of computer systems security at the University of Strathclyde (UK). His initial research on developing intrusion detection techniques inspired by the workings of the human immune system, has today found home and immediate application within the context of using memory forensics for incident response. At university he lectures and advises undergraduate and postgraduate students on cryptography and security-related topics, as well as more generic computer systems ones. Research findings emerging from his efforts, along with those of his students, have been presented internationally at peer-reviewed conferences.