David is currently Director of the Centre for Cyber and Security Sciences at City University London. In his early career, he was employed as an engineer in signals intelligence in the Royal Air Force followed by a period of intensive research into surveillance systems at the Royal Signal and Radar Establishment, Malvern. He spent three years developing highly secure communications for surveillance satellites for Hughes Aircraft Corporation in the United States of America. Later, he became a senior partner with PA Consulting Group where he undertook surveillance and intelligence systems research for Ministry of Defence (Navy) and was responsible for consultancy in secure communications and surveillance systems for world-wide clients.
Since 2003, David has been researching internet security at City University focused on cyber terrorism and organized cyber crime for both the UK government and commercial companies. However, he still maintains an active interest in radar surveillance research. Professor Stupples is a member of the Defence Scientific Advisory Council (DSAC), the Defence Procurement Agency’s Independent Advisory Board on Systems Integration, and he consults world-wide in cyber intelligence. David is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.