Scott Knight was appointed to the academic faculty at RMC in 2000 on retirement from 21 years of service in the Canadian Air Force. He completed undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering at RMC, and his PhD in Computer Science at Queen’s University. An Air Force pilot early in his career his later experience was focused on computer systems and network engineering. During this time, Dr. Knight worked with the National Defence Intelligence and Security communities on the development of secure computing networks to be used for handling classified and national security related information.
He later served as a military faculty member at RMC where he founded the Computer Security Laboratory, and he continues to lead this research group in his present appointment. Through this group, Dr. Knight provides leadership in the creation of new education programs to prepare newly formed Canadian Forces Cyber elements. His research investigations include covert network communications and the cyber-defence of military weapon systems platforms. He has a close working relationship with the Canadian Forces Information Operations Group and the Communications Security Establishment that focus on computer network defence and support to cyber operations.