Ben won an Individual Award for Cyber Law Enforcement within the Policing and Law Enforcement category in his role as a special constable for Hampshire Constabulary, where he volunteers within their Cybercrime Unit. In that role, Ben has developed solutions to analyse security monitoring data from cybercrime victims; built local and regional cyber-threat intelligence; and assisted in the automation of other intelligence tasks. Ben also assists in the investigation of active cybercrime cases, including network penetrations and denial of service attacks, within the Hampshire area.
Ben has been a volunteer at TNMOC since its founding and has become involved in many areas, especially the history of air traffic control technology. He helped restore the IRIS that helped keep the skies of southern Britain free from air traffic accidents for decades, and was key in the development of the very popular NATS Air Traffic Control Galleryat the Museum.
TNMOC chairman Andrew Herbert said, "The volunteering community at the museum is thrilled by Ben's award. We have an astonishing volunteer team with a wide range of talents. Some are engineers, some are natural communicators and many provide those core backroom and front desk services that help keep the museum running and engage the public in appreciating the astonishing 75 years of computing history."
Having just extended its opening days to six days each week (Tuesday to Sunday) and its hours for the whole museum from 10.30 am to 5 pm, the Museum is seeking more volunteers, especially those who would like to act as room stewards.