THE K4S GROUP

We are a group of academic, commercial and military individuals who gather to study, develop and teach better ways of understanding.  Thinking about thinking – how to improve the way we view the world and mitigate personal and group biases – is key. This site is our launch pad for distributing lessons, methods, techniques and training exercises to help ourselves and others get better at what we do.

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MARTIN HILL

LEAD ENGINEER

Delivers decision support software from rigorous mission critical military and space systems to fast turn-around demonstrators. Studying knowledge distribution at Cranfield University (Defence Academy UK). Training analysts in less bad ways of thinking.

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EVA SUMMERFIELD

CYBER SECURITY APPRENTICE

Alongside studing a Masters in Cryptography from Royal Holloway, Eva is also completing an apprenticeship in Cyber Intrusion Technology. Producing training videos and exercise material. Studying information systems security.

Surveying literature review techniques for the SBOK project, and developing better knowledge searching practices. 

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COLIN BEATTIE

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR

System Administrator and Ethical Hacker, comfortable among the bits and packets; balancing network routes under dynamic loads, assembling cyber ranges and intrusion detection, and training staff in cyber defense and attack. 

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Henry Pike

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

With a place at Birmingham to read a Masters in Physics, Henry is expanding his experience beforehand by contributing to Unusual System’s research programme. 

He is focussing on the Lancaster Space Gun and is currently a guinnea pig on our ‘Searching the Body of Knowledge’ methods and Cyber Security training programme.

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STEVEN NORFOLK

RESEARCH ANALYST

Recent Physics MSc graduate from Loughborough University. Steven is contributing his physics expertise and research skills to the Lancaster Space Gun project and taking part in our Cyber Security training programme.

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STEVE PHILLIPS

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Science teacher and illustrator, the creative director behind our IN.Security project. Studying better learning and teaching methods especially around creativity and imagination. 

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ANGELA DOOLEY

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Graphic Designer, Data Visualizer and Business Intelligence Analyst in the military logistics and asset management sectors. Designing game graphics and extending exercises.

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STEWART BOUGHTFLOWER

INDUSTRY CONSULTANT

Health & Safety Advisor in barg gas environments (AGIs, PRS etc), collaborating across domain and organisation boundaries to ensure regulatory compliance while retaining efficient work practices. Studying vertical and horizontal interactions in busy commercial engineering projects.