Leverett has studied psychology, philosophy, artificial intelligence, software engineering and computer security. At the Centre for Risk Studies, his research focuses upon technological disasters and the economic impacts of computer security failures or accidents. He has experience assisting organisations with improving their security postures through a variety of short and long-term methods. He is interested in computer security at scale, security economics, systems security, incident response, critical infrastructure protection, safety, firmware signing, exploit markets, vulnerability management, quality assurance, indicators of compromise, modelling, networks, risk, visualisations, and zero knowledge proofs. He is a frequent public speaker on these subjects. He is now on a research sabbatical from IOActive, where he is a penetration tester and researcher in its Industrial Control Systems Security practice. Leverett has earned a master of philosophy degree in advanced computer science from the University of Cambridge and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Edinburgh University.