Dr Alexander Akinbi

Lecturer in Computer Science (Cyber Security and Digital Forensics)

  • Newton Building 202
  • T: +44 (0)161 295 4202
  • E: o.a.akinbi@salford.ac.uk

Office Times

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I have several years of experience in teaching and learning development in a wide area of computer science subjects. Areas of speciality include Cloud Computing Security, Digital Forensics, Information Security and IT Management. I also have experience teaching mainstream management courses which include Project Management, Information Technology Management, Internet Security and Research Methods.

I hold a PhD in Security in Cloud Computing and a Master’s Degree in Information Security Management from Edge Hill University. I have worked as an Associate Tutor and Foundation Degree Lecturer in Information and Communications Technology.


I teach both undergraduate and postgraduate students Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, Programming, Databases, Information Security Management, Computer Systems Architecture, Systems Analysis and Design. I am actively involved in teaching and learning to make the classroom much engaging in enhance teaching and learning. I am involved in supervising final year projects and as an external examiner.

Research Interests

My research interests are in the field of Cloud Computing Security, Cyber Security, Information Security and Digital Forensics.  I actively participate in organisation of research workshops and seminars in the field of Computer Security.

I am interested in emerging trends of Cloud Computing Security which includes Cloud Computing Forensics and IoT Security.

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD in Cloud Computing Security

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

MSc in Information Security and I.T Management

BSc (Hons) Computer Science.


Akinbi, A. “Evaluation Security Implementation on PaaS Cloud Models with the using an Adaptive Security Framework” 2016. Future Generation Computer System Journal, Elsevier (Paper in Progress).


Akinbi, A. “An Adaptive Framework for Evaluating and Assessing Security Implementation in PaaS Cloud Models”. Edge Hill University PhD Thesis. September, 2015.


C. Balakrishna and A. Akinbi. “Impact of Gamification on Student Learning Experience”. Presentation at the Annual Learning and Teaching Conference. Edge Hill University. July 2015.

Akinbi. A., & Pereira. E. “Mapping Security Requirements to Identify Critical Security Areas of Focus on PaaS Cloud Models”. 15th   IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology. 2015.

Akinbi. A., Pereira. E. & Beaumont. C. “Identifying Security Methods and Controls for Secure PaaS Cloud Environments” 2013. 14th Annual PGnet Symposium. Liverpool John Moore’s University.

Akinbi. A., Pereira. E. & Beaumont. C. “Evaluating Security Mechanisms Implemented on Public PaaS Cloud Environments: Windows Azure Case study. 2013. 8th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secure Transactions, ICITST.