Dr Ali Dehghantanha

Lecturer in Cyber Security and Forensics

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I have served for several years in variety of industrial and academic positions with leading players in cyber-security and e-Commerce. I have long history of working in different areas of computer security as security researcher, malware analyzer, penetration tester, security consultant, professional trainer, and university lecturer.

I hold a PhD in Security in Computing and a number of professional qualifications namely CISM, CCFP, CISSP, LPT, CEH, CHFI.

As a security researcher, I am actively researching on latest trends in cyber security, digital forensics, cyber warfare, malware analysing and exploit development.

For further information please refer to: www.alid.info


I am delivering different undergraduate and postgraduate modules on cyber security, cyber forensics and malware analysing.

Moreover, I am regularly delivering different professional training programs in the field as well.

Please refer to http://www.alid.info/training/ for my updated teaching profile.

Research Interests

I am interested in technical research in cyber forensics (i.e. malware analyzing, big-data investigation, SDN forensics,  IoT investigation) cyber crime (i.e. criminology and policy research), anti (online) money laundering and counter terrorism financing, and privacy! I have projects for almost all backgrounds/interests but obviously having experience in security or forensics would be a huge advantage, however, you would learn needed security and forensics skills upon joining us!

I am always looking for active degree, master and PhD students and post-doc candidates interested to work in practical aspects of cyber-security and digital forensics! If you are having some interests in cyber-security and digital forensics, I would love to hear from you!

For further details and updated list of available positions please refer to http://www.alid.info/academic-research/

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD in "Security in Computing"

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP)

Information Security Management System Auditor/Lead Auditor (ISO/IEC 27001:2005) ISMS.

Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT)

Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)

Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C|HFI)

Certified Secure Programer.Net (E|CSP.Net)


For latest list of publications please refer to my Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=r6Lj9FcAAAAJ&hl=en