Dr. Mamoun Alazab

Lecturer in Cyber Security, Macquarie University

Dr. Mamoun Alazab is a Cyber Security researcher and practitioner with industry and academic experience. He holds a PhD in IT Cyber Security in 2012. Dr. Alazab’s research is multidisciplinary and includes both technological and criminological perspectives of computer crime, with a focus on crime detection and prevention. Dr Alazab works as a Lecturer in Cyber Security at Macquarie University. He is lead investigator at the Australian National University (ANU) Cybercrime Observatory since 2012, he is Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the ANU. He has published more than 50 research peer-reviewed papers, and is widely cited. Dr Alazab worked as an Assistant Professor at the American University of the Middle East, and was also awarded Japan’s most prestigious academic award a fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science through the Australian Academy of Science in 2015. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Cybersecurity Academic Ambassador, and has worked closely with government and industry on many projects, including IBM, UNODC, Trend Mirco, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, Westpac, and the Attorney General’s Department.

He has also conducted extensive research grants as part of an ARC Discovery grant project and Criminology Research Grants (CRG) project since 2012- the monitoring of serious crime in cyberspace across Australia. Dr. Alazab’s research is multidisciplinary and includes both technological and criminological perspectives of computer crime, with a focus on crime detection and prevention. His work have been widely published by press outlets such as: Wall Street Journal, ABC News, SBS, BBC, Security News, Science Daily, and Yahoo! News. Dr Alazab is also an associate editor on multiple editorial boards for high impact journals including Security and Communication Networks, Wiley.