Malware and Forensic Researcher @ Federation University Australia
Master Degree, Computer Science @
Al Balqa Applied University
Dr Mamoun Alazab is a Research Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU) and the Co-founder of the ANU Cybercrime Observatory. He is a computer security researcher & practitioner with industry, academic, teaching and research experience. He completed his PhD degree in IT Security from the University of Ballarat (now Federation University of Australia). He is an
Dr Mamoun Alazab is a Research Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU) and the Co-founder of the ANU Cybercrime Observatory. He is a computer security researcher & practitioner with industry, academic, teaching and research experience. He completed his PhD degree in IT Security from the University of Ballarat (now Federation University of Australia). He is an active contributor to the academic as well as broader international community working on Information Security issues and for the last decade has contributed to research and teaching especially in the area of cyber security and cybercrime. He has worked closely with government and industry on many projects, including IBM, the Australian Federal Police, Australian Communications and Media Authority, Westpac, and Attorney General's Department. He has also consulted for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and other industry groups.
Dr Alazab has published more than 50 research peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals and participated in recognized conferences. Also, the recipient of number grants of more than one million AUD dollars. He has received several awards including Best PhD thesis Award 2012, Best Paper Award 2012, Outstanding Innovations in Helping Students Award 2011, and the Internet Commerce Security Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2009. His work has been widely published by press outlets such as: SBS: World News Australia, Security News, Science Daily, Yahoo! News, and the Wall Street Journal. He is a guest editor of the Future Internet Journal, and an associate editor on multiple editorial boards.
He has been invited as a keynote speaker at a number of conferences in Australia and overseas including. He is Adjunct Research Fellow for the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, Griffith University, Adjunct Fellow for the Regulatory Institutions Network, Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, IEEE member, a member of the KIC Virtual Forum against Cybercrime, and ICSL.
Visiting Fellow @ From January 2014 to Present (2 years) Research Fellow @ Working as a Research Fellow (Cybercrime) at the Australian National University (ANU) working with Professor Roderic Broadhurst on an ARC Discovery Projects grant ‘The evolution of cybercrime: the monitoring of serious crime in cyberspace’ at the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS). The research ascertains future threats in cyberspace, in particular, the role of serious criminal networks. The evidence generated will benefit law enforcement, information security industries and policy makers in terms of resource assessment, law reform, and the development of effective mutual legal assistance regimes. The data enable the monitoring of cybercrime, and generate relevant metrics that inform public education aimed to reduce risks to individuals and organizations targeted by cybercrime. The research enables law enforcement, lawmakers and other key stakeholders to better understand and manage new cybercrime threats and to develop rapid and innovative solutions to serious forms of cybercrime From March 2012 to Present (3 years 10 months) Canberra, AustraliaMalware and Forensic Researcher @ The Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL) is a joint project between the Federation University Australia, IBM, Victorian Government, Westpac Bank and the Australian Federal Police (AFP).
1- Threat Analyst, Malware specialist and reverse engineering using static analysis.
2- Threat Profiling, Malware Profiling, Fraud Detection, Forensic Imaging and Identity Theft and Recovery.
3- Investigate malware that is specific to the banking and financial services industry.
4- Identifying and characterising the behaviour of Malware.
5- Building a fast system to identify (hidden) malware on NTFS disks.
6- Design and build systems which automate many existing manual and time consuming processes.
7- Identifying the business process elements and functions that are used.
8- Editing, feedback and supervising undergraduate student projects in the area of computer security, which is usually undertaken in the final year(s) of bachelor study. Also, providing students with an opportunity to integrate their coursework knowledge with professional applications. From February 2012 to March 2012 (2 months) Ballarat, AustraliaSessional Tutor @ I lectured the following subjects for both level (undergraduate and graduate students):
1- Introduction to Computing
2- Computer Networks
3- Operating System
4- Python, C++
5- Information Security
6- Database Management System From February 2009 to November 2011 (2 years 10 months) Ballarat, AustraliaLecturer / Instructor and Researcher @ 1- I lectured the following subjects for both level (undergraduate and graduate students):
A- Introduction to Computing
B- Information Security
C- Introduction to Computer Networks
D- Advanced Computer Networks
E- Operating System
F- Artificial Intelligent
H- Network Security
I- Visual Basic, C, C++, Java
G- Data Structure
2- Supervising undergraduate student projects; drafting, editing, providing guidance and feedback. Providing advice for students in relation to the scope of their research, helping them select an appropriate topic, checking that their project will be completed on time, and providing detailed feedback on the first draft.
3- Researcher assistant in the area of: Database Security, Cryptographic Mechanisms for Authorization, Multilevel Security, Anomaly Detection, Misuse Intrusion Detections, Host And Network Intrusion Detection, Honey Pots, Copyright Protection,
Software Fingerprints, Watermarking Schemes, E-Government, User Identification, Biometrics, Digital Signatures And Secret Sharing, E-Voting Schemes, E-Cheques, Payment Systems. From September 2006 to October 2008 (2 years 2 months) System Manager @ 1- System Manager: Customer support services for users working on software applications located at main servers by managing Open VMS Operating System for Alpha 2100 and 2000 HP digital servers.
2- System Administrator Sun Solaric 8.0 Vs 9.0. Configure and manage Iplanet Proxy Server, Iplanet Messaging Server and Sunscreen Firewall that configure on Sun SunFire V880 Server and handling the security issues.
3- UNIX System Administration, Internet and Security dministrator and managing the application support of ERP systems.
4- Researching, consulting, analysing and evaluating system program needs.
5- Leading the project work on procurement of services, data/database administration, workflow administration, application programming, interface programming, field office communications, systems and data security, groupware and other project support tools.
6- Testing, debugging, diagnosing and correcting errors and faults in an applications programming language within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification.
7- Writing and maintaining program technical program, end user documentation and operational procedures to meet system requirements, system designs and technical specifications in accordance with quality accredited standards.
8- I was an industry supervisor for all undergraduate students in the final year(s) of study whom chose to get trained at CEGCO in the field of information technology. In Jordan, all undergraduate students have to complete a training course in the final year of their study. The course requires the students to work 1 day per week on an industry-related project for a minimum of one semester (about 4-5 months). I was responsible for providing knowledge, mentorship, and skills to the undergraduates and graduates - not just at a university level but also by applying their research technical expertise to industry related "real world" fields. From March 2004 to May 2007 (3 years 3 months) Technical Lab Supervisor & Network Administrator @ 1- Technical lab supervisor, teaching ICDL (International Computer Driver License).
2- Network administrator in the lab. Dealt with the switches, router and modem. Also the Internet connection and performance dealing with proxy.
3- Providing advice, guidance and expertise in developing proposals and strategies for software design activities.
4- Preparing system analysis, feasibility studies, project ideas, and defining functional design requirements for complex integrated management information systems of the Organization, translating user needs into new applications, integrating existing modules and developing local enhancements. From September 2002 to April 2004 (1 year 8 months) Oracle Developer and Systems Analysis @ 1- Oracle database administration, configure Scheduled Tasks for regular Database Backup and Maintenance Activities, create and modify tables, stored procedures, various clustered/non-clustered indexes, check constraints and functions.
2- Oracle Programmer, SQL, PL-SQL, Oracle Developer and Systems Analysis.
3- Creating triggers to keep track of changes to the fields of tables when changes are made to alert specified power users of certain transactions taking place within the database.
4- Designing, developing, implementing and maintaining custom oracle applications written in PL/SQL Develops and supports Back End data processing in PL/SQL.
5- Develops and customizes reports using Oracle Reports Builder.
6- Oracle Database / Application Server Installation and upgrading a Database to the new Oracle Database release on different servers. From July 2002 to December 2003 (1 year 6 months) Lecturer and Network Administrator @ 1- I taught international certificates such as ICDL (International Computer Driver License) and I taught MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist).
2- Network Administrator.
3- Writing and maintaining program technical program, end user documentation and operational procedures to meet system requirements, system designs and technical specifications in accordance with quality accredited standards.
4- Extensive and wide-range experience in the troubleshooting, repairing, installation, and configuring computer systems and components. From April 2001 to June 2003 (2 years 3 months)
PhD Degree, IT Cyber Security, 4.0/4.0 @ Federation University Australia From 2008 to 2012 Master Degree, Computer Science @ Al Balqa Applied University From 2004 to 2006 Dr. Mamoun Alazab is skilled in: Cybercrime, Malware Analysis, Internet Security, Teaching, Log Analysis, Intrusion Detection, Computer Forensics, Forensic Investigations, E-commerce, Phishing, Antivirus, Spam Filtering, Classification, Forensic Analysis, Computer Security