Dr. Ali is an internationally recognised cyber security expert, private digital investigator, professional trainer and university lecturer based in Manchester- United Kingdom (U.K)...



Research Interests

Research on practical/technical aspects of digital forensics, threat hunting and threat intelligence is always inspiring me.  Current attacks are more sophisticated and specific and although what I do is related to IDS, but I target more specific problems to have more effective solutions (e.g., APT detection, exploitation detection, etc.). 

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Professional Activities 

I have served for several years in variety of industrial and academic positions with leading players in Cyber-Security and E-Commerce. I am currently an EU Marie Curie fellow (The Marie Curie Fellowships are Europe’s most competitive and prestigious awards in cyber forensics, have Ph.D in Security in Computing and a number of professional qualifications namely GXPN, GREM, GCFA, CCFP, CISSP, and CISM. 






My teaching philosophy is simple: students learn by doing. All course materials are first developed with hands – on exercises in mind and course materials supplementing the hands- on activities. Courses can be delivered in-house, through corporate training companies, and online! 

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