About Me

I am a cyber-security researcher, private digital investigator, penetration-tester, cyber-security consultant, professional trainer and university lecturer. I have almost 8 years professional experience in IT-security industry, 5 years of teaching/training, and more than 3 years in litigation support/expert witness work including testimony at trial, depositions, and hearings.

All my practical/industrial skills are supported by sound research. I have more than 8 years of research experience in cyber-forensics, privacy, Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Malware forensics and software vulnerability detection. My research interests are particularly directed toward Malware forensic, IoT (Internet of Things) forensic, reverse engineering, Fuzzing techniques to detect Software vulnerabilities and Zero-Day exploits investigation. I have extensive experience in multiple programming languages such as C/C++/C#, Python, Assembly (x86,ARM) and shell scripts. 

I continually conduct professional training for major companies, law enforcement, and various government agencies particularly on Digital Forensics, Information Security and Risk Management (CISM), Malware Forensic, Penetration Testing, and CISSP. I have extensive experience of running training programs through training partners and agencies.

I am continually authoring books, journal and conference papers (as of Oct 2014 my Google Scholar total citations was 265, h-index: 11, i10-index: 16). 

I am founder of annual "International Conference on Cyber-Security, Cyber-Warfare and Digital Forensics (CyberSec)" and continually deliver invited and keynote speeches all around the globe. 


In addition to Ph.D in "Security in Computing" (since Mar 2011) I have several professional certificates namely:

  • Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM) - ISACA, License # 1426501
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)® - (ISC)², License # 411697
  • Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) - EC-Council, License # AD14-041
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)
  • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C|HFI)
  • Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) 
  • Certified Incident Handler (E|CIH)
  • Certified Secure Programmer.Net (E|CSP.Net)
  • Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI), License # ECC961234

Contact Me 

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Room 215, Newton Building, 
University of Salford, 
Greater Manchester, Salford M5 4WT

t: +44 (0) 161 295 3531

Email

General Inquiries
AliD@Alid.info

Academic Inquiries
A.Dehghantanha@salford.ac.uk