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 United Nations 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 for their special issue on Developments in Cybercrime and Cybercrime Mitigation, 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 at the 2013 International Symposium on Regional Security and Transactional Crime (Nov 2013), the Workshop on Fighting Cybercrime (January 2013), and the 2nd IEEE Cybercrime and Trustworthy Computing (July 2010). 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, a member of the IEEE, a member of the Korean Institute of Criminology Virtual Forum against Cybercrime, CyberSecurity Research Cluster, and the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory research centre.