Senior Information and Cyber Security Specialist with 14+ years of industrial experience in Information Technology (IT), currently working as a full time university professor and researcher for the Computer and Digital Forensics Dept., Champlain College. Ali provides consulting in several areas of security including digital forensics and incident response, cyber threat hunting, cyber threat intelligence, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments. Ali is also an author, speaker, and freelance instructor where he delivered technical training to law enforcement agencies, banks, telecoms, private companies, and other institutes. Ali's research interests include digital forensics, incident response, cyber threat hunting, and cyber threat intelligence.


TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE (detailed list removed)

  • Threat Hunting Researcher (ArabNIX | 4orensics) - Freelancer.
  • If you are interested in professional services such as consultation or training? Contact me.


  • PhD in Computer Information Systems, College of IT, University of Banking and Financial Sciences, 2010.
    Research: A Hybrid Port-Knocking Technique for Host Authentication
  • MS in Computer Information Systems, College of IT, Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences, 2004.
    Research: Software Maintenance using a New Plug-in Engine Technique
  • BS in Computer Science, College of Science, Philadelphia University, 2002.
    Graduate Project: Form Shape Designer for MP3 Player with Sound Effects



  • Journals and Conference Reviewer
    • Journal of Network and Computer Applications, URL
  • General
    • Scientific Committee, IT-DREPS Conference, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Petra (UoP), Amman/Jordan. 6-7 December 2017.
    • Technical Chair, Cybersecurity & Cyberforensics Conference, King Abdullah II School for Information Technology (KASIT), University of Jordan (UoJ), Amman, Jordan, 2-4 August 2016.
  • Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) - Present
    • Driector, Cellebrite Mobile Forensics Research Lab
    • Cyber Threat Hunting Research Lab Director
    • Data Science Research Lab Technical Director
    • Technical Chair and Conference Organizer, International Conference on new Trends in Computing Sciences (ICTCS) 2017, Amman/Jordan, 8-10 August 2017.
    • Director, Information Systems Security and Digital Criminology (ISSC) MSc Program
    • Member, ISSC Comprehensive Examination Committee
    • Head of the ISSC Comprehensive Examination Committee (2015 to 2017)
    • Member, Graduation Projects Examination Committee
    • Member, Graduate Studies Committee.
    • Member, Course Development Committee.
    • Member, PSUT Infrastructure Committee.
    • Head, College Infrastructure (Labs) Committee.
    • Supervisor, PSUT InfoSec Club. URLs: Twitter, Facebook. (2015 to 2017)
  • Philadelphia University (2011 to 2014)
    • Head of Dept. Computer Networks Training Program.
    • Head of the College Website Auditing Committee.
    • Member of the R&D for the Business Networking and Systems Management Department Committee.
    • Member of the Marketing Committee.
  • Hakin9 Security Magazine
    • Contributor and Column Editor for the security case studies at Hakin9 (Security Magazine).
  • Community



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