Senior Cybersecurity Specialist with 15+ years of industrial experience in Information Technology (IT), currently working as a full time professor and researcher for both the Computer and Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Departments at Champlain College, USA. Ali is also a Co-Founder and the Chief Technology Officer at Cyber 5W. Ali provides consulting in several areas of security including digital forensics and incident response, cyber threat hunting, and penetration testing. 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, adversary emulation, and offensive security.



TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE (detailed list removed)

  • Digital Forensic Examiner and Cybersecurity 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.
  • Leahy Center for Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity - (2018 to Present)
    • Research Team Leader, IoT Forensics Project - National Computer Forensics Institute's (NCFI) Grant
    • Research Team Leader, Threat Emulation Project - US Deparment of Justice (DoJ) Grant
    • Research Team Leader, Many Other Projects
  • Champlain College - (2018 to Present)
    • Driector, Computer and Digital Forensics (CDF) Program
    • Chair, Computer and Digital Forensics (CDF) Hiring Committee
    • Member, Professional Development Committee
  • Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) - (2015 to 2018)
    • 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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