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Asif Iqbal

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About me

Aspiring to live a life with an aim to bring positive change in the lives of underprivileged, in particular children through technology and whatever resources I have at my disposal!

Information security and digital forensics investigator and researcher with over 21 years of industry experience in diverse technical, senior management advisory, and consultancy positions.

Asif has several industry-recognized certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), ISO/IEC 20000 Certified Consultant among others with experience in Information Security, Business Continuity Management, Disaster Recovery, Risk Management, Digital Forensic investigations, Governance, Risk and Compliance.

Research interests (current):

  • Critical National Infrastructure Information Security
  • Information Security Modeling
  • Attack Graphs & Attack Vectors
  • Security of Industrial Information & Control Systems (SCADA/ICS) 
  • Smart Electric Grid, Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Cyber Warfare: Attack, Defense & countermeasures
  • Digital forensic and security investigations on smart grids

Research interests (recent past):

  • Cyber Crime Investigations, Digital Forensic Investigations
  • Ethical Hacking, Reverse Engineering & Exploits Development
  • Cyber Warfare and Strategic Defense

Selected Publications:

  1. Book Chapter : IoT Digital Forensics Readiness in the Edge: A Roadmap for Acquiring Digital Evidences from Intelligent Smart Applications, 2020, Book Chapter in: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series by Springer International Publishing AG.
  2. Book Chapter : Digital Forensic Readiness in Critical Infrastructures: A case of substation automation in the power sector, Book Chapter in: Digital Forensics and Cyber Crimes 2017.  Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. LNICST series Springer.
  3. Book Chapter : Amazon Kindle Fire HD Forensics, Book Chapter in: Digital Forensics and Cyber Crimes 2013.  Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. LNICST series Springer.
  4. Journal: Digital Forensic Analysis of Industrial Control Systems Using Sandboxing: A Case of WAMPAC Applications in the Power Systems (Impact Factor IF=2.7) MDPI
  5. Journal: Windows Surface RT Tablet Forensics. Digital Investigation, The International Journal of Digital Forensics & Incident Response (Impact Factor IF=1.774) ScienceDirect
  6. IEEE Conference: A Novel Method of iDevice (iPhone,iPad,iPod) Forensics without Jailbreaking
  7. IEEE Conference: Identification of Attack-based Digital Forensic Evidences for WAMPAC Systems
  8. IEEE Conference: Intelligent analysis of digital evidences in large-scale logs in power systems attributed to the attacks
  9. IEEE Conference: An Experimental Forensic Testbed: Attack-based Digital Forensic Analysis of WAMPAC Applications
  10. IEEE Conference: Cybercrime Investigations in the Era of Smart Applications: Way Forward Through Big Data
  11. ACM Conference: Sandboxing: Aid in Digital Forensic Research


Forensic and security Investigations on smart electricity GRIDs