AIDRC Seminar Series: Dr. Mohiuddin Ahmed

Jul 11, 2023
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Dr. Mohiuddin Ahmed

Dr. Mohiuddin Ahmed

Senior Lecturer of Computing & Security, School of Science,

Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

11th July 2023, 10:00am - 11:00am (GST)

Title:Big Game Hunting and Evolution of Ransomware
Abstract:The advancement of technology is a double-edged sword. While we enjoy the benefits, people with malicious intent exploit these technological advances. Since most of the worldwide population is connected to the Internet, criminals are now interested in launching cybercrime more than ever and targeting critical infrastructures. Recent statistics show that cybercrime costs are projected to hit an annual $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. Among various types of cyber-attacks, ransomware is one of the most notorious attacks in recent times and continuously evolving. This talk will cover the recent trends in ransomware, focussing on the variants of ransomware, attack vectors, notorious groups, whether to pay the ransom or not, and ongoing research in different directions. In particular, the countermeasures against malicious software, de-anonymization of crypto currency transactions, and ransomware readiness tools..

Mohiuddin Ahmed attained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia). He is currently working as a Senior Lecturer in Computing and Security discipline within School of Science at Edith Cowan University. He has been educating the next generation of cyber leaders and researching to disrupt the cybercrime ecosystem. His research is focused on ensuring national security and safeguarding critical infrastructures from cyber terrorists. Mohiuddin has edited several books and contributed articles to The Conversation with a global audience reach of more than a Billion people. His research publications in reputed venues attracted more than 3400 citations (h-index: 23) and have been listed in the world's top 2% of scientists for the 2020-2022 citation impact. Mohiuddin secured several external and internal grants worth more than $1.4 Million and has been collaborating with academia and industry. He has been regularly invited to speak at international conferences and public organizations and interviewed by the media for expert opinion. He is an associate editor of International Journal of Computers and Applications and Journal of Cyber Security Technology. He is also an ACM Distinguished Speaker and Senior Member of IEEE.