Dr Amr van den Adel
Dr. Amr van den Adel is a cybersecurity researcher with ten years of experience providing cybersecurity solutions, developing security frameworks, and working proactively to keep organizations secure from cyberattacks, hackers, malware, and other threats. In his current role as Cybersecurity Researcher/Lecturer in New Zealand and Australia, he maintains and investigates cybersecurity research methodologies, and best practices to ensure sensitive data and documents are secure and anticipates possible threats to keep the organization a step ahead. His research examines utilizing technologies of fog computing in educational IoT systems to maintain privacy, security, and agility perspective as well as developing digital frameworks in critical infrastructures to support digital forensic investigations in control rooms. As the world is shifting to industry 5.0, Dr. Adel has been investigating the future of industry 5.0 in society in terms of human-centric solutions, challenges, and prospective research to help and support cyber forensic administration.
Dr. Adel's Ph.D. thesis is developing a new digital forensic model for critical infrastructures, a framework, and an integrated guideline for supporting digital forensic investigators. The completed research adds key values to the academic knowledge base in the area of digital forensics. The improved artifact, the Corrective Big Data Forensic Investigation Framework for Critical Infrastructures, is now available to help an investigator in an environment where more than one sub-field of digital forensics is present. The investigation test data was examined critically, and the expert feedback findings have been taken into consideration to improve the model and enhance the framework in order to produce an in-depth guideline. The Guideline can be upgraded as technology and systems change.
Dr. Adel’s methodologies stem from his practical training and background. His postgraduate research aim was to identify the most suitable techniques of penetration testing and illustrate the methods involved in the whole process, and then use these new techniques in simulating potential attacks against the target infrastructure which can be used by technical specialists, network administrators, and network engineers in order to be developed by security scientists at the Penetration Testing Laboratories. Gathering information tools, port scanners, vulnerability scanners, and exploitation frameworks are some of the methods that should be used in penetration testing. This research provides guidance to those organizations that urgently need to secure their Industrial Control Systems in their critical infrastructures by applying the approach of defense-in-depth to protect their sensitive assets and information from being attacked.
PhD: Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Computer and Information Sciences)
Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, 2020
Thesis: Developing a Digital Forensic Capability for Critical Infrastructures: An Investigation Framework
MSc: Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering
University of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom, 2016
BSc: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
University of the District of Colombia, United States of America, 2011
210W-09 Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Maryland, United States of America, 2019
Web Application Penetration Testing
Cybrary Cybersecurity Center, Maryland, United States of America, 2016
Design of Web-Based Systems
The American University, Cairo, Egypt, 2014
Oracle Database Administration Program
The American University, Cairo, Egypt, 2013
Oracle Database Development Program
The American University, Cairo, Egypt, 2013
MCITP: Server Administrator (Microsoft Certified)
YAT Learning Education Center, Cairo, Egypt, 2010
Diploma in Networks: Systems Administration
YAT Learning Education Center, Cairo, Egypt, 2009
Theses and Dissertations (Open Access)
Mahmoud, A. (2020). Developing a digital forensic capability for critical infrastructures: An investigation framework [PhD, Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Auckland University of Technology]. Tuwhera. https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/13317
Adel, A. (2022). A conceptual framework to improve cyber forensic administration in industry 5.0: Qualitative study approach. Forensic Sciences, 2(1), 111-129. https://doi.org/10.3390/forensicsci2010009
Adel, A. (2022). Future of industry 5.0 in society: Human-centric solutions, challenges and prospective research areas. Journal of Cloud Computing, 11(40). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13677-022-00314-5
Dales, J., Mirza, F., & Adel, A. (2021). Sentiment analysis on USA vs. New Zealand on health and safety mandates during early stages of COVID-19 pandemic. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 285. https://doi.org/10.3233/SHTI210575
Adel, A., & Dayan, J. (2021). Towards an intelligent blended system of learning activities model for New Zealand institutions: An investigative approach. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 8(1), 1-14. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-020-00696-4
Adel, A. (2020). Integrative framework for blockchain implementation: Uniting organizational, business, and engineering factors. In D. C. Wyld & D. Nagamalai (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th international conference on computer science, engineering, and applications (pp. 51-64). Open Access Conference Proceedings. https://doi.org/10.5121/csit.2020.101005
Adel, A. (2020, September 26-27). IoT learning model for smart universities: Architecture, challenges, and applications. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Internet of Things (CIoT 2020), Copenhagen, Denmark. http://dx.doi.org/10.5121/csit.2020.101111
Adel, A. (2020). IOT model for smart universities: Architecture, challenges, and applications. In D. Nagamalai & D. C. Wyld (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th international conference on computer science, engineering, and information technology (pp. 121-130). Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC).
Adel, A., & Cusack, B. (2020). The role of penetration testing in forensic multimedia retrieval process. In E. Quevedo (Ed.), Multimedia information retrieval (pp. 77-88). IntechOpen.
Adel, A. (2020). Utilizing technologies of fog computing in educational IoT systems: Privacy, security, and agility perspective. Journal of Big Data 7(1), 1-29.
Cusack, B., & Mahmoud [Adel], A. (2018). Digital forensics investigative framework for control rooms in critical infrastructure. Proceedings of the 16th Australian Digital Forensics Conference (pp. 17-23). Edith Cowan University.
Adel, A. (2022, December 14-16). Future of industry 5.0 in society: Human-centric solutions, challenges and prospective research areas [Conference paper presentation]. Media, Culture, and Society: The Inaugural International Academic Conference of UP Education (Australia and New Zealand), Yoobee College of Creative Innovation, Auckland, New Zealand.
Dales, J., Mirza, F., & Adel, A. (2021). Sentiment analysis on USA vs. New Zealand on health and safety mandates during early stages of COVID-19 pandemic [Conference paper presentation]. 18th International Conference on Wearable, Micro & Nano Technologies for Personalised Health (pHealth 2021), 8-10 November 2021, Genoa, Italy.
Adel, A. (2020). Integrative framework for blockchain implementation: Uniting organizational, business and engineering factors [Conference paper presentation]. International Conference on Blockchain and Internet of Things (BIoT 2020). London, United Kingdom.