Dr Naghmeh Moradpoor (PhD, MSc, BSc, CEH, FHEA, MBCS) is a Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networks, the program leader for MSc Advanced Security and Cybercrime, a core member of the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networking and Cybersecurity, and an active member of The Cyber Academy in the School of Computing (SoC) at Edinburgh Napier University. She is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and an active researcher since 2009. Naghmeh has a research background in machine learning for cybersecurity as well as next generation broadband access networks. This includes Industrial Control System (ICS) & Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) security analysis & countermeasures, detection and classification of various cybersecurity attacks for computer networks, data analytics & decision support for cybersecurity, Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS) for Internet of Things (IoT), cyberbullying detection and prevention, and forensic similarity hashes. She holds a PhD degree (2013) in Computer Systems and Networks from Ulster University and MSc in Computer Systems and Networks (2009) from Greenwich University, UK.
Naghmeh was awarded Outstanding Woman in Cyber at the Scottish Cyber Awards 2017. These Awards are a highly prestigious and flagship event and the first of its kind in Scotland where the best of the best in cybersecurity are being recognised and awarded for their passion, dedication and hard work raising standards in both industry and academia.
She has actively participated in leading and organising many cybersecurity events. This includes: Post Graduate Cyber Security (PGCS’16) symposium sponsored by SICSA, Poster Competition for Women in Cyber Security (PCWiCS’17) sponsored by SICSA, Poster Competition in Cyber Security (PCiCS’18) sponsored by SICSA, The First International Conference on Cyber Security and Digital Forensics (CSDF’18) sponsored by SICSA NEXUS, and The First/Second International Workshop on Securing IoT Networks (SITN’17 & ‘18). Naghmeh has been an invited speaker for Women in Science Festival - Dundee (2015), Critical Infrastructure Protection in SEE-IT Summit (Cybersecurity track) - Serbia (2018) sponsored by SICSA and SICSA NEXUS, and Gender Equality & Women in Cybersecurity in SEE-IT Summit - Serbia (2018) sponsored by SICSA and SICSA NEXUS. She has been invited to serve as a program Chair, technical program committee member and a session Chair of major international conferences and an editorial board as well as a reviewer for prestigious journals since 2013. Some of these conferences and journals include: 7th to 11th international conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN), Special Session on Industrial Automation and Process System’s Security (ISIE-IAPSS’17) in conjunction with IEEE ISIE’17, The First/ Second International Workshop on Secure Smart Societies in Next Generation Networks (SECSOC’17 & ‘18) in conjunction with IEEE iThings’17 & ‘18. Journal of Information Security and Applications (Elsevier), Journal of Computers & Security (Elsevier), Journal of Cyber Security Technology, IEEE Access Journal, and Journal of Optical Switching and Networking (Elsevier).
In addition, Naghmeh has been involved in supervising Honours, summer interns, MSc, and PhD students since she achieved her PhD in 2013. Naghmeh is a Director of Studies (DoS) for two collaborative PhDs. The first one is a PhD research work on ICS & CIP security analysis and countermeasures using machine learning with a focus on clean water supply systems. It is an ongoing and successful collaborative research work between Edinburgh Napier University (School of Computing) and Edinburgh Napier University (School of Engineering & Built Environment). Secondly, Naghmeh acts as a DoS for a PhD project on cyberbullying detection using victim’s sentiment analysis in social media. It is also a current collaborative and successful research work between Edinburgh Napier University (School of Computing) and King Abdulaziz University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Naghmeh and her students (Honours, MSc and PhD) have produced significant and ongoing joint research publications.