Naghmeh Moradpoor Sheykhkanloo

naghmeh moradpoor sheykhkanloo

Dr Naghmeh Moradpoor Sheykhkanloo

Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networks; Program Leader for MSc Advanced Security & Cybercrime; Winner of Outstanding Woman in Cyber (Scottish Cyber Awards 2017)

Biography

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.

Research Areas

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Athena SWAN Champion for School of Computing (SoC), Edinburgh Napier University
  • Memeber of Edinburgh Napier University, School of Computing (SoC), Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team

 

Conference Activity

  • Program Chair for SIN 2018
  • Organiser of Poster Competition in Cyber Security (PCiCS)-2018: “The Truth About Cyber Security in 7 Words” [sponsored by SICSA & SICSA NEXUS]
  • Organiser for The First International Conference on Cyber Security and Digital Forensics (CSDF)
  • Organiser of Special Session on Industrial Automation and Process System’s Security (ISIE-IAPSS 2017) held in conjunction with The IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE’17)
  • Organiser of International Workshop on Securing IoT Networks (SITN) held in conjunction with The IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings-2017)
  • Program Co-Chair for SIN 2017
  • Organiser of Poster Competition for Women in Cyber Security (PCWiCS)-2017: “The Truth About Cyber Security in 7 Words” [sponsored by SICSA]
  • Chair and lead organiser of Post Graduate Cyber Security (PGCS) symposium - 2016
  • Session Chair of Security of Information and Networks (SIN) - 2014

 

Editorial Activity

  • Journal of Cyber Security Technology, Special Issue: Secure Smart Society in Next Generation Networking Paradigm
  • Journal of Cyber Security Technology

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited speaker for Critical Infrastructure Protection in SEE-IT Summit (Cybersecurity track) - Serbia (2018) sponsored by SICSA and SICSA NEXUS
  • Invited speaker for Gender Equality & Women in Cybersecurity in SEE-IT Summit - Serbia (2018) sponsored by SICSA and SICSA NEXUS
  • Invited speaker for Women In Science Festival - Dundee (2015)

 

Media Activity

  • KU Big Read project, representing School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Cyber STEM Event for P7 Girls - The Cyber Academy, Edinburgh Napier University

 

Reviewing

  • Journal of Information Security and Applications
  • Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM)
  • Journal of Cyber Security Technology
  • Security of Information and Networks (SIN) Conferences
  • Complex Adaptive Systems Conference
  • The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) - PhD Conference
  • Journal of Optical Switching and Networking (Elsevier/OSN)
  • Women in Computing and Informatics (WCI) Conference

 

Date


26 results

SQL-IDS: evaluation of SQLi attack detection and classification based on machine learning techniques

Conference Proceeding
Sheykhkanloo, N. M. (2015)
SQL-IDS: evaluation of SQLi attack detection and classification based on machine learning techniques. In SIN '15 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Security of Information and Networkshttps://doi.org/10.1145/2799979.2800011
Structured Query Language injection (SQLi) attack is a code injection technique where malicious SQL statements are inserted into a given SQL database by simply using a web bro...

Employing Neural Networks for the Detection of SQL Injection Attack

Conference Proceeding
Sheykhkanloo, N. M. (2013)
Employing Neural Networks for the Detection of SQL Injection Attack. In SIN '14 Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Security of Information and Networksdoi:10.1145/2659651.2659675
Structured Query Language Injection (SQLI) attack is a code injection technique in which malicious SQL statements are inserted into the SQL database by simply using web browse...

A semi-independent structure for the architectural design of the converged scenario for integrated hybrid PON with wireless technologies for next generation broadband access networks

Conference Proceeding
Moradpoor, N. (2014)
A semi-independent structure for the architectural design of the converged scenario for integrated hybrid PON with wireless technologies for next generation broadband access networks. In Proceedings of the 2013 2nd International Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications (IWOW)doi:10.1109/iwow.2013.6777781
Optical and wireless technology integration schemes merge the high-speed and high-capacity of the optical networks with the low-cost, wide-coverage and mobility features of wi...

A mathematical model for a GA-based dynamic excess bandwidth allocation algorithm for hybrid PON and wireless technology integrations for next generation broadband access networks

Conference Proceeding
Moradpoor, N., Parr, G., McClean, S., & Scotney, B. (2013)
A mathematical model for a GA-based dynamic excess bandwidth allocation algorithm for hybrid PON and wireless technology integrations for next generation broadband access networks. In 2013 5th Proceedings of the Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC 2013)doi:10.1109/ceec.2013.6659439
Optical and wireless integration scheme merges the high-speed and high-capacity of the optical networks with the low-cost, wide-coverage and mobility features of the wireless ...

Hybrid optical and wireless technology integrations for next generation broadband access networks

Conference Proceeding
Owusu, G., Moradpoor, N., Parr, G., McClean, S., & Scotney, B. (2011)
Hybrid optical and wireless technology integrations for next generation broadband access networks. In 2011 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2011)https://doi.org/10.1109/inm.2011.5990515
Hybrid optical and wireless technology integrations have been considered as one of the most promising candidates for the next generation broadband access networks for quite so...

IIDWBA algorithm for integrated hybrid PON with wireless technologies for next generation broadband access networks

Journal Article
Moradpoor, N., Parr, G., McClean, S., & Scotney, B. (2013)
IIDWBA algorithm for integrated hybrid PON with wireless technologies for next generation broadband access networks. Optical Switching and Networking, 10(4), 439-457. doi:10.1016/j.osn.2013.08.003
Optical and wireless technology integration has been proposed as one of the most promising nominees for the next-generation broadband access networks for quite some time. Inte...

Employing machine learning techniques for detection and classification of phishing emails

Conference Proceeding
Moradpoor, N., Clavie, B., & Buchanan, B. (2018)
Employing machine learning techniques for detection and classification of phishing emails. In Proceedings of the IEEE Technically Sponsored Computing Conference 2017doi:10.1109/SAI.2017.8252096
A phishing email is a legitimate-looking email which is designed to fool the recipient into believing that it is a genuine email, and either reveals sensitive information or d...

Introduction to Security Onion

Presentation / Conference
Heenan, R., & Moradpoor, N. (2016, May)
Introduction to Security Onion. Paper presented at Post Graduate Cyber Security (PGCS) symposium, Edinburgh
Security Onion is a Network Security Manager (NSM) platform that provides multiple Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) including Host IDS (HIDS) and Network IDS (NIDS). Many typ...

A survey of Intrusion Detection System technologies

Conference Proceeding
Heenan, R., & Moradpoor, N. (2016)
A survey of Intrusion Detection System technologies. In PGCS 2016: The First Post Graduate Cyber Security Symposium – The Cyber Academy
This paper provides an overview of IDS types and how they work as well as configuration considerations and issues that affect them. Advanced methods of increasing the performa...

Simulation and Performance Evaluation of Bandwidth Allocation Algorithms for Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPONs)

Presentation / Conference
Moradpoor, N., Parr, G., Mcclean, S., Scotney, B., Sivalingam, K., & Madras, I. (2010, December)
Simulation and Performance Evaluation of Bandwidth Allocation Algorithms for Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPONs). Paper presented at OPNETWORK 2010
Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) has been considered for access networks for quite some time to provide high-speed and high-capacity services. As a novel type of networ...

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