Dr Haider M. al-Khateeb specialises in Cyber Security, Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR). He holds a first-class BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and PhD in Cyber Security. He is a university lecturer, researcher, consultant, trainer and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK.
Haider has published numerous professional and peer-reviewed articles on topics including authentication methods, IoT forensics, anonymity and steganography. He is an associate lecturer for Northumbria University (London Campus) and QA Higher Education (QA Ltd). He is also a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Bedfordshire. He supervises students at MSc/MPhil and PhD levels.
Interpreting security as a process (not a task or product) has extended Haider’s research interest towards multidisciplinary projects. As a fellow of the National Centre for Cyberstalking Research (NCCR), he has also been working on methods to detect, preserve and report digital evidence of cybercrime, especially anti-social behaviour (e.g. online harassment and stalking) taking place on social media. This includes collaboration with psychologists, doctors, national helplines and the police to conduct risk assessment, study the impact on individuals and facilitate incident response.
Additionally, Haider travels to deliver classes and workshops outside the UK since 2014. Other recent activities include co-authoring a book on Cyberstalking in partnership with Bedfordshire Police; a project with ERSOU (Eastern Region Special Operations Unit) on Malware analysis and reverse engineering; and regularly authoring articles for the Digital Forensics Magazine.
When he has free time, he enjoys reading, coding, jogging, swimming, playing football and travelling.