I am a PhD candidate in the CS department at Purdue University co-advised by Prof. Gene Spafford and Prof. Mike Atallah. My background is in Computer Science and Information Security. I completed my MSc in Information Security at the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London and my BSc in Computer Science from King Saud University.
Broadly, my area of interest is Information Security. More specifically, I am interested in three major areas; the use of deception in security, usable security and authentication. My PhD thesis is on “Using Deception to Enhance Security” and my master thesis was on the “Economics of Identity Management Systems”.
I previously worked on improving the security of Chrome at Google and Firefox at Mozilla. I was a Teaching Fellow at Purdue University and I have worked as an instructor at King Saud University.
- 25 March 2015 — I am humbled to received CERIAS’s Diamond Award. Special thanks for Profs. Gene Spafford and Mike Atallah for their unwavering support.
- 24 March 2015 — Our group at Purdue, the LiarsClub, is presenting three posters on the use of deception to enahnce security at the 16th CERIAS Information Security Symposuim; "Deception in Computing: Where and How it has been Used?”, "Modeling Deception In Information Security As A Hypergame — A Primer” and "ErsatzPasswords – Ending Passwords Cracking".
- 20 March 2015 — I have remodeled my website to simple HTML instead of using WordPress. I have also added a page on the work we are doing at Purdue on Using Deception to Enhance Security.
- 12 March, 2015 — Prof. Spafford gave a presentation on our work on Deception at the ISSA Central Indiana Chapter titled “Truth and Consequences”. Jim DiSorbo from Wisegate, the sponsors of the event, wrote a summary of the talk.
- 27 February 2015 — Our paper “Enhancing Passwords Security Using Deceptive Covert Channel” will appear at IFIP SEC’15 conference in Hamburg, Germany.