Mohammed Almeshekah
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Short Bio

I am currently a PhD candidate at the CS department at Purdue University. My current area of interest is information security. More specifically I am currently focusing in the area of covert and deceiving information and their role in enhancing security. My interests also spans over the areas of authentication, identity management, security economics, privacy and security protocols. I am currently co-advised by Professor Eugene Spafford and Professor Mike Atallah.

I completed my Masters in Information Security in 2010 with the Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL). My Masters thesis discusses the Economics of Identity Management Systems and proposes a more economically incentived IDMS.

My background is in Computer Science and Information Security where I earned an MS and BS degrees. I have worked as a Software Engineer at Google Corporation, Security Engineer at Mozilla Corporation and as an Information Technology Consultant at King Abdullah Institute of Science and Technology and at King Saud University. In addition, I worked as a TA at Purdue and KSU and an RA at Purdue.

My moto: "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -- Ralph Emerson

Latest Activities and News

  • My joint paper with prof. Eugene Spafford titled "Planning and Integrating Deception into Computer Security Defenses" has been accepted to the NSPW 2014 venue in Victoria, Canada.
  • Joining Google's Chrome Security team as a Software Engineer starting this May, 2014.
  • I am giving a presentation on my winning poster for the CERIAS weekly seminar titled "The Case of Using Negative (Deceiving) Information in Data Protection" at April 2nd, 2014. [link].
  • I won the best poster award during CERIAS's 15th Annual Symposium at March 26-27th, 2014 [ poster ].
  • I am presenting two posters at the CERIAS 15th Annual Symposium at March 26-27th, 2014.
  • I am presenting a paper at the ICCWS-2014 Conference at March 25th, 2014. [paper]
  • I will be teaching Purdue's CS426 (Information Security) class during Spring 2014. [course page]
  • Consulting for the "Information Privacy in Saudi: Investigation, Assessment, and Solutions" project lead by Prof. Waleed Alrodhan.
  • I have successfully passed my Prelimeray Examination at Purdue.
  • Our paper got accepted at the 9th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security ICCWS-2014. [paper]
  • I have been selected to represent Purdue University as a "Global Ambassador". [letter]
  • My proposal for improving revocation of SSL certificates in Firefox has been added to their plan of "Improving Revocation". Special thanks for Kathleen Wilson the CA program manager at Mozilla. [link].


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