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Mohammed is a Saudi digital leader in the area of digital transformation and cyber security. He lead the digital transformation program in the Department of Justice in Saudi Arabia in the period 2016-2017. Additionally, he worked as an assistant professor at King Saud University. He worked as a software engineers at Google, a security engineer at Mozilla, and a teaching fellow at Purdue University. He wrote secure software and taught Cyber Security in Saudi Arabia and the United States. Mohammed published a number of articles in the field mainly in the area of deception, authentication and usable security.

Mohammed’s background is in Computer Science and Cyber Security where he completed his PhD at Purdue University advised by Professor Eugene Spafford and Professor Mike Atallah. He holds a masters degrees in Information Security from the ISG at Royal Holloway, University of London and a a bachelor degree in Computer Science from King Saud University. He worked in a number of areas in cyber security; namely the use of deception in security; usable security; and passwords and authentication.


  • “Outstanding Paper Award”, 31st Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC’15), December 2015.
  • “Diamond Award”, CERIAS, Purdue University, March 2015.
  • “Best Poster Award”, CERIAS, Purdue University, March 2014.
  • “Teaching Fellowship”, CS Department, Purdue University, August 2013.
  • “President’s Medal of Innovation”, King Saud University, April 2008.
  • “Student of the Year”, King Saud University, April 2006.