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Military College of Signals  (MCS)
Mr. Mian Muhammad Waseem Iqbal
Assistant Professor
Department of Information Security

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Military College of Signals, Humayun Road, Rawalpindi.
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Cyber Security

PhD Information Security – In Progress (NUST, Pakistan)

Mian Muhammad Waseem Iqbal is an academician, researcher, security professional and industry consultant. He did his bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences from Department of Computer Science, University of Peshawar in 2008. He achieved merit based scholarship throughout his bachelor’s degree. He completed his Masters in Information Security from Military College of Signals – NUST in 2012. He was inducted as Lecturer at Department of Information Security (NUST) in May 2012. In Feb 2015 he was promoted as Assistant Professor. Currently he is enrolled in PhD program and is in research phase. His professional services include, but not limited to Industry Consultation, Workshops Organizer/Resource Person, Technical Program Committee member, Conference Chief Organizer, Invited speaker and reviewer for several International conferences. He has authored over 30 scientific research articles in prestigious international journals (ISI-Indexed) and conferences. He is principal advisor for more than 10 MS students and 10 UG projects. 8 out 10 UG projects are industry funded projects. Mr. Waseem has conducted more the 15 CEH, CHFI, CSCU and Forensics practical hands on workshops for industry and armed forces. In recognition of Mr. Waseem services, he was awarded Overall University Best Teacher Award for the year 2014/15.

Honors and Awards (International / National)

  • University Best Teacher 2014-15
  • Plaque of Appreciation for Information Security Training from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan, 2017
  • Plaque of Appreciation for Cyber Security Training Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, 2018.
  • Professional Certifications, Trainings 

  • Certified EC Council Trainer (CEI)
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker, (CEH)
  • EC-Council Certified Hacker & Forensic Investigator, (CHFI)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Professional Experience 

  • Reviewer, Journal of Cluster Computing -Springer
  • Reviewer, IEEE Communication Magazine
  • Reviewer, Journal of Network and Computer Applications
  • Reviewer King Saud Journal
  • Teaching Under Graduate & Post Graduate courses
  • Training Coordination Officer – Dept of Information Security
  • Invited Speaker for 8th International Conference on Internet Security: Enhancing Information Exchange Safeguards, Doha, Qatar 23-27 Dec 2018
  • Invited Speaker for 7th International Conference on Internet Security: Enhancing Information Exchange Safeguards, Almaty, Kazakhstan 19-23 Dec 2017
  • EC-Council Trainer for Certified Secure Computer User Course (7 x Sessions), CEH (1 x session) and CHFI (1 x session)
  • Student Advisor to MCS IEEE Student Branch
  • Local Arrangement Chair and Member TPC for 2nd National Conference on Information Assurance-NCIA2013, from 11-12 December, 2013, sponsored by Higher Education Commission Pakistan, NUST-MCS and IEEE
  • Publicity Co-Chair for 2nd National Conference on Information Assurance-NCIA2013, from 11-12, December, 2013, sponsored by Higher Education Commission Pakistan, NUST-MCS and IEEE
  • Chief Organizer of 4 days workshop on Security Information and Event Management Using OSSIM Hands on Training on 10-13 April 2012, sponsored by NUST-MCS
  • Chief Organizer of 4 day workshop on creating an effective Cyber Security Operation Center (CSOC) through Security Event Information Management Solution (SIEMs) installation, configuration and implementation held on 20-23 June 2011, sponsored by NUST-MCS in collaboration with Trillium Information System Security Pakistan and Alien Vault
  • Chief Organizer of Myriad MCS 2011 an extracurricular event held on 14-15 May, 2011 at MCSNUST, Pakistan
  • Publicity Co-Chair and Assistant Coordinating officer for National Conference on Information Assurance-NCIA2010, CEH and ECSS Certification Workshops, from 10-18 August, 2010, sponsored by Higher Education Commission Pakistan, NUST-MCS and Trillium Information System Security Pakistan
  • Academic Advocate for ISACA student chapter
  • Course Adviser to Master in Information Security students
  • Supervised Under Graduate Degree Projects
  • Supervision of Post Graduate Students
  • Guidance Committee Member for Information Security Master Research Dissertation
  • Member curriculum review committee for Master in Information Security Curriculum
  • Trainer for various Information Security Trainings
  • Member Committee that designed proposal for BESE in (Computer and Network Security) (Approved by NUST)

    Areas of Interests

  • IoT Security
  • SDN Security
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Healthcare Data Security
  • Cyber Crimes & Digital Forensics
  • Cryptography and Information Security
  • Mian Muhammad Waseem Iqbal Journal Publications (Published /available online) (ISI-Indexed with Impact Factor)
    Total IF= 73.158


    • A. Sajjad, M. Afzal, M. M. W. Iqbal, H. Abbas, R. Latif and R. A. Raza, "Kleptographic Attack on Elliptic Curve Based Cryptographic Protocols," in IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 139903-139917, 2020, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3012823. (IF: 3.745)

    • W. Iqbal, H. Abbas, M. Daneshmand, B. Rauf and Y. Abbas, "An In-Depth Analysis of IoT Security Requirements, Challenges and their Countermeasures via Software Defined Security," in IEEE Internet of Things Journal, doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2020.2997651 (IF: 9.936)

    • K. Ullah, I. Rashid, H. Afzal, M. M. W. Iqbal, Y. A. Bangash and H. Abbas, "SS7 Vulnerabilities—A Survey and Implementation of Machine Learning vs Rule Based Filtering for Detection of SS7 Network Attacks," in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 1337-1371, Secondquarter 2020, doi: 10.1109/COMST.2020.2971757. (IF 23.700)

    • Y. A. Bangash, H. Abbas, W. Iqbal, M. M. Z. M. Khan, B. Rauf and H. Afzal, "Delay Reduction Through Optimal Controller Placement to Boost Scalability in an SDDC," in IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 4489-4499, Sept. 2020, doi: 10.1109/JSYST.2019.2941904. (IF 3.987)

    • Muhammad Yaseen, Waseem Iqbal, Imran Rashid, Haider Abbas, Mujahid Mohsin, Kashif Saleem, Yawar Abbas Bangash “MARC: A Novel Framework for Detecting MITM Attacks in eHealthcare BLE Systems” in Journal of Medical Systems 2019. (IF 3.058)

    • Sabeen Javaid, Hammad Afzal, Fahim Arif, Naima Iltaf, Haider Abbas and Waseem Iqbal “CATSWoTS: Context Aware Trustworthy Social Web of Things System” in Sensors 2019, (IF 3.275)

    • Abid Khan Jadoon, Waseem Iqbal*, Muhammad Faisal Amjad, Hammad Afzal, Yawar Abbas Bangash “Forensic Analysis of Tor Browser: A Case Study for Privacy and Anonymity on the Web” in Elsevier  Forensic Science International, Volume 299, June 2019, Pages 59-73 (IF 1.99)

    • Muhammad Asim, Muhammad Faisal Amjad, Waseem Iqbal, Hammad Afzal, Haider Abbas, Yin Zhang “AndroKit: A toolkit for forensics analysis of web browsers on android platform” in Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems, 0-13, 9 October 2018 (IF 5.77)

    • Muhammad Babar, Fazlullah Khan, Waseem Iqbal, Abid Yahya, Fahim Arif, Zhiyuan Tan, and Joseph Chuma, “A Secured Data Management Scheme for Smart Societies in Industrial Internet of Things Environment”, IEEE Access 6 (2018): 43088-43099 (IF 4.098)​

    • Rashid Masood Khan, Waseem Iqbal, Muhammad Faisal Amjad, Haider Abbas, Hammad Afzal, Abdul Rauf, Maruf Pasha, “Forensic investigation to detect forgeries in ASF files of contemporary IP cameras” The Journal of Supercomputing, October 2018, Volume 74, Issue 10, pp 5060–5081, (IF 2.157)

    • Muneeb Ahmed Sahi, Haider Abbas, Kashif Saleem, Xiaodong Yang, Abdelouahid Derhab, Mehmet A. Orgun, Waseem Iqbal, Imran Rashid,Asif Yaseen, “Privacy Preservation in e-Healthcare Environments: State of the Art and Future Directions” IEEE Access, February 14, 2018. IF 4.098

    • Muhammad Yaseen, Kashif Saleem, Mehmet A.Orgund, Abdelouhid Derhab, Haider Abbas ,Waseem Iqbal, Imran Rashid, “Secure Sensors Data Acquisition and Communication Protection in eHealth care: Review on State of the Art” in Elsevier Journal of Telematics and Informatics, 17 August 2017, IF 3.398, Q1

    • Ayesha Arshad, Waseem Iqbal, Haider Abbas, “USB Storage Device Forensics for Windows 10” in Wiley Journal of Forensic Sciences, 62, 18 July 2017, IF 1.134

    • Shah Fahd, Mehreen Afzal, Haider Abbas ,Waseem Iqbal, Salman Waheed, “Correlation Power Analysis of Modes of Encryption in AES and its Countermeasures” in Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems, 77, 21 June 2017, IF 3.997, Q1

    • Muhammad Umair Aslam, Abdelouahid Dehab, Kashif Saleem, Haider Abbas, Mehmet Orgun, Waseem Iqbal, Baber Aslam, “A Survey of Authentication Schemes in Telecare Medicine Information Systems” in Journal of Medical Systems, Springer link, 1(41),1-26, 30th Nov 2016, IF 2.213​


    • “DTMSim-IoT: A Distributed Trust Management Simulator for IoT Networks” in 18th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC 2020).

    • Gerard A., Latif R., Iqbal W., Gerard N., Husnain Johar A., Asghar U. (2021) Detection and Prevention of a Malicious Activity in Industrial Federated Cloud Computing Paradigm. In: Ayaz H., Asgher U. (eds) Advances in Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering. AHFE 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1201. Springer, Cham.

    • ““M. Hassan, K. Mansoor, S. Tahir and W. Iqbal, "Enhanced Lightweight Cloud-assisted Mutual Authentication Scheme for Wearable Devices," 2019 International Conference on Applied and Engineering Mathematics (ICAEM), Taxila, Pakistan, 2019, pp. 62-67. doi: 10.1109/ICAEM.2019.8853659

    • Rida Zojaj Narmeen, Haider Abbas, Narmeen Shafqat, Kashif Saleem and Waseem Iqbal “Framework for Calculating Applications’ Authenticity using Free Tools”  The 16th International Conference on Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing (MobiSPC) August 19-21, 2019, Halifax, Canada, 2019, 268–275.

    • Noor Ul Ain Ali, Waseem Iqbal, Narmeen Shafqat “Analysis of Windows OS’s Fragmented File Carving Techniques: A Systematic Literature Review” 16th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations ITNG 2019, April 1-3, 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

    • Saman Bashir, Haider Abbas, Narmeen Shafqat and Waseem Iqbal “Forensic Analysis of LinkedIn’s Desktop Application on Windows 10 OS” 16th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations ITNG 2019, April 1-3, 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

    • M. Babar, S. Azeem, F. Arif and W. Iqbal, "Integrated Security Model for Managing the Security Non-functional Requirements at Architectural Design of Internet-Based Systems," 2018 International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), Islamabad, Pakistan, 2018, pp. 41-46.
      doi: 10.1109/FIT.2018.00015

    • S. Safdar, M. Mohsin, L. A. Khan and W. Iqbal, "Leveraging the Internet of Things for Smart Waters: Motivation, Enabling Technologies and Deployment Strategies for Pakistan," 2018 IEEE SmartWorld, Ubiquitous Intelligence & Computing, Advanced & Trusted Computing, Scalable Computing & Communications, Cloud & Big Data Computing, Internet of People and Smart City Innovation (SmartWorld/SCALCOM/UIC/ATC/CBDCom/IOP/SCI), Guangzhou, 2018, pp. 2117-2124. doi: 10.1109/SmartWorld.2018.00354

    • Adeel Shah, Haider Abbas, Rabia Latif and Waseem Iqbal “Enhancing E-Healthcare Privacy Preservation Framework through L-Diversity”, 14th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2018), 25-29 June, Limassol-Cyprus.

    • Waseem Iqbal, Subas Khan, Bilal Rauf, Imran Rashid “Decentralized Authentication for Secure Cloud Data Sharing” 27th International Conference on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE-2018), June 27-30 2018, Paris, France
    • A comprehensive people, process and technology (PPT) application model for Information Systems (IS) risk management in small/medium enterprises (SME), Muhammad Imran Javaid, Mian Muhammad Waseem Iqbal, IEEE 2017 International Conference on Communication Technologies (ComTech), 10.1109/COMTECH.2017.8065754, 78 – 90, 12 October 2017
    • Bilal Javed, Mian Waseem Iqbal, Haider Abbas “Internet of Things (IoT) Design Considerations for Developers and Manufacturers”, ICC2017: WT04-5thIEEE International Workshop on Smart Communication Protocols and Algorithms (SCPA 2017, 978-1-5090-1525-2/17, 834 – 839, 21-25 May 2017

    • Integrated Model: Statistical Features, Memory Analysis for Scanner and Printer Forensics, Shah Fahd, Mian Muhammad Waseem Iqbal, Muhammad Arif, IEEE 2016 4th International Symposium on Digital Forensic and Security (ISDFS), 978-1-4673-9865-7, 74 – 77, 25-27 April 2016
    • Security Concerns of Cloud-Based Healthcare Systems: A Perspective of Moving from Single-Cloud to a Multi-cloud Infrastructure, Haider Ali Khan Khattak Haider Abbass, Ayesha Naeem, Kashif Saleem, Waseem Iqbal, 2015 IEEE 17th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom): The 2nd International Workshop on Reliability of eHealth Information Systems (ReHIS 2015), 978-1-4673-8325-7, 61–67, 13-17 October 2015

    • Feasibility Analysis for Incorporating/Deploying SIEM for Forensics Evidence Collection in Cloud Environment, Muhammad Irfan, Haider Abbas, Waseem Iqbal, 2015 ACIS 14th International Conference on Computer and Information Science (ICIS), IEEE 10.1109/ICIS.2015.7166563, 15-2, June 28-July 1 2015​

    • Big Data ??? An evolving concern for forensic investigators, Shahzaib Tahir, Waseem Iqbal, 2015 First International Conference on Anti-Cybercrime (ICACC), IEEE, 10.1109/Anti-Cybercrime.2015.7351932, 1 – 6, 10-12 Nov 2015

    • Attaining accessibility and personalization with Socio-Captcha (SCAP), Ishfaq Hassan, Waseem Iqbal , Waleed Bin Shahid, 12th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), 2015, IEEE, 10.1109/IBCAST.2015.7058517, 307 - 311, 13-17 Jan. 2015

    • DNS security challenges and best practices to deploy secure DNS with digital signatures, M.H. Jalalzai, W.B Shahid, M.M.W Iqbal, 12th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), 2015, IEEE, 10.1109/IBCAST.2015.7058517, 280 – 285, 13-17 Jan. 2015

    • Cheema A.R., Iqbal M.M.W., Ali W. (2014) An Open Source Toolkit for iOS Filesystem Forensics. In: Peterson G., Shenoi S. (eds) Advances in Digital Forensics X. DigitalForensics 2014. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 433. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

    • Selective Region Based Images Encryption Irfan Ullah, Waseem Iqbal, Dr. Asif Masood, 2013 2nd National Conference on Information Assurance (NCIA), IEEE, 125 – 128, Dec11-12 2013, Islamabad.

    • An Efficient Elliptic Curve Based Signcryption Scheme for Firewalls, Waseem Iqbal, Mehreen Afzal, Farhan Ahmad, 2nd National Conference on Information Assurance (NCIA), IEEE, 125 – 128, Dec11-12 2013, Islamabad.

    • Attacks on Bluetooth Security Architecture and Its Countermeasures, Mian Muhammad Waseem Iqbal, Firdous Kausar,  Muhammad Arif Wahla 4th International Conference, ISA 2010, Miyazaki, Japan, June 23-25 2010, Japan, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, June 23-25, 2010​

    Post Graduate Courses

  • Computer Security
  • Computer Forensics
  • Networks Security
  • Wireless Network Security
  • Vulnerability Exploitation and Defense
  • Under Graduate Courses

  • Digital Logic Design
  • ICT
  • Data Encryption and Network Security
  • Computer Networks
  • Programming in C++
  • Computer Forensics
  • Network Security
  • Fundamentals of Cryptography
  • 5 x Projects with Strategic Organization