Muna Al-Hawawreh

Post Graduate Student

A Ph.D. student investigating Cybersecurity in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and critical infrastructure. She holds a master’s degree with a first class-honor in computer science, and worked in various research areas related to Software Engineering, Wireless Sensor Networks, Worldwide interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX), Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Data Mining, and Computational Intelligence Techniques. Her current research focuses on cybersecurity issues in the IIoT, looking at novel detection models for sophisticated threats. She is a member of the Complex Systems Security and IoT Cyber research groups at UNSW Canberra.

During her research journey, she has published a number of papers in high-level journals, and conferences. She has recently developed the world’s first ransomware framework targeting IIoT edge gateway in the critical infrastructure. She is also a reviewer of high-impact-factor journals such as the IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, and the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks.

A highly accomplished, creative, skilled and knowledgeable Computer Scientist with advanced knowledge in most of the computer fields, particularly Networks and Cybersecurity. Extensive experience with more than 5 years in Education/Training stuff by training and teaching different computer courses for learners with different age stages and cultural background, a highly motivated administrative professional with more than 4 years of experience in the management, administrative issues and customer services in different job environments. She is an innovative and energetic team player, relationship builder, flexible, pretty confident, a problem solver, self-managed and highly effective communicator.

Her Interests: Reading, Walking, Chess, and Hacking.

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