Hamid Jahankhani

Hamid Jahankhani

Professor Hamid Jahankhani gained his PhD from the Queen Mary College, University of London. In 1999 he moved to the University of East London (UEL) to become the first Professor of Information Security and Cyber Criminology at the university in 2010. Over the last 15 years Hamid has also been involved in developing new and innovative programs and introducing “block mode” delivery approach at UEL, including MSc Information Security and Computer Forensics, Professional Doctorate Information Security.

Hamid’s principal research area for a number of years has been in the field of cyber security, information security and digital forensics. In partnership with the key industrial sectors, he has examined and established several innovative research projects that are of direct relevance to the needs of UK and European information security, digital forensics industries, Critical National Infrastructure and law enforcement agencies. Hamid has planned, proposed and managed several collaborative projects, and secured a substantial research income of several million Euros. Hamid’s research activities cover the following areas;

  • Emerging threats to e-security
  • Information Security and Risk Management
  • IT Security investment policies Cyber criminology and profiling
  • Identity theft, consumer protection, trust and confidence, cybercrime legislations
  • Forensic Computing and evidence recovery including cloud forensics investigations
  • The implications of cyber-crime for large corporations and individuals
  • Threat Assessment
  • Risk analysis and the formulation of security policies
Hamid has supervised to completion 13 PhD and professional doctorate student degrees in information security and has overseen a total of 67 PhD students, as well as leading International and National research projects in a number of areas.

Professor Jahankhani is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, www.inderscience.com/ijesdf published by Inderscience and is general chair of the annual International Conference on Global Security, Safety and Sustainability (ICGS3). Hamid has edited and contributed to over 15 books and has over 150 conference and journal publications together with Various BBC radio interviews.

In summer 2017 Hamid was trained as the GCHQ “cyberist” to train the next generation of cyber security experts through GCHQ CyberFirst initiative. Professor Jahankhani has number books on; Cyber Criminology, Blockchain and Clinical Trial – Securing Patient’s Data, Cyber Security Practitioner’s Guide and Digital Twins Technologies and Smart Cities to be publications by Summer of 2019.